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Staff in Theoretical & Applied Linguistics

Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics


Staff and Research Interests

Staff and their Research Interests

Below are primary teaching and supervision staff and their research interests. Potential applicants may also be interested in looking at the following lists of people:

Research Interests

Name Research Interests
Professor Wendy Bennett 
(Murray Edwards College)
History of Linguistic Thought, Historical Linguistics, French Linguistics
Professor Nigel Collier 
(Murray Edwards College)
Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics
Professor Henriette Hendriks 
(Lucy Cavendish College)
Language and Cognition, Comparison of First and Second Language Acquisition, Discourse Analysis, Psycholinguistics
Professor Kasia Jaszczolt 
(Newnham College)
Semantics and Pragmatics, Philosophy of Language
Dr Napoleon Katsos Experimental Semantics and Pragmatics, Bilingualism, Developmental Disorders
Professor Anna Korhonen Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing
Dr Kirsty McDougall Phonetics
Dr Marieke Meelen Historical linguistics, syntax and natural language processing
Professor Francis Nolan Phonetics
Professor Brechtje Post 
(Jesus College)
Phonetics, Phonology, Psycholinguistics
Professor Ian Roberts 
(Downing College)
Comparative and Historical Syntax
Professor Ianthi Tsimpli 
(Fitzwilliam College)
First and Second Language Acquisition, Language Impairment, Bilingualism
Professor Bert Vaux 
(King's College)
Phonology, Morphology, Dialectology, Historical Linguistics
Dr John Williams Psycholinguistics, Cognitive Psychology, Second Language Learning

Others in the Faculty Related to Linguistics

Within the Faculty there are a number of people whose work and teaching are closely connected with linguistics.

Name Section Subject area  
Dr Mark Chinca German German Medieval Literature
Dr Mari Jones French Language Death, Language Contact, Dialectology, Language Change ([Comparative] Romance and Other Languages)
Prof Adam Ledgeway Italian Syntax of Romance Languages
Ksenia Zanon

Slavonic Studies

Syntax of Slavic Languages
Dr Ioanna Sitaridou Spanish and Portuguese Syntax of Romance Language
Dr Sheila Watts German Historical Linguistics of German, Older Germanic Languages, Tense and Aspect, Grammaticalisation
Prof Christopher Young German Middle High German



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