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Name Email address Areas of interest
Professor Arif Ahmed Philosophy of language; decision theory
Dr James Aitken Hebrew language and lexicography; Greek language and lexicography
Dr Dora Alexopoulou Second language learning; learner corpora,  theoretical and experimental syntax, linguistic theory
James Algie Language acquisition, bilingualism, psycholinguistics, corpus linguistics
Dr Øistein E. Andersen Error detection and correction in non-native English text
Professor John Aston Statistical phonetics; spoken language evolution; functional data analysis for linguistics
Dr Simon Baker Natural language processing; biomedical text; lexical acquisition
Dr Anusha Balasubramanian Cognitive-linguistic abilities in bi-literate bilingual children, adults and neurologically impaired population; Literacy, mathematics and cognitive skills in bilingual children from disadvantaged contexts in India
Dr John Bellamy Language standardization; language and identity; language ideologies
Professor Wendy Ayres - Bennett History of linguistic thought in France; history of the French language; socio-historical linguistics; multilingualism; language policy
Dr Marie-Françoise Besnier The transliteration and translation of texts of the omen corpus; Akkadian
Dr Theresa Biberauer Theoretical, comparative and historical syntax
Dr Tam Blaxter Linguistic diffusion; North Germanic languages; statistical methods in linguistics; conditioning of linguistic variation; geolinguistics
Professor Johan Bolhuis Human evolution; language acquisition; language evolution; neurolinguistics
Dr Mirjana Bozic Neurobiology of language; speech; bilingualism
Dr Francesca Branzi Semantic cognition, language production and comprehension, bilingualism
Dr Mark Brenchley Corpora/corpus linguistics; Lexico-grammar; First language acquisition; Language testing; Linguistic theory; Second language acquisition; Syntax; Writing Development
Professor Ted Briscoe Computational linguistics; speech and language processing; textual information management; evolutionary linguistics
Chris Bryant Grammatical error detection and correction, CALL, NLP
Natalia Budohoska English; world Englishes; English in post-colonial context; multilingualism; English as a world language; language change and diversity
Dr Shawn Michael Bullock P.Phys., F.R.G.S., F.R.S.A. History of language education; History of language policy; Plurilingual education; Language learning
Professor Paula Buttery Director of the Cambridge Institute for Automated Language Teaching and Assessment; Machine Learning for Natural Language Processing; Cognitive Models of Language; Low Resource Language. 
Professor Bill Byrne Statistical modelling for speech and language processing; statistical machine translation; speech synthesis
Dr Hugo Caffaratti Psycholinguistics; Phonetics; Cognitive Neuroscience; EEG; Eye Tracker
Dr Andrew Caines Second language learning; first language acquisition; speech; corpus linguistics; language evolution
Dr Bob Carlyon Hearing; cochlear implants; perceptual segregation of concurrent sounds; effects of attention in auditory perception
Dr Ángeles Carreres Translation; language teaching and learning
Helena Cassio Fernandes CLIL; Bilingual Education; Sociolinguistics; Language Development
Abie Chan Higher-order thinking skills; Second Language Education; Oracy; Creativity; Group work
Yin Jue Chang Multilingualism, language processing, language acquisition, executive functioning, code-switching
Dr Ya-Ning Chang Computational modelling (neural network models) of language processing, word reading, visual word recognition, Psycholinguistics, Semantics
Dr Chih-Chun Chen Statistical modelling of language and language processing, in particular for second language learners
Allison Cheung Corpus Linguistics Computer Assisted Language Learning English Language Teaching Second Language Acquisition
Dr Kevin Yet Fong Cheung Psychometrics, Automated assessment of writing and speaking, Computer adaptive testing, Cognitive processes in writing, Identity develpment in writing, Plagiarism
Lorena Chiran Research in Second Language Education
Dr Luca Cilibrasi Morphology and syntax; bilingualism; dyslexia
Professor Roberto Cipolla Robotics; realtime gesture recognition
Professor James Clackson Indo-European comparison and reconstruction; history of languages of Ancient Italy; history of the Greek language; Armenian; historical sociolinguistics
Professor Nigel Collier Computational linguistics; machine learning; semantics; text/data mining; knowledge discovery; domain adaptation; question answering
