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Name Email address Areas of interest
Dr 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
Dr Kyriakos Antoniou Bilingualism; bi-dialectalism; language acquisition; pragmatic competence; cognitive development; experimental pragmatics; language processing
Professor John Aston Statistical phonetics; spoken language evolution; functional data analysis for linguistics
Dr Simon Baker Natural language processing; biomedical text; lexical acquisition
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
Dr David G. Beresford-Jones Synthesis between historical linguistics and archaeology; language history of the Andean region
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
Dr James Blevins Morphology; syntax
Professor Johan Bolhuis Human evolution; language acquisition; language evolution; neurolinguistics
Giulia Bovolenta Psycholinguistics; Second Language Acquisition; Implicit learning
Dr Mirjana Bozic Neurobiology of language; speech; bilingualism
Dr Francesca Branzi Semantic cognition, language production and comprehension, bilingualism
Dr Sue Brindley Secondary English; teaching and learning through digital technologies
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 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
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
Dr Xiaobin Chen Intelligent Computer Assisted Language Learning, Second Language Acquisition, Computational Linguistics
Rodanthi Christofaki Philosophy of language; semantics; pragmatics; cognitive linguistics; Japanese
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
Valentina Colasanti Comparative Romance linguistics; Italo-Romance linguistics; syntax; morphology; historical linguistics
Dr 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
Gamal Crichton Natural Language Processing; machine learning; literature-based discovery; neural networks
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 Graham Cunningham The linguistic history of the ancient Middle East; Akkadian; Sumerian
Ruyi Dai Language acquisition and processing; contrastive study of English and Chinese
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 Adrià de Gispert Statistical machine translation
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 / Project Coordinator, Cambridge Language Sciences
Dr Michelle Ellefson Development of language from a cognitive science perspective; cognitive benefits of bilingualism and multilingualism; early literacy
Dr Guy Edward Toh Emerson Computational semantics; machine learning; morphosyntax; low-resource languages
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
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
Dr 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 Simon Franklin FBA Russian history and culture
Professor Maria Freddi Corpus linguistics; quantitative research methodology; English for Academic/Specific Purposes; rhetoric of science; pedagogical grammars of English
Professor Mark Gales Large vocabulary continuous speech recognition; robust speaker recognition; speaker adaptation; machine learning; speaker identification and verification
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; cheating detection; Learning Oriented Assessment; Big Data
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
Jamie Giberti Area 1 Area 2 Area 3
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
Olivia Goodman Corpus linguistics, functional language, learner English, application of research to inform ELT materials development
Jonathan R. Goodman Evolutionary ecology of language change; evolution of exploitative behaviors; evolutionary explanations of the development of accents; cultural evolution
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
Milan Gritta Computational Linguistics; Machine Learning; Artificial Intelligence
Kim Groothuis Comparative syntax; diachronic syntax; Italian dialectology; Romance philology; historical linguistics
Shixiang Gu Machine learning; signal processing; deep learning
Dr Olaf Hauk Visual word recognition; neuroimaging of language; reading
Professor Sarah Hawkins The acoustics and perception of speech; interactive aspects of speech and music
Dr 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
Professor Geoff Horrocks History and structure of Greek (ancient, medieval and modern); history and structure of Latin (to the early middle ages); syntax, semantics and morphology; language change
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 Ahmed Izzidien BEng(Hons) MA MSc MPhil(Cantab) Arabic; Arabic texts; textual style; subconscious schemata; Language Communication and Comprehension; Human Language Technologies
Professor Kasia M. Jaszczolt Semantics and pragmatics; philosophy of language; propositional attitude reports and belief ascription; representation of time; semantic ambiguity and underspecification
Dr Neil Jones Language assessment; multilingual frameworks for assessment and learning; Learning Oriented Assessment; adaptive learning
Professor Mari Jones FLSW Language variation and change; language contact; language death; language revitalization; dialectology; language policy and planning
Dr Eivind Kahrs Sanskrit linguistics and philosophy of language; Pali; Prakrit
Melek Karadag Language comprehension; language acquisition; morphological processing; speech perception; orthographic processing
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
Dr Napoleon Katsos Semantics and pragmatics; language acquisition; language processing; language disorders; bilingualism
Professor Dominic Keown Catalan-speaking areas; languages and cultures of contemporary Spain
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 Anastasia Klimovich-Gray Syntactic, morphological and phonological language processing; neurolinguistics
Ben Knight Application of linguistic research to design of learning materials; ELT pedagogical research; 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
Alexander Kuhnle Machine learning for NLP; visual question answering; synthetic language data; evaluation methodology
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
Jing Li Language policy; foreign language learning; psycholinguistics
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 Xunying Liu Large vocabulary continuous speech recognition; statistical modelling for speech and language processing; language modelling and adaptation; machine learning
Dr Yongcan Liu Second language teacher development; sociocultural theories of learning and SLA; community/heritage/minority language acquisition and education
Dr Bingjiang Lyu Incremental speech processing; neurolinguistics; cognition; computational linguistics
Ruijun Ma Multilingualism; bi-literacy; cognitive linguistics; language acquisition
Megan Ma Linguistic structuralism; Translation and meaning; Language change; Computational linguistics; Machine learning and language processing 
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; attention and memory in language comprehension
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
Dr Barbara McGillivray Computational semantics; quantitative historical linguistics; digital humanities
Dr Torsten Meißner Reconstruction of the Proto-Indo-European parent language; historical bilingualism and multilingualism
Professor David Menon Cognitive impairment; traumatic brain injury; Alzheimer's disease
Professor Neil Mercer Language and education; oracy
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 Javier Moreno-Rivero is a researcher in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics at the University of Cambridge, focusing on translation policies of minoritized languages. He holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in translation (Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Universitat d'Alacant) and applied Spanish linguistics (Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo and Instituto Cervantes). He has held various academic positions in France (Rouen), the United Kingdom (Heriot-Watt, Sheffield and Open University) and the United States, where he was a Lecturer in Spanish at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) prior to joining Cambridge. In 2018, he was appointed Assessor in Spanish Translation by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University. He has extensive experience in higher education teaching and research; and his research interests lie in the fields of translation policy, minoritized languages and legal translation and interpreting. At the moment, he is in the editorial board of the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law (Springer) and the Journal of Language and Law.
