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Postgraduate Study in Linguistics

Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics


Recent PhD Graduates in Theoretical & Applied Linguistics


Name College Thesis title Conferral Year Supervisor
Hanna Danbolt Ajer Trinity Hall Putting PPs into order – Understanding prepositionality in the predominantly postpositional language Lule Sami 2023 Dr Theresa Biberauer
Giulia Bovolenta Jesus College 'Developing production skills through implicit learning' 2020 Dr John Williams
Kerri-Ann Butcher King's College The MOAN-MOWN and MOAN-GOOSE mergers in Lowestoft English: Perception and production 2023 Prof Bert Vaux
Rodanthi Christofaki Corpus Christi College 'Projected self:  the de se across dimensions and beyond pronouns' 2020 Prof Ianthi Tsimpli
Costanza Conforti Fitzwilliam College Cross Target Generalization for Stance Detection (in collaboration with DREAM - CDT in Data, Risk, and Environmental Analytical Methods) 2023 Prof Nigel Collier
Gamal Crichton St. Edmund's College 'Improving automated literature-based discovery with neural networks neural biomedical named entity recognition, link prediction and discovery' 2019 Prof Anna Korhonen and Dr Nigel Collier
Sarah Crockford Trinity College 'Neural correlates and patterns of language use in bilingual autistic individuals' 2023 Dr Napoleon Katsos
Julia Heine Trinity College Out of Action? – Re-evaluating Methodological Challenges in Embodied Semantics Research 2023 Prof John Williams
Katie Howard Jesus College When bilingualism meets autism: the perspectives and experiences of children, parents and educational practitioners 2020 Dr Napoleon Katsos
Drasko Kascelan Trinity College 'Prevalence of autistic-like traits in general population bilingual and monolingual samples and their effect on cognition and metaphor processing/interpretation' 2020 Dr Napoleon Katsos
Sana Kidwai Fitzwilliam College Voice, Case and the External Argument: The perspective from Urdu 2024 Dr Theresa Biberauer and Prof Ian Roberts
Tim Laméris St John's College Non-native perception, production, and lexical processing of tone 2022 Prof Brechtje Post
Qianchu (Flora) Liu Peterhouse College On the Modelling and Evaluation of Context-sensitive Lexical Semantics 2023 Prof Anna Korhonen
Olga Majewska Corpus Christi College Acquiring and Harnessing Verb Knowledge for Multilingual Natural Language Processing 2021 Prof Anna Korhonen
Oliver Mayeux Peterhouse College 'Rethinking decreolization: language contact and change in Louisiana Creole' 2019 Prof Mari Jones
Javier Moreno-Rivero St Edmund's College Translation Policies of Minoritised Languages through Organised Activism: a Comparative Study of Catalan and Welsh 2023 Prof Wendy Bennett
Li Nguyen   Cross-generational linguistic variation in the Canberra Vietnamese heritage language community: a corpus-centred investigation 2022 Prof Henriette Hendriks & Dr Theresa Biberauer
Athina Ntalli Murray Edward's College 'The acquisition of finiteness in English by child second language learners in instructed contexts: age of onset and L1 effects' 2021 Prof Henriette Hendriks and Dr Dora Alexopoulou
Edoardo Ponti St. John's College 'Inductive bias and modular design for sample-efficient neural language learning' 2021 Prof Anna Korhonen
Chenchen (Julio) Song Gonville & Caius College 'On the formal flexibility of syntactic categories' 2019 Prof Ian Roberts and Dr Theresa Biberauer
Kayeon Yoo King's College 'The production and perception of domain-initial strengthening in Seoul, Busan and Ulsan Korean' 2021 Prof Francis Nolan

For current PhD students, please see here