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)

Stephanie Aedo Vega Aedo Vega
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Language and Linguistics
Ask me about: Bilingualism; Lexical Processing ; Second language acquisition ; Language disorders
Angela Burgess
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Language and Linguistics
Ask me about: Language and Linguistics Babylab; Module LG115 - Child Language Development; Child language acquisition; Phonological development; Infant Speech perception; Word Segmentation; Infant-directed speech; Other research interests: Child language disorders such as Specific language impairment, Autism, Cochlear implant users)
Fernando Bustos Lopez
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Language and Linguistics
Julia Heimann
Graduate Teaching Assistant, 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
Sophia Liggins
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Language and Linguistics
Fate O'Gara
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Language and Linguistics
Research interests: Psychology of Language; Language and Meaning
Shannan O'Neill
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Language and Linguistics
Mercedes Sanchez
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Language and Linguistics
Stamatia Savvani
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Language and Linguistics
Concepción Soto García-Meléndez Soto Garcia-Melendez
Graduate Teaching Assistant, 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
Claudia Tapia Castillo
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Language and Linguistics
Willem Van Boxtel
Graduate Teaching Assistant, 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
Ioanna Vasilopoulou
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Language and Linguistics
Sharaf Yassin
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Language and Linguistics

Research students

Stephanie Aedo Vega Aedo Vega
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Ask me about: Bilingualism; Lexical Processing ; Second language acquisition ; Language disorders
Huda Al Taisan
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Mohammed Alftayeh
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Fatema Alharthy
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Abdullah Almalky
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Maryam Alrashidi
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Saqib Aziz
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Karolina Baranowska
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Maroua Benhamlaoui
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Robert Bird
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Sylvia Broughton
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Hong Bui
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Angela Burgess
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Ask me about: Language and Linguistics Babylab; Module LG115 - Child Language Development; Child language acquisition; Phonological development; Infant Speech perception; Word Segmentation; Infant-directed speech; Other research interests: Child language disorders such as Specific language impairment, Autism, Cochlear implant users)
Fernando Bustos Lopez
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Bingxin Cai
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Pauna Cojocaru
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Amanda Cole
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Laurence Craven
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Helga Donnerer
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Xiaoduan Fan
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Ion Fong
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Eleni Galata
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Research interests: Second language acquisition
Caroline Hawthorne
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Julia Heimann
Postgraduate Research Student, 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
julia.heimann Heimann
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Tomohisa Hirano
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Stephanie King
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Eunbi Kwon
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Research interests: L2 Motivation; English for Specific Purposes
Sophia Liggins
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Michel Mason
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Research interests: Reflections on Welcome Week: the challenges mature students face when learning and making sense of academic conventions; Perspectives on academic writing: L1 and L2 student experiences within Hospitality and Healthcare Foundation degree programmes (with Caroline Hawthorne); Lecturers’ perceptions of student writers: Implications for academic literacy and EAP (with Caroline Hawthorne)
Fate O'Gara
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Research interests: Psychology of Language; Language and Meaning
Shannan O'Neill
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Jess Panton
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Renato Pavlekovic
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
Pori Saikia
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Mercedes Sanchez
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Stamatia Savvani
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Carmen Silvestri
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Nicole Smith
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Ehsan Solaimani Dahanesari
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Ask me about: working memory constraints in second language processing; generative second language acquisition; similarity-based interference
Fiona Soliman
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Concepción Soto García-Meléndez Soto Garcia-Melendez
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
James Spencer
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Claudia Tapia Castillo
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Amina Tchouar
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Willem Van Boxtel
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
Ioanna Vasilopoulou
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Zehui Weng
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Clare Woodward
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Sharaf Yassin
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Language and Linguistics
Contact us
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Department of Language and Linguistics University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
Telephone: 01206 872083