Current PhD students

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

  • Ms Maria Chioti - 'Attitudes to English-English Accents: An Examination of Their Formation' (supervised by Wendell Kimper, Marije Van Hattum and Alex Baratta). Visit Maria Chioti's website.
  • Ms Núria Barrios Jurado - 'The syntax-discourse interface: A comparative study of Catalan and Spanish' (supervised by Professor Delia Bentley and Dr Julio Villa-Garcia). Visit Núria Barrios Jurado's website.
  • Miss Siena Weingartz - 'The Interaction between Gradability and Modality: The View from Ndebele and Afrikaans' (supervised by Vera Hohaus and Andrew Koontz-Garboden).
  • Ms Roxanne Taylor - 'Argument realisation and argument structure in the Old English eventive noun phrase' (supervised by Kersti Börjars and Tine Breban).
  • 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).
  • Mr Chit Fung Lam - 'Control and Complementation in Parallel Constraint-based Architecture: An Empirically Oriented Investigation of Mandarin Chinese' (supervised by Kersti Börjars and Eva Schultze-Berndt). Visit Chit Fung Lam'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 Eve Suharwardy 'A Study of Temporal Comparison in English and Malay' (supervised by Vera Hohaus and Andrew Koontz-Garboden). Visit Eve Suharwardy's website.
  • Miss Alina McLellan - 'Relative and cleft constructions in Réunion Creole' (supervised by Delia Bentley and Eva Schultze-Berndt).
  • Mr Paul Stott - 'Investigating the processing of quantified noun phrases' (supervised by Dr Vera Hohaus and Dr Andrew Stewart). Visit Paul Stott's website.
  • Miss Ellen Symonds 'The Use of Intimidation in Threats' (supervised by Andrea Nini and Andrew Stewart).
  • 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 Peris Roberts 'Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing for Authorship Identification' (supervised by Andrea Nini and Colin Bannard).
  • Mr Samer Ahmed 'Xerbi Kurmanji: A morphosyntactic and structural analysis' (supervised by Eva Schultze-Berndt and Andrew Stewart)
  • Miss Luísa Ferrari 'The role of inferencing in the diachronic development of new contrast markers' (supervised by Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen)(University of Manchester) (Visiting student 2022-23). Visit Luísa Ferrari's website.