Professor Ann Copestake Natural Language Processing; computational linguistics; semantics
Sarah Kaarina Crockford Bilingual language processing and use in autism spectrum conditions
Professor Ian Cross Parallels and differences between music and language in cognition; experimental study of music as communicative interaction; rhythm in music and language
Dr Richard Dance Old and Middle English texts; Germanic philology; language contact; historical lexicology and semantics; English etymology
Daria Dashkevich Language acquisition; Typology of phonetic accent; Learning and teaching pronunciation
Dr Matt Davis Speech perception and comprehension; spoken and written word recognition; language learning
Christopher Davis Computational modelling of first/second language acquisition, machine learning, multimodal semantics
Dr Claire Dembry Corpus-building and development in relation to English Language Teaching; corpus-informed pedagogy
Professor Margaret Deuchar FRSA Code-switching; bilingualism; language contact; language variation; corpus linguistics
Min Du Virtual learning; online learning; course design; EFL assessment; second language education
Dr Jacob Dunn Acoustics, primate communication, vocal production, evolution of speech, vocal allometry
Jane Durkin Communications Manager, Cambridge Language Sciences
Prof Michelle Ellefson Development of language from a cognitive science perspective; cognitive benefits of bilingualism and multilingualism; early literacy
Dr Guy Edward Toh Emerson
Professor Brad Epps Spanish and Latin American literature; Catalan literature and film; linguistic unity and diversity; language in relation to national and regional identity
Dr Edith Esch Second language education; bilingualism
Dr Michael Evans Second language education; language teacher education; cross-cultural education; language education policy
Mariano Felice Grammatical error detection and correction in non-native English text
Angela Ffrench Automated assessment of productive language skills; Digital learning; Early years second language acquisition
Dr Elena Filimonova Linguistic typology, particularly personal marking and relational marking; typological databases; children's bi-/multilingualism involving Russian
Dr Rory Finnin Language, literature and national identity
Professor Linda Fisher Multilingualism Multilingual identity Metaphor in relation to belief formation and change Creativity in language learning Language learning motivation Language teacher education Sociocultural approaches in relation to the above Policy in relation to the above
Sheila Flanagan Phonological processing skills and reading development, auditory processing disorder, developmental auditory neuroscience, psychoacoustics, auditory semantics
Professor Robert Foley FBA Human evolution and language; evolutionary ecology of language and cognitive evolution; social evolution; human cultural diversity; linguistic phylogeny
Dr Elisabeth Fonteneau Psycholinguistics; morphology; MEG, EEG; syntax; semantics
Dr Karen Forbes Teaching and learning of Modern Foreign Languages; Language learning strategies; EAL in UK schools; Multilingualism and identity; Community language education
Dr Peter Forster Genetics and language
Professor Maria Freddi Corpus linguistics; quantitative research methodology; English for Academic/Specific Purposes; rhetoric of science; pedagogical grammars of English
Dr Evelina Galaczi Assessment of speaking skills in language learners; Technology and language assessment
Professor Mark Gales Large vocabulary continuous speech recognition; robust speaker recognition; speaker adaptation; machine learning; speaker identification and verification
Lixinhao (Aurora) Gao
Dr Milica Gasic Statistical modelling of human computer dialogue; spoken language understanding and generation; human language technologies; natural language processing
Professor Susan Gathercole FBA Cognitive processes relating to language; developmental disorders; reading difficulties in children
Dr Ardeshir Geranpayeh Psychometrics; automated assessment of writing and speaking; Multi-level Testing, Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT), cheating detection; Learning Oriented Assessment (LOA)
Daniela Gerz Computational linguistics; Artificial Intelligence; machine learning; representation learning; multilingual and cross-lingual approaches
Dr Mahbod Ghaffari Persian language, literature and culture; Iranian studies; Middle Eastern studies; linguistics
Aretousa Giannakou Linguistics; heritage speakers; syntax; morphosyntactic change
