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Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars 2017-18

Listed below are scholars visiting Cambridge during this academic year. Scholars staying for a longer period of time are also listed in the Research Directory.

If you have a visitor to your department who would like to be listed on this page, please send an email to with the visitor's name, home affiliation, Cambridge affiliation, research interests, and dates of their visit.


Professor Johan Bolhuis

Home institution: Utrecht University

Cambridge affiliation: Department of Zoology

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Research interests: comparative analysis of birdsong learning and human speech and language acquisition; theoretical analysis of the evolution and mechanisms of language; neural mechanisms of language


Dr Fei Cao

Home institution: Hangzhou Normal University, China

Cambridge affiliation: Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

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Dates of visit: September 2017 - August 2018

Research interests: non-native Chinese discourse, acquisition of Chinese as a second language


Dr Encarnación Hidalgo-Tenorio

Home institution: University of Granada, Spain

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Cambridge affiliation: Faculty of Education

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Dates of visit: 1 October 2017 - 31 December 2017

Research interests: sociolinguistics, pragmatics, discourse analysis

Project whilst in Cambridge: Learner Language, Gender, Modality and Corpus Linguistics



Professor Adam Kendon

Home institution: retired. Formerly of the University of Pennsylvania

Cambridge affiliation: Biological Anthropology, Department of Archaeology. Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies

Contact details: 01223 560534;;

Dates of visit: until September 2018

Research interests: gesture, sign language, evolutionary origins of language

Project whilst in Cambridge: critique of the place of gesture in language origins theories


Professor Juhani Klemola

Home institution: University of Tampere, Finland

Cambridge affiliation: Clare Hall (Osk. Huttunen Fellow)

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Dates of visit: 1 September 2017 - 31 July 2018

Research interests: English language and linguistics, contact linguistics, dialectology, corpus linguistics


Dr Simon Pickl

Home institution: University of Salzburg, Austria

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Cambridge affiliation: Department of German and Dutch

Contact details:, 01223 760389

Dates of visit: 1 October 2017 - 30 September 2019

Research interests: German language history, language variation and change, historical sociolinguistics, dialectology and geolinguistics, written language


Dr Andreu Sentí

Home institution: University of València, Department of Catalan Philology

Cambridge affiliation: Department of Spanish and Portuguese

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Dates of visit: 31 October 2017 - 22 December 2017

Research interests: corpus linguistics, historical linguistics, semantic change, semantics, syntax

Project whilst in Cambridge: Modal Verbs in Old Catalan


Dr Mary Ann Walter

Home institution: Middle East Technical University, Northern Cyprus Campus

Cambridge affiliation: Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

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Dates of visit: September 2017 to January 2018

Research interests: phonetics, phonology, sociolinguistics, language contact, Middle Eastern and Balkan languages

Project whilst in Cambridge: Sound Patterns and Sibling Languages