Department of Language and Linguistics

Our research students

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Discover the research students in the Department of Language and Linguistics

Our research students investigate a broad range of exciting topics and are supervised by our academic staff.

To visit an individual research student's profile and find their contact details, please click on the links below:

Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs)

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Language and Linguistics
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Language and Linguistics
Research interests: Affect in foreign language learning and teaching; Individual differences in second language learning; Foreign language teachers and learners' emotions
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Language and Linguistics
Ask me about: Bilingualism; Language Processing; Syntax; Eye-Tracking; Syntactical Ambiguity; Working Memory (Constraints); Executive Control Research interests: Bilingualism; Language Processing; Syntax; Eye-Tracking; Syntactical Ambiguity; Working Memory (Constraints); Executive Control
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Language and Linguistics
Ask me about: Sociolinguistics; Language Policy; Language in Education; Language and Inequalities; Arabic Sociolinguistics ; North African Sociolinguistics
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Language and Linguistics
Ask me about: Bilingualism; Lexical Processing ; Second language acquisition ; Language disorders ; EEG
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Language and Linguistics
Research interests: Psychology of Language; Language and Meaning
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Language and Linguistics
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Language and Linguistics
Ask me about: Explicit and implicit knowledge ; Language learning aptitude; RT measures in applied linguistics Research interests: Explicit and implicit knowledge and learning; Individual learners differences in SLA, in particular language aptitude and working memory; RT measures in applied linguistics
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Language and Linguistics
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Language and Linguistics
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Language and Linguistics
Ask me about: second language processing; generative second language acquisition
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Language and Linguistics
Ask me about: Language Attrition; Eye-tracking technology Research interests: Bilingual lexical processing; Language Attrition and Heritage languages; Eye-tracking technology in Applied Linguistics; Cross-linguistic interactions and Code-Switching
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Language and Linguistics
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Language and Linguistics
Ask me about: Effects of aging and dementia on language; Bilingual cognition; Language disorders; Experimental linguistics Research interests: Normal/clinical aging and linguistics; Bilingualism and cognition; Experimental linguistics
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Language and Linguistics
Research interests: Dyslexia & Reading Competence; Second Language Learning & Learning Difficulties ; Achievement Emotions & Language Anxiety

Research students

Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Research interests: Affect in foreign language learning and teaching; Individual differences in second language learning; Foreign language teachers and learners' emotions
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Research interests: Teacher Training; Teacher Development; The Transition from Teaching General English to EAP; Teacher Reflection; The relationship between academic locus of control and long-term perceived self-efficacy for academic writing in undergraduates
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Research interests: Second language acquisition
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Ask me about: Sociolinguistics; Language Policy; Language in Education; Language and Inequalities; Arabic Sociolinguistics ; North African Sociolinguistics
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Ask me about: Bilingualism; Lexical Processing ; Second language acquisition ; Language disorders ; EEG
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Research interests: Embedding the SDGs into TEFL and TESOL: A pilot study; The Multiplier Effect: Embedding the SDGs for transformative sustainable education; Lecturers’ perceptions of student writers: Implications for academic literacy and EAP; Perspectives on academic writing: L1 and L2 students’ experience within Healthcare and Hospitality Foundation degree programmes ; Reflections on Welcome Week: The challenges mature students face when learning and making sense of academic conventions
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Research interests: Psychology of Language; Language and Meaning
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Ask me about: Explicit and implicit knowledge ; Language learning aptitude; RT measures in applied linguistics Research interests: Explicit and implicit knowledge and learning; Individual learners differences in SLA, in particular language aptitude and working memory; RT measures in applied linguistics
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Ask me about: second language processing; generative second language acquisition
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Ask me about: Language Attrition; Eye-tracking technology Research interests: Bilingual lexical processing; Language Attrition and Heritage languages; Eye-tracking technology in Applied Linguistics; Cross-linguistic interactions and Code-Switching
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Ask me about: Effects of aging and dementia on language; Bilingual cognition; Language disorders; Experimental linguistics Research interests: Normal/clinical aging and linguistics; Bilingualism and cognition; Experimental linguistics
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Research interests: Dyslexia & Reading Competence; Second Language Learning & Learning Difficulties ; Achievement Emotions & Language Anxiety
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Contact us
Department of Language and Linguistics University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
Telephone: 01206 872083