Dr Jenny Gibson Social impact and cognitive underpinnings of specific language impairments; pragmatic language impairments and autism; development of non-literal language comprehension and pragmatic language development
Jonathan R. Goodman
Olivia Goodman Corpus linguistics, functional language, learner English, application of research to inform ELT materials development
Dr Mina Gorji The relationship between literary and spoken language
Professor Usha Goswami FBA Dyslexia; reading and spelling development; cognitive development; neuroscience in education; reasoning by analogy
Hilary J. Goy Latin; Classical Greek
Dr Calbert Graham Phonetics; language acquisition; psycholinguistics; dialectology; prosody; Japanese and Romance linguistics
Kim Groothuis Comparative syntax; diachronic syntax; Italian dialectology; Romance philology; historical linguistics
Dr Olaf Hauk Visual word recognition; neuroimaging of language; reading
Prof Henriëtte Hendriks The interaction between language acquisition and cognition
Dr Roxana Herescu The role of thinking skills in language learning; cognitive and linguistic development in bilingual education
Mandy Hill Director of Academic Publishing, Cambridge University Press
Professor Richard Holton Philosophy of language
Songbo Hu Dialogue Systems, Conversational A
Professor Claire Hughes Theory of mind and executive function in children
Professor Caroline Humphrey FBA Cross-language encounters, such as communication between Chinese and Russian traders
Dr Adil Ishag Psycholinguistics Second Language Acquisition Language and Cognition Bilingualism
Dr Ahmed Izzidien BEng(Hons) MA MSc MPhil(Cantab) Arabic; Arabic texts; textual style; subconscious schemata; Language Communication and Comprehension; Human Language Technologies
Suresh Jampa Corpus linguistics; Second language acquisition; Multilingual education; Research in listening; Corpus for teacher education
Marga Jann Non-verbal communication Architecture as language The poetics of architecture Acoustics
Professor Kasia M. Jaszczolt Semantics and pragmatics; philosophy of language; propositional attitude reports and belief ascription; representation of time; semantic ambiguity and underspecification
Jenny Jiang Corpus Linguistics; Data-Driven Learning; English for Academic Purposes; Vocabulary acquisition
Bethany Jones Neurodevelopmental Disorders; Speech and Language Disorders
Professor Mari Jones FLSW Language variation and change; language contact; language death; language revitalization; dialectology; language policy and planning
Dr Neil Jones Language assessment; multilingual frameworks for assessment and learning; Learning Oriented Assessment; adaptive learning
Dr Eivind Kahrs Sanskrit linguistics and philosophy of language; Pali; Prakrit
Melek Karadag Language comprehension; language acquisition; morphological processing; speech perception; orthographic processing
Georgi Karadzhov Natural language processing, dialogue systems 
Dr Dimitrios Kartsaklis Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing; Distributional Semantics; Compositionality; Mathematics of Language; Language Communication and Comprehension; Language Change and Diversity; Language Learning across the Lifespan; Multilingualism; Cambridge English; Human Language Technologies
Professor Napoleon Katsos Semantics and pragmatics; language acquisition; language processing; language disorders; bilingualism
Professor Dominic Keown Catalan-speaking areas; languages and cultures of contemporary Spain
Dr Saussan Khalil Arabic language, linguistics, sociolinguistics, computational linguistics, lexicography, teaching, second language acquisition, natural language processing, community languages
Professor Geoffrey Khan Judaeo-Arabic texts
Mia Kim Bilingualism; language learning; language and thought
Professor Juhani Klemola English language and linguistics; contact linguistics; dialectology; corpus linguistics
Dr Kate Knill Speech recognition; speech synthesis; limited resource and language independent speech technology; language learning and assessment; assistive speech technology
Dr Ece Kocagoncu The neural representation of semantic knowledge
Dr Ekaterina Kochmar Natural Language Processing; computational semantics
Professor Anna Korhonen Computational approaches to lexicon, syntax, semantics and discourse; scientific text processing and text mining; NLP for biomedicine; NLP for real-world applications; computational models of human language learning
Professor Zoe Kourtzi Learning and brain plasticity; cognitive ageing; adaptive behaviours across the lifespan
