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Valentina Brunetto, Teaching Fellow in English Language and Syntax

+44 (0)113 343 8987

Syntax; first language acquisition; Romance clitics; anaphora; reflexivity; phases.
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Catherine Davies, Associate Professor in Psycholinguistics

+44 (0)113 343 7627

First language acquisition; developmental pragmatics; experimental pragmatics; psycholinguistics
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Cécile De Cat, Professor of Linguistics

Language acquisition (first, bilingual, second); second language processing; information structure an its interaction with syntax; corpus-based and experimental studies; statistical modelling
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Deak Kirkham, Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes

+44 (0)113 343 3398

Teaching academic English for business and management; application of linguistic concepts to language learning and teaching; constructed languages
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Robert Lennon, Research Fellow

Sociophonetics; speech perception; perceptual learning; rhoticity; tempo perception
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Jamie Lingwood, Research Fellow

Language development; Interventions; Shared book reading; Psycholinguistics; Randomised Controlled Trials; Meta-analyses
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Diane Nelson, Senior Lecturer in Linguistics

Syntax, especially the syntax-morphology interface; syntactic language impairments; language evolution; endangered languages; Uralic languages
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Pier Pischedda, Tutor in Applied and Historical Linguistics Research Assistant in Corpus Linguistics

Semantics; historical linguistics; sound symbolism; CAT tools; translation; phonetics and phonology; corpus linguistics
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Leendert Plug, Associate Professor in Linguistics and Phonetics

Phonetics, phonology and interactional linguistics; phonetic reduction; prosodic marking; tempo production and perception
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Gisela Tomé Lourido, Lecturer in Sociophonetics

+44 (0) 113 343 3222

Sociophonetics; bilingualism; speech perception; L2 speech learning; acquisition of sociophonetic variation; Galician phonetics
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Janet C.E. Watson, Leadership Chair for Language at Leeds

+44 (0)113 343 7069

Documentation of Modern South Arabian languages; Arabic dialectology; phonology; morphology; acoustic and instrumental phonetics
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Clare Wright, Lecturer in Linguistics and Language Teaching

+44 (0)113 343 1852

Second language teaching and learning; L2 morphosyntax; psycholinguistics, working memory; L2 fluency; L2 Mandarin development; EAP; internationalisation of HE
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