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I joined the department in September 2019 as a Research Associate in Second Language Acquisition and Processing, after submitting my PhD in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics at the University of Cambridge. Prior to that, I did an MPhil in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology at the University of Oxford. Before studying linguistics, I obtained my first degree in Philosophy and a postgraduate degree in Cognitive Studies (MA), both from the University of Sheffield.
I am interested in the psycholinguistic processes underlying second language acquisition and processing. My PhD research focused on the implicit learning of novel spatial prepositions through elicited recall, and their use in spoken production. While studying at Oxford, I also did research on L1 processing, specifically on structural prediction based on semantic and syntactic cues. 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.