Current PhD students

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

  • Samer Ahmed - 'Xerbi Kurmanji: A morphosyntactic and structural analysis’ (Eva Schultze-Berndt and Andrew Stewart, supervised by Yaron Matras until 2021).
  • 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).
  • Núria Barrios Jurado - 'The syntax-discourse interface: A comparative study of Catalan and Spanish' (supervised by Professor Delia Bentley and Dr Julio Villa-Garcia).
  • Michael Cameron - 'Each To Their Own Language: An exploration of individual differences in grammar' (supervised by Dr Andrea Nini and Dr Andrew Stewart).
  • Maria Chioti - 'The Effect of Priming on Accent Attitudes: An Investigation of their Affective and Cognitive Bases' (supervised by Wendell Kimper and Marije Van Hattum).
  • Vanessa Fung - 'Grammatical Strategies in Warning Expressions in Mandarin-Chinese' (supervised by Professor Eva Schultze-Berndt and Dr Martina Faller).
  • Chit Fung Lam - 'The Typology of Null Subject Languages: A Lexical-Functional Grammar Analysis' (supervised by Kersti Börjars and Eva Schultze-Berndt).
  • Alina Mclellan - 'Modality and its Interaction with Tense and Aspect in Reunionese Creole' (supervised by Delia Bentley).
  • Paul Stott - 'Investigating the influence of implicit visual cues on transitive sentence comprehension cross-linguistically' (supervised by Dr Vera Hohaus and Dr Andrew Stewart). Visit Paul Stott's website.
  • Roxanne Taylor - 'Argument Structure and Genitive Modification in the Old English Noun Phrase' (supervised by Kersti Börjars and Tine Breban).
  • Elizabeth Tobyn - 'The Acquisition of Unaccusativity: the Effect of Dialect Exposure on Early and Late English-Italian Bilinguals' (supervised by Professor Delia Bentley and Dr Andrea Nini).