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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Dogus Oksuz

Dogus Oksuz
Research Associate
Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics
Raised Faculty Building
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue
United Kingdom


Broadly Dogus is interested in the relationship between language and cognition. His research specifically focuses on intersections between typology, age and language learning/processing. His work draws on corpus analysis and psycholinguistic experimentation to address research questions such as the following: What role do multi-word expressions (e.g., collocations) play in language processing? What is the role of frequency in language processing? What is the impact of typological distance between first and second language on learning? How typological characteristics of languages affect processing? Does age make a difference in language learning? He is currently a research associate at DTAL, working for the Leverhulme Trust funded research project Linguistic Typology and Learnability in Second Language with Dora Alexopoulou and Ianthi Tsimpli. Prior to joining Cambridge, he received his PhD from Lancaster University and worked as a research fellow at the University of Leeds.

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Published works: 

Öksüz, D. C., Brezina, V., Rebuschat, P. (in press). Collocational processing in L1 and L2: The effects of word frequency, collocational frequency, and association. Article accepted in Language Learning on 26 May 2020.