Dr Julia Krivoruchko Greek Lexicography Etymology Eeading Multilingualism 
Professor Matt Lambon Ralph Memory and language, and multiple disorders in these domains
Tim Laméris L2 acquisition of speech; Lexical tone; Influence of linguistic and non-linguistic factors in L2 speech acquisition; Japanese
Dr Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga Semantics; pragmatics; experimental semantics and pragmatics; language acquisition; philosophy of language
Professor Adam Ledgeway Romance languages and linguistics; (Morpho)Syntactic Theory; Italian linguistics and dialectology; historical syntax; morphology
Dr Victoria Leong Speech rhythm and temporal patterns of slow amplitude modulation in the speech envelope
Xiyuan Li Neurolinguistics Psycholinguistics Tone and tone sandhi
Jing Li Language policy; foreign language learning; psycholinguistics
Keith Liang
Joyce Dong Ok Lim Second language acquisition; computer-assisted language learning; corpus linguistics; L2 vocabulary acquisition; L2 writing; language teaching; education
Dr Gad Lim Assessment of writing and speaking
Dr Yongcan Liu Second language teacher development; sociocultural theories of learning and SLA; community/heritage/minority language acquisition and education
Dr Alex Loktionov Ancient Egyptian language with a particular interest in legal texts Transmission of intellectual culture, and especially legal ideas, between Egypt and the Akkadian-speaking world
Dr Bingjiang Lyu Incremental speech processing; neurolinguistics; cognition; computational linguistics
Xusong Ma Comparative Syntax; Second Language Acquisition; Bilingualism; Language and Cognition; Language Communication and Comprehension; Language Change and Diversity; Language Learning across the Lifespan; Multilingualism; Cambridge English; Human Language Technologies
Dr Lucy MacGregor Spoken language comprehension; semantic ambiguity resolution; cognitive neuroscience; psycholinguistics
Jean Maillard Machine Learning; computational linguistics; Natural Language Processing; syntax; semantics
Dr Jenny Mander Modern language education and teaching publications in early modern Europe; impact of technology on linguistic diversity
Professor William Marslen-Wilson FBA The neuroscience of language
Dr Oliver Mayeux Language endangerment and revitalization; language contact and change; grammatical change in endangered and revitalized languages; new speakers of endangered languages; corpus linguistics
Mohyi Eldeen Maziad Critical Discourse Analysis; Cognitive Linguistics; Middle Eastern Studies; Arabic-English translation and interpreting
Dr Kirsty McDougall Phonetic theory; speaker characteristics forensic applications of phonetics
Barbara McGillivray Computational semantics; quantitative historical linguistics; digital humanities
Dr Torsten Meißner Reconstruction of the Proto-Indo-European parent language; historical bilingualism and multilingualism
Dr Zrinka Mendas online teaching, sign language, medical professionals, communication, deafness
Professor David Menon Cognitive impairment; traumatic brain injury; Alzheimer's disease
Professor Neil Mercer Language and education; oracy
Mateus Miranda Corpus Linguistics Corpus Pragmatics Spoken Language
Dr Avin Mirawdeli Automatic Speech Recognition; Stuttering research; Disfluency; Speech, Language and Communication disorders; Developmental Speech disorders; Language Communication and Comprehension; Human Language Technologies
Professor Marta Mirazón-Lahr Evolution of language
Professor James Montgomery Classical Arabic; literary translation and the translation of classical Arabic poetry
Professor Brian Moore Mechanisms of normal and impaired hearing
Javier Moreno-Rivero Translation and language policy Sociolinguistics and sociology of language Law and language Translation Studies
Dr Sarah Morgan Using speech and language to detect and predict psychiatric disorders
Gordana Najdanovic Research Strategy Manager, Funder Relations and Knowledge Exchange
Dr Nicolaos Neocleous
Li Nguyen Code-switching; language contact; theoretical linguistics
Professor Máire Ní Mhaonaigh Medieval Irish language; medieval Welsh language; Celtic philology
Diane Nicholls Second language acquisition Learner corpus research and development Natural language data annotation Automated assessment and feedback Annotation system development
Professor Emeritus Francis Nolan Phonetic theory; prosody the application of phonetics in forensic science
Dr Paul M. Noorlander Linguistic typology & documentation Areal & historical Linguistics West Asia Semitic languages Indo-Iranian languages
