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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages


Research in Linguistics: Psycholinguistics and Language Acquisition

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Alexopoulou, Dr Dora

Dr Alexopoulou works on linguistic theory and language learning with a focus on second language acquisition. She is interested in exploiting big data from online language learning for developing models combining linguistic and computational approaches.


de Vincent-Humphreys, Dr Maren

Maren de Vincent-Humphreys' interests lay in the areas of psychology of language learning and the influence of language, specifically second language, on identity.


Filimonova, Dr Elena

Elena Filimonova came to language teaching via theoretical linguistics, in which she continues to pursue her interest. She is one of the developers of The Universals Archive and the editor of Clusivity: Typology and case studies of the inclusive-exclusive distinction (Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2005 [TSL 63]). Her current research interests include typology of relational marking and varieties of modern Russian, in particular grammar of spoken, non-academic language. She is also exploring different approaches in designing language textbooks and how politics can affect language teaching.


Parodi, Dr Teresa

Teresa Parodi works on first and second language acquisition, with a strong focus on bilinguaglism and multilingualism. This includes the study of simultaneous and successive bilinguals as well second language acquisition by children and by adults. The research questions asked refer to the nature of language knowledge, the relation between the first and successive languages, language acquisition in a naturalistic situation, language as a means of integration and educational achievement.

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News and Research Opportunities

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships 2018

13 June 2018

The Faculty welcomes applications for British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Leverhulme Early Career Postdoctoral Fellowships

11 November 2016

The Faculty welcomes applications for Leverhulme Early Career Postdoctoral Fellowships.

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships 2017

10 May 2016

The Faculty welcomes applications for British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships.

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