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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics

 

Dr Roberto B Sileo

Roberto B Sileo
Position(s): 
Affiliated Lecturer
Department/Section: 
Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)1223 335 010 (Theoretical and Applied Linguistics)
Location: 

 

Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Raised Faculty Building
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
CB3 9DA
United Kingdom

 

About: 

 

Roberto is an affiliated lecturer in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics at the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics and the academic director of the MSt. in English Language Assessment, a blended learning programme delivered by the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education in collaboration with various university departments. He is also the Fellow and Director of Studies in Linguistics at Homerton College, Cambridge. Upon completion of his PhD, Roberto was the postdoctoral research associate on two different projects: ‘Rethinking Being Gricean: New Challenges for Metapragmatics’ and ‘Core Syntax in Bilingual Children’. 

Roberto holds a PhD and an MPhil in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics from the University of Cambridge. He also holds a degree in English Language Teaching from the Asociación Argentina de Cultura Inglesa and law degrees from the University of Oxford and the University of Buenos Aires. 

 

Teaching interests: 

 

Bilingualism.

English language teaching and assessment.

First and second language processing.

Pragmatics.

Semantics.

Research method practice.

 

Research interests: 

 

Bilingualism.

First and second language processing.

Pragmatics.

Semantics.

 

Published works: 

 

  • Sileo, R.B., Tsimpli, I.M. & Cilibrasi, L. (under review). Anaphoric pronoun resolution in ambiguous verb-of-transfer contexts: A forced-choice reaction-time task.
  • Sileo, R. B. & Jaszczolt, K.M. (2021). Towards a conceptual-semantic model of cross-sentential anaphora. Cambridge Occasional Papers in Linguistics 13, 63-97.
  • Jaszczolt, K. M. & Sileo, R. B. (2021). Pragmatics and Grammar as Sources of Temporal Ordering in Discourse: The Case of And. In Macagno, F. & Capone, A. (Eds.) Inquiries in Philosophical Pragmatics: Issues in Linguistics, 53-81.
  • Sileo, R.B. & Tyčová, D. (2019). Czech-Rep: Introducing a nonword repetition task for Czech. Studies in Applied Linguistics 10(2), 101-107.
  • Sileo, R.B. (2018a). Slurs, truth-value judgements, and context sensitivity. Human Affairs 28(1), 17-23.
  • Sileo, R.B. (2018b). The semantics and pragmatics of racial and ethnic slurs: Towards a psychologically real contextualist account. Cambridge Occasional Papers in Linguistics 11, 86-119.