Dr Dennis Norris Speech recognition; reading
Athina Ntalli Child second language acquisition of morphosyntax
Professor Alex Oliver Logic; metaphysics
Dr Ekaterina Ostashchenko Lexical deficits in children with ASD; language acquisition; atypical development; phonological processing in atypical development
Dr Karen Ottewell MCIL Assessment of academic English; the "cultural" impact on writing; academic writing across the disciplines; achieving clarity in writing; academic literacy
Dr Ben Outhwaite The vocalization and underlying pronunciation of medieval Bible manuscripts; Medieval Hebrew; Hebrew and Aramaic documents as a source for the history of the medieval Middle East
Dr Hratch Papazian Ancient Egyptian language; social and economic history of ancient Egypt; palaeography and epigraphy
Dr Teresa Parodi Monolingual and bilingual first language acquisition; second language acquisition by children and adults; multilingualism; second language acquisition and language change
Dr Carla Pastorino Campos Psycholinguistics; second/additional language acquisition; lexical acquisition and processing; multilingualism, neurolinguistics, memory
Dr Karalyn Patterson FBA Neuropsychology of language and memory; semantics; phonology; focal dementia syndromes; cross-language studies of English and Japanese
Dr Ana I. Pérez Language comprehension; bilingualism and second language learners; developmental cognitive processes; individual differences in comprehension
Dr Pascual Pérez-Paredes Learner language; variation and multidimensional analysis of (specialized) language(s); CALL; corpora in applied linguistics; ICTs in language education
Dr Simon Pickl German language history; language variation and change; historical sociolinguistics; dialectology and geolinguistics; written language
Professor Catherine Pickstock The application of linguistics to theories of religious language
Nandhaka Pieris MCollT MCCT EAL; language testing and assessment; multilingualism; second language education; teacher assessment literacy; teacher cognition; teacher education
Dr Charles M. Pigott Mayan; Quechua; Ecolinguistics; Literature (oral and written); Endangered languages; Multilingualism; Language change and diversity
Dr Kate Plaisted-Grant Auditory perception; speech-in-noise perception; linguistic processing
Edoardo Maria Ponti Typological linguistics for polyglot NLP
Professor Brechtje Post Phonology; phonetics; language psychology; neurolinguistics
Afra Pujol i Campeny Historical linguistics; syntax; language change; language acquisition
Rishi Rajpopat acoustics, Indian languages and linguistics, linguistics and mathematics, linguistics and Indian music
Dr Billi Randall The neuroscience of language; morphology; semantics
Professor Sumantra Ray Nutritional education; interfaces between nutrition, cognitive flexibility and language; cognitive development; language communication and comprehension
Olesya Razuvayevskaya Natural Language Processing; machine learning; argument mining
Dr Marek Rei Machine learning; neural network models; sequence labeling tasks; automated assessment
Martin Renard Anthropological linguistics / linguistic anthropology; Language endangerment and revitalisation; Kanyen'kéha (Mohawk) and other related Northern Iroquoian languages; Morphology, especially polysynthetic languages; Linguistic theory
Professor Ian Roberts FBA Comparative and historical syntax
Professor Peter Robinson Human-computer interaction; inference and expression of affect in non-verbal aspects of speech
Amanda Roig-Marín Medieval multilingualism; Middle English Philology; Anglo-Iberian relations 
Professor Pauline Rose Educational inequality: gender and poverty; international and national policies and practices for reaching the marginalised
Professor James Russell Language acquisition; lexical development; syntax
Professor Paul Russell Multilingualism and language contact; medieval linguistic analysis and thought; spelling systems; morphology and word formation; medieval translation
Dr Angeliki Salamoura Second language learning with reference to L2 English; language assessment; learner corpora; bilingualism
Professor Helena Sanson History of Italian literature and culture with reference to women and gender; history of the Italian language; history of linguistic thought
Danielle Saunders Neural machine translation; domain adaptation for natural language
Dr Nick Saville Language test development and validation; Learning Oriented Assessment (LOA); Language Policy; Multilingualism and Plurilingualism; Ethics and AI in language education; Understanding Assessment - "assessment literacy"
