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Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics


Current PhD Students in Theoretical & Applied Linguistics

Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages

Current PhD Students in Theoretical & Applied Linguistics

Name Research Topic Contact details Supervisor
Hanna Danbolt Ajer Adpositions in the Uralic language Lule Sámi - an Investigation of the Distribution of Ambipositions

Dr Theresa Biberauer

James Algie Corpus-based and Experimental Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Professor Ianthi Tsimpli
Carlos Balhana Deep Learning of Semantic Models of Second-Language English Learners Dr Dora Alexopoulou 
Giulia Bovolenta Implicit Learning and Production Dr John Williams
Kerri-Ann Butcher A Sociophonological Approach to Understanding Language Variation in Suffolk Dr Bert Vaux
Mireia Cabanes-Calabuig Semantics and pragmatics of expressive language Professor Kasia Jaszczolt
Alex Cairncross L1-Attrition of Pronominal Reference and (Pseudo)Relative Clause Parsing in Italian Professor Ianthi Tsimpli
Xiaoxuan Chen Reporting Nonliteralness: Propositional Attitude Reports and Figurative Language Professor Kasia Jaszczolt
Rodanthi Christofaki Expressing the Self: Cultural Diversity and Cognitive Universals Professor Ianthi Tsimpli
Costanza Conforti Rumour Mill: Measuring the Veracity of Rumours in the Social Media (in collaboration with DREAM - CDT in Data, Risk, and Environmental Analytical Methods) Dr Nigel Collier
Stefania Costea The effects of contact on Moldovan Daco-Romanian syntax Professor Adam Ledgeway
Gamal Crichton Improving Automated Literature-based Discovery for Cancer Biology Professor Anna Korhonen and Dr Nigel Collier
Sarah Crockford Multilingualism and Cognition: What Are the implications for autism spectrum conditions? Dr Napoleon Katsos
Kateryna Derkach The Acquisition of Articles in L2 English Dr Dora Alexpoulou
Linda Gerlach Selection of similar speakers based on perceptual judgements and measured features for forensic applications Dr Kirsty McDougall
Yiyang Guo The syntax and semantics of counting: A comparative approach Prof Ian Roberts and Dr Theresa Biberauer
Julia Heine Processing Language Through the Body: The Necessity of Embodiment Processes Dr John Williams
Katie Howard The School Experiences of Bilingual Children on the Autistic Spectrum Dr Napoleon Katsos
Elena Isolani

The Parametric Comparison Method: a diachronic comparative analysis of Italian and Florentine Prof Ian Roberts   
Drasko Kascelan Prevalence of Autistic-Like Traits in Non-Clinical Bilingual and Monolingual Samples and Their Effect on Metaphor Processing/Comprehension Dr Napoleon Katsos
Sana Kidwai Decomposition of Urdu Case Dr Theresa Biberauer and Professor Ian Roberts
Tim Laméris Learning Tones in an L2 Prof Brechtje Post
Anthony Li The Domain-Specificity of Task-Switching in Multilingualism: a Study on Cantonese-Mandarin-English Professor Ianthi Tsimpli
Kechun (Katrina) Li Prosodic focus in Chinese dialects Professor Brechtje Post and Professor Francis Nolan
Fangyu Liu Topic  Multi-modal and self-supervised language representation learning Prof Nigel Collier
Qianchu Liu Automatic Detection of Concreteness in Words Dr Anna Korhonen
Xusong Ma English Speakers' Acquisition of the V-DE Construction in L2 Mandarin Chinese Dr Henriette Hendriks
Ruijun (Melody) Ma Investigating Childhood Bilingualism and Cross-Linguistic Influence Professor Ianthi Tsimpli
Olga Majewska Multi-Lingual Acquisition of Semantic-Syntactic Lexical Resources for Verbs Professor Anna Korhonen
Oliver Mayeux Language Change in Louisiana Creole Professor Mari Jones
Javier Moreno-Rivero Translation Policies in Organised Activism for Minoritized Languages: A Comparison of Catalan and Welsh Professor Wendy Bennett
Li Nguyen Matrix Language in a Corpus of Vietnamese-English Mixed Speech in Canberra, Australia Dr Henriette Hendriks & Dr Theresa Biberauer
Athina Ntalli Child L2 Acquisition Dr Henriette Hendriks and Dr Dora Alexopoulou
Edoardo Ponti Network Analysis of Linguistic Events and their Relations Prof Anna Korhonen
Victor Prokhorov Inducing Semantic Embeddings for Unseen Words with Artificial Neural Networks Dr Nigel Collier
Madeleine Rees Individual variability dictating integration of speech production and perception systems in Spanish & English-speaking bilinguals Prof Brechtje Post and Dr Matt Davis
Fangning Ren An Interface-based Approach to Analysing Wh-fronting Constructions in Mandarin Chinese Prof Ian Roberts
Julia Schwarz Separate, Combined, or Parallel Routes? An Interdisciplinary Approach to Complex Word Processing Prof Brechtje Post
Itamar Shatz How Learners' Native Language Influences their Lexical Development during Second Language Acquisition: a Large-Scale Corpus Study Dr Dora Alexopoulou
Samantha Sie The role of Manglish in the acquisition of English as a second language in Malaysia Prof Ianthi M. Tsimpli
Jasper Sim Phonological Acquisition of Contact varieties of English in Simultaneous Bilinguals Prof Brechtje Post
Chara Triantafyllidou The Role of Prosodic Skills and Socioeconomic Status in Reading Comprehension

Prof Ianthi-Maria Tsimpli
Julio Song Formal Flexibility of Syntactic Categories Professor Ian Roberts and Dr Theresa Biberauer
Andromachi (Anna) Tsoukala The Role of Prediction in Reading Prof Ianthi M. Tsimpli, Prof Zoe Kourtzi, and Dr Margreet Vogelzang
Chrysoula (Lina) Vassiliu Individual Differences in Multilingualism and Language Learning: Effects on Cognitive Flexibility and Structure Learning Professor Henriette Hendriks and Professor Zoe Kourtzi
Jodie Webber Linguistic and cognitive effects of a mobile teaching kitchens intervention (nutrition education) Professor Ianthi Tsimpli and Professor Sumantra (Shumone) Ray
Mandy Wigdorowitz Linguistic and Cognitive Effects of Contextual and Individual Linguistic Diversity: Multilingualism in South Africa and the United Kingdom Professor Ianthi Tsimpli
Liu Yang On the structure of nominal coordination Prof Ian Roberts and Dr Theresa Biberauer
Kayeon Yoo Domain-Initial Strengthening Effects in Korean Professor Francis Nolan
Chenyi Zhang Individual differences in Text-Picture Integration Professor Ianthi Tsimpli
Meiru Zhang Early detection of epidemic outbreaks based on social media data Prof Nigel Collier
Yixin Zhang L1 Development of Lexical Tone from an Interactive and Parallel Perspective Prof Brechtje Post and Dr Elaine Schmidt
Fanghua Zheng How Plurality is Encoded in Mandarin Chinese Noun Phrases Professor Ian Roberts and Dr Theresa Biberauer
Yi Zhu LEXICAL Project

Professor Anna Korhonen



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