Current PhD students

Read about the theses and research interests of some of our current PhD students in Linguistics and English Language.

  • Mr Samer Ahmed 'Xerbi Kurmanji: A morphosyntactic and structural analysis' (supervised by Eva Schultze-Berndt and Andrew Stewart).
  • Miss Shatha Alahmadi 'A comparative investigation of the semantics-phonology interface: Focus-sensitive particles in Hijazi Arabic and English' (supervised by Martina Faller and Vera Hohaus).
  • Ms Núria Barrios Jurado 'The syntax-discourse interface: A comparative study of Catalan and Spanish' (supervised by Delia Bentley and Julio Villa-Garcia). Visit Núria Barrios Jurado's website.
  • Mr Ben Cross (supervised by Andrea Nini).
  • Mr Michael Cameron 'Each To Their Own Language: An exploration of individual differences in grammar' (supervised by Andrea Nini and Colin Bannard).
  • Miss Vanessa Fung 'Grammatical Strategies in Warning Expressions in Mandarin-Chinese' (supervised by Eva Schultze-Berndt and Martina Faller).
  • Mr Michael Green 'Non-finite complementation in Estonian' (supervised by Delia Bentley and Tine Breban).
  • Mr Changxin Ke 'The Semantics of Mandarin Decomposition Adverbs' (supervised by Martina Faller and Andrew Koontz-Garboden). See Changxin's Ke's research profile.
  • Ms Moe Kitamura (supervised by Eva Schultze-Berndt). Visiting PGR student in semester 1 2023/24.
  • Ms Zhiyao Ren 'Cross-linguistic transfer in multilinguals' spatial expression: A typological and developmental study in Tibetan, Chinese and English' (supervised by Eva Schultze-Berndt and Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen). Visit Zhiyao Ren's website.
  • Mr Peris Roberts 'Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing for Authorship Identification' (supervised by Andrea Nini and Colin Bannard).
  • Ms Antonia Russo 'The substitutive contrast in Italian between synchrony and diachrony: the cases of bensì and anche' (supervised by Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen). Visiting PGR student in semester 1 2023/24.
  • Mr Paul Stott 'Investigating the processing of quantified noun phrases' (supervised by Vera Hohaus and Andrew Stewart). Visit Paul Stott's website.
  • Miss Eve Suharwardy 'A Study of Temporal Comparison in English and Malay' (supervised by Vera Hohaus and Andrew Koontz-Garboden). Visit Eve Suharwardy's website.
  • Ms Elizabeth Tobyn 'The Acquisition of Unaccusativity on Evidence from Early and Late Dialect-Italian Bilinguals' (supervised by Delia Bentley and Andrea Nini).
  • Miss Siena Weingartz 'The Interaction between Gradability and Modality: The View from Ndebele and Afrikaans' (supervised by Vera Hohaus and Andrew Koontz-Garboden).