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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics

 

Mandy Wigdorowitz

College

St John's

Email

mw738@cam.ac.uk

Supervisor

Professor Ianthi Tsimpli

Research Topic

Linguistic and Cognitive Effects of Contextual and Individual Linguistic Diversity: Multilingualism in South Africa and the United Kingdom

About

Mandy Wigdorowitz is a PhD candidate in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics at the University of Cambridge. She is researching the psycholinguistic and cognitive effects of language experience in multilinguals with a focus on language and interaction from linguistic, social, cognitive and psychological perspectives. In addition to her doctoral research, she is a registered Research Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa, an Executive Member of the Division for Research and Methodology of the Psychological Society of South Africa, and Editorial Assistant for the Journal of Open Humanities Data.

Research

Monolingualism, bilingualism and multilingualism

Comprehension and cognition

Language profiling

Speech and language processing

Codeswitching

Statistical analysis

Scholarships/Prizes

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust for PhD study

Awarded funding from the 2019 Travel Grant Award – Parsons Fund from St John’s College, University of Cambridge

Poster prize winner at the 2019 Cambridge Language Sciences Annual Symposium, University of Cambridge

Teaching

Supervisor for Language, Brain, and Society (Li3)

Publications

Wigdorowitz, M., Rajab, P., Hassem, T., & Titi, N. (Forthcoming). The Impact of COVID-19 on Psychometric Assessment across Industry and Academia in South Africa. African Journal of Psychological Assessment.

Wigdorowitz, M., Pérez, A. I., & Tsimpli, I. M. (2020). A holistic measure of contextual and individual linguistic diversity. International Journal of Multilingualism. DOI: 10.1080/14790718.2020.1835921

Cockcroft, K., Wigdorowitz, M., Liversage, A. (2019). A multilingual advantage in the components of working memory. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 22 (1), 15–29. doi:10.1017/S1366728917000475

Other activities and roles 

Registered Research Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa

Executive Member of the Division for Research and Methodology for the Psychological Society of South Africa

Guest Editor for the special collection ‘Humanities Data in the time of COVID-19’ for the Journal of Open Humanities Data

Editorial Assistant and Copyeditor for the Journal of Open Humanities Data

Data Champion for the University of Cambridge