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Language and Linguistics

Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics



Wendy Ayres-Bennett

Ayres-Bennett, Wendy (Emerita)

Wendy's research interests are: History of the French language; Variation and change in French, from the sixteenth century to the present day; History of linguistic thought; Linguistic standardisation and codification; Language policy and ideology

Maya Feile Tomes

Feile Tomes, Maya

Maya's research revolves around the literary culture of the early modern Iberian world, focusing on transatlantic dialogues, multilingual dynamics (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Latin), and classical reception; she also has a special interest in translation.

Henriette Hendriks

Hendriks, Henriette

Henriette's research interests are: First and Second Language acquisition; Cognitive Linguistics; Multilingualism and Cognitive Flexibility; Reference to Person, Space and Time.

Napoleon Katsos

Katsos, Napoleon

Napoleon Katsos is interested in how experimental research in language acquisition and processing can inform theoretical linguistic inquiry and vice versa. His particular focus is in the area of semantics and pragmatics, especially implicature, presupposition and quantification.

Adam Ledgeway

Ledgeway, Adam

Adam Ledgeway's research interests include the comparative history and morphosyntax of the Romance languages, Italian dialectology, Latin, Italo-Greek, syntactic theory, linguistic change and language contact. His research is channelled towards bringing together traditional Romance philological scholarship with the insights of recent linguistic theory.

Brechtje Post

Post, Brechtje

Brechtje’s research draws on phonetics, phonology, language  psychology, language acquisition and cognitive neuroscience to gain insight into the way in which linguistic systems exploit speech sound to encode different types of meaning. Her main focus is on speech prosody (intonation, accentuation, rhythm, and phrasing).

Ioanna Sitaridou

Sitaridou, Ioanna

Ioanna's research interests are: dialectal and diachronic syntax: word order phenomena, null subjects, complementation, infinitives, null objects, subjunctive obviation; Micro-variation; Acquisition (especially L2 and heritage languages) and language change; Language Contact; Syntactic phylogenies and reconstruction

Ianthi Tsimpli

Tsimpli, Ianthi

Ianthi Maria Tsimpli works on language development in the first and second language in children and adults, language impairment, attrition, bilingualism, language processing and the interaction between language, cognitive abilities and print exposure.