Academic staff

Meet the people that make up our Department of Linguistics and English Language

The department of Linguistics and English Language has a diverse staff, working in a wide range of different areas.

Academic staff

Dr Colin Bannard

  • Senior Lecturer in Linguistics
  • Research areas: Computational linguistics, language development, psycholinguistics, data science and statistics
  • Email: colin.bannard@manchester.ac.uk

Dr Maciej Baranowski

Professor Delia Bentley

Dr Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero

Dr Tine Breban

Professor Thea Cameron-Faulkner

Dr Martina Faller

Dr Leonie Gaiser

Professor Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen

Dr Vera Hohaus

Dr Wendell Kimper

Professor Andrew Koontz-Garboden

Professor April McMahon 

  • Professor of Linguistics, Vice-President for Teaching, Learning and Students
  • Research areas: Evolutionary linguistics, historical linguistics, phonology

Dr Donald Alasdair Morrison

Dr Andrea Nini

Dr Serge Sagna

  • Lecturer in Linguistics
  • Research areas: First language acquisition, sociolinguistics (esp. multilingualism), typology, lexical semantics, field linguistics
  • Email: serge.sagna@manchester.ac.uk

Professor Eva Schultze-Berndt

Dr Patrycja Strycharczuk

Dr Julio Villa-García

Dr Richard Zimmermann

Postdoctoral Researchers

Emeriti

Honorary Professors

  • Professor Kersti Börjars - Professor of Linguistics

Honorary Lecturers and Research Fellows

  • Dr Martin Barry
  • Dr Margit Bowler
  • Dr Annabella-Gloria Niculescu-Gorpin
  • Dr Thanh Nyan
  • Dr Nuria Yáñez-Bouza