Dr Lisa-Maria Müller Bi-/multilingualism; language acquisition; (Specific) language Impairment; applied Linguistics; psycholinguistics;
Gordana Najdanovic Research Strategy Manager, Funder Relations and Knowledge Exchange
Nicolaos Neocleous Romeyka
Li Nguyen Code-switching; language contact; theoretical linguistics
Professor Máire Ní Mhaonaigh Medieval Irish language; medieval Welsh language; Celtic philology
Dr Galina Nikiporets-Takigawa Corpus linguistics; pragmatics; language change; semantics; CALL
Professor Francis Nolan Phonetic theory; the application of phonetics in forensic science
Dr Dennis Norris Speech recognition; reading
Athina Ntalli Child second language acquisition of morphosyntax
Andrea Olguin Selective auditory attention; selective neuronal tracking of attended speech; bilingualism
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
Carla A. Pastorino Campos Psycholinguistics; second/additional language acquisition; lexical acquisition and processing; multilingualism
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 Mohammad Taher Pilehvar Semantic representation (of word senses); lexical semantics; semantic similarity; Word Sense Disambiguation; semantics
Dr Kate Plaisted-Grant Auditory perception; speech-in-noise perception; linguistic processing
Dr Tamara Polajnar Compositional distributional semantics; Kernel methods
Edoardo Maria Ponti Typological linguistics for polyglot NLP
Dr 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
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
Professor Pauline Rose Educational inequality: gender and poverty; international and national policies and practices for reaching the marginalised
Professor Paul Russell Multilingualism and language contact; medieval linguistic analysis and thought; spelling systems; morphology and word formation; medieval translation
Professor James Russell Language acquisition; lexical development; syntax
Dr Angeliki Salamoura Second language learning with reference to L2 English; language assessment; learner corpora; bilingualism
Dr 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 Biljana Savikj Second language socialisation of immigrant background children; social networks
Dr Nick Saville Language proficiency scales and descriptors in the context of assessment; learning-oriented assessment; language and migration
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
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 Roberto holds a PhD in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics from the University of Cambridge. As a member of the Prague and Cambridge Primus Group, Roberto is currently a research associate on the 'Core Syntax in Bilingual Children' project.  Roberto's past research focussed on the use and interpretation of descriptive and expressive language and he was also the research associate on Prof. Kasia Jaszczolt's 'Rethinking Being Gricean: New Challenges for Metapragmatics', a project funded by a Cambridge Humanities Research Grant.
Jasper Sim Hong Sociophonetics; language acquisition; bilingualism; new Englishes
Michael Simmons Potential collaborative research proposals and projects; knowledge exchange
Professor Nidhi Singal Disability, poverty and development; poverty, ethnicity and special educational needs
Dr Ioanna Sitaridou Comparative and historical syntax of the Romance languages; Greek dialectal and diachronic syntax
Dr Ediz Sohoglu Speech perception; auditory cognitive neuroscience
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
Professor Roel Sterckx FBA Classical and literary Chinese; classical Chinese philology
Brian Stone Editor, Humanities and Social Sciences journals
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
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
Dr 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
Dr 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
Lydia Viñals-Castonguay Second language learning, bilingual language processing
Dr Piers Vitebsky Oral language traditions; indigenous languages of tribal India; indigenous languages of Siberia
Jane Walsh The development of interdisciplinary research in 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
Dr Elizabeth Warburton Aphasia
Dr Sheila Watts German and Germanic linguistics
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; linguistic distance; speech and language processing; statistical analysis
Dr John Williams Second language lexical and syntactic processing; cognitive mechanisms in second language learning
Dr David Willis Syntactic change; history of Celtic and Slavonic languages; use of electronic corpora in historical linguistics
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
Dr Laura Wright History of the English language; history of London English; historical code-switching; historical sociolects
Jocelyn Wyburd Learning environments; curriculum design; language learner autonomy; use of technology to support language teaching and learning
Dr Mengying Xia Metaphor; Chinese
Lini Xiao language and identity; sociolinguistics of mobility; language socialisation; Language Change and Diversity; Language Learning across the Lifespan; Multilingualism
Lilong Xu Language acquisition; bilingualism; multilingualism; syntax
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
Dr John Xuereb The neuropathy of language disorders
Dr Helen Yannakoudakis Automated assessment
Dr Kevin Yet Fong Cheung Psychometrics, Automated assessment of writing and speaking, Computer adaptive testing, Cognitive processes in writing, Identity develpment in writing, Plagiarism
Professor Steve Young Spoken dialogue systems; speech recognition and synthesis; human-computer interaction
Dr Boping Yuan Developmental linguistics (syntax, semantics, interfaces); non-native grammar, particularly second language acquisition of Chinese
Dr Zheng Yuan Natural language processing; machine translation; grammatical error detection and correction; language testing and assessment
Dr Nicholas Zair Languages of Ancient Italy; Proto-Indo-European and the Indo-European Languages
Austin Zhang Speech recognition; speaker verification; computer music composition
Meng Zhang Discourse organisation assessment of non-native English text
Danyang Zhang Second language acquisition Vocabulary learning Learning strategy MALL CALL Language education
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