Sarah Schechter Language learner motivation; Outreach for language education; Applied Linguistics
Dr Norma Schifano Historical and synchronic comparative Romance and Greek linguistics; morpho-syntax; dialectology; language contact; cartography
Dr Elaine Schmidt Psycholinguistics; language acquisition; language Processing; phonetics and phonology; neurolinguistics; prosody; sentence processing
Julia Schwarz Morphological Processing; Phonology; Psycholinguistics; Cognitive Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Language Communication and Comprehension; Natural Language Processing
Dr Meredith Shafto Age-related changes in specific language abilities
Curtis Sharma BA, MPhil Bilingual cognition; developmental disorders; cognitive neuroscience; executive function; attention and working memory; pragmatic language use
Itamar Shatz Second language acquisition; Corpus linguistics; Lexical distance; Linguistic typology; Research methodology
Jin Shen Corpus linguistics; second language education; corrective feedback
Pu Shi Academic literacy; critical thinking and learner autonomy; cultural and ideological issues in language education; history of English language education in China
Samantha Sie Second Language Acquisition; multilingualism; syntax
Dr. Roberto B. Sileo Bilingualism. English language teaching and assessment. First and second language processing. Pragmatics. Semantics. Research method practice.
Jasper Hong, SIM Phonological acquisition in first and second languages; Properties of and variation in child-directed speech; Bilingualism; Speech variability; Social variation in language; Language contact, dialects and ethnolinguistic repertoires
Michael Simmons Potential collaborative research proposals and projects; knowledge exchange
Professor Nidhi Singal Disability, poverty and development; poverty, ethnicity and special educational needs
Professor Ioanna Sitaridou Comparative and historical syntax of the Romance languages; Greek dialectal and diachronic syntax
Professor Janet Martin Soskice Metaphor and figurative speech in bibilical studies; religious language and "Naming God"
Dr Emmanuel Stamatakis The neural basis of consciousness; the neural basis for poor cognitive outcome following traumatic brain injury
Harper Staples Multilingualism; Comparative Education; Identity
Dr Philippa Steele Languages of ancient Cyprus; Aegean linear scripts; multilingualism in the ancient world; languages of ancient Mediterranean and Near East; Ancient Greek dialectology
Dr Arlid Stenberg Text designs for the facilitation of reading; Comparisons of linguistic and musical reading strategies;  Literacy acquisition and its social implications; Musical literacy
Professor Roel Sterckx FBA Classical and literary Chinese; classical Chinese philology
Benjamin Strawbridge FRSA MCCT Science education Oracy and dialogue Speech, language and communication needs Second language education Socio-economic disadvantage 
Dr Li Su Language comprehension; imaging and computational techniques for cognitive neuroscience
Professor Simone Teufel Natural Language Processing; Information Retrieval
Dr Andrew Thwaites Information processing; theory of mind; brain-imaging; computational theory
Chara Triantafyllidou Reading comprehension Prosodic skills and implicit prosody Bilingualism in English as an Additional Language (EAL) Socioeconomic status and reading abilities Dyslexia
Professor Ianthi Maria Tsimpli Bilingualism and multilingualism; first and second language acquisition; psycholinguistics; language impairment
Andromachi Tsoukala Language pathology; Syntactic parsing during reading
Dr Melody Turner Applying linguistic analysis in healthcare; Language Communication and Comprehension; Language Change and Diversity; Language Learning across the Lifespan; Cambridge English; Human Language Technologies
Prof Richard E. Turner Computer perception in relation to sound, and its applications
Professor Lorraine K. Tyler FBA The functional and neural structure of the language system; preservation and loss of language function following stroke; neurobiology of language and aging
Bert Vaux Phonology; historical linguistics; dialectology; Armenian; Abkhaz
Albert Ventayol-Boada Cognitive linguistics; construction grammar; endangered languages and language documentation; linguistic diversity and multilingualism; Catalan, Welsh, and Slavonic languages
Dr Vincenzo Vergiani Sanskrit; Classical Tamil; the history of linguistic ideas and the philosophy of language in ancient India
