Stephanie Martin Vega

Postgraduate Research Student
Department of Language and Linguistics
 Stephanie Martin Vega


Ask me about
  • Bilingualism
  • Lexical Processing
  • Language disorders
  • EEG


EFL/ESL teacher and BA in Education I'm currently working in Lexical processing in Bilingual children with and without developmental language disorders, using EEG. Lab member at the L+PLUS Lab. Current employment: Assistant Lecturer, Department of Language and Linguistics (University of