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Dr Giulia Bovolenta



I joined the department in September 2019 as a Research Associate in Second Language Acquisition and Processing. I studied Philosophy (BA) and Cognitive Studies (MA) at the University of Sheffield, before discovering linguistics. I then did an MPhil at the University of Oxford and a PhD at the University of Cambridge, both in linguistics, specialising in psycholinguistics and second language acquisition.



I am interested in the psycholinguistic processes underlying second language acquisition and processing. I am currently working with Professor Emma Marsden on the project “Processing for Acquisition”, looking at the role of prediction and error-based learning in second language acquisition. My doctoral research focused on the implicit learning of novel spatial prepositions through elicited recall, and their use in spoken production. As an MPhil student, I also did research on L1 processing, specifically on structural prediction based on semantic and syntactic cues.

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Department of Education
University of York
YO10 5DD

Tel: +44(0)1904 323592