Dr Piers Vitebsky Ritual language, texts and performance Indigenous languages of Siberia Indigenous (Munda) languages of India Greek philology Dictionary and corpus compilation
Dr Margreet Vogelzang Speech and language processing; syntax and semantics; language acquisition and aging; psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics; cognitive approaches to individual differences
Jane Walsh Managing ongoing activities and overseeing the future development of Cambridge Language Sciences
Jia Wan Computational linguistics
Xiao Wang Data-driven learning; corpus linguistics; second language pragmatics; academic English
Yingcan Wang Predictive neural mechanism of speech learning; Language Communication and Comprehension, Language Change and Diversity, Language Learning across the Lifespan; Multilingualism; Cambridge English; Human Language Technologies; psycholinguistics
Zhilin Wang Natural language processing; Psycholinguistics; Personality psychology; Human language technologies
Hsiaoching Wang Theoretical/Experimental Linguistics Chinese Syntax Second Language Acquisition
Dr Elizabeth Warburton Aphasia
Dr Sheila Watts German and Germanic linguistics
Jodie Webber Multilingualism Nutrition Education Literacy Cognition Education Policy
Dr Daniel Weston Discourse analysis of academic admissions interviews at elite institutions, bilingual code-switching, English dialect development, historical sociolinguistics
Dr Emma Widdis Russian and Soviet cinema
Mandy Wigdorowitz Monolingualism, bilingualism and multilingualism; comprehension and cognition; language profiling; speech and language processing; codeswitching; statistical analysis
Dr John Williams Second language lexical and syntactic processing; cognitive mechanisms in second language learning
Dr Jo Willmott Mood and modality in ancient Greek
Dr Elspeth Wilson First language acquisition; word learning; experimental semantics & pragmatics; implicature; bilingualism
Dr Andrew Winnard Publisher: Language, Linguistics, Anthropology
Dr Ian Winter The neural basis of hearing
Helena Wood Speech and language disorders; Developmental Language Disorder
Professor Phil Woodland Machine learning and statistical pattern recognition; signal processing
Dr Martin Worthington Babylonian and Assyrian grammar; Akkadian; Sumerian
Travis Wright Structure and Diachrony of Greek and Central Semitic (esp. Hebrew) Semantics-Pragmatics Interface Grammaticalization Cognitive Linguistics (esp. Construction Grammar) Translation
Professor Laura Wright History of the English language; history of London English; historical codeswitching; lexical sociolinguistics
Xinran Wu
Jocelyn Wyburd Learning environments; curriculum design; language learner autonomy; use of technology to support language teaching and learning
Lini Xiao language and identity; sociolinguistics of mobility; language socialisation; Language Change and Diversity; Language Learning across the Lifespan; Multilingualism
Wenduan Xu Natural Language Processing
Xin Xu acoustics; multilingualism; identity; English as a second language; corpus linguistics; Language Communication and Comprehension; Language Change and Diversity; Language Learning across the Lifespan
Lilong Xu Language acquisition; bilingualism; multilingualism; syntax
Dr Jing Xu
Dr John Xuereb The neuropathy of language disorders
Zehui Yang second language education, multilingual identity, teacher identity, distance learning, narrative inquiry
Zihang Yang Second Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Language Prediction; Language Comprehension
Dr Helen Yannakoudakis Automated assessment
Professor Steve Young Spoken dialogue systems; speech recognition and synthesis; human-computer interaction
Fei Yuan Evolution of language; Syntax
Professor Boping Yuan Developmental linguistics (syntax, semantics, interfaces); non-native grammars, particularly second and third language acquisition of Chinese
Dr Nicholas Zair Languages of Ancient Italy; Proto-Indo-European and the Indo-European Languages
Austin Zhang Speech recognition; speaker verification; computer music composition
Danyang Zhang Second language acquisition Vocabulary learning Learning strategy MALL CALL Language education
Xi Zhang Relationship between speech and music in tone languages
Vicky Yiran Zhao Language disorder; Social Communication Disorder; psychosocial adversities; literacy; Global South
Associate Professor Haiyan Zhu Motion encoding in space and language; cognitive linguistics
Yuchen Zong Language learning strategies; Positive psychology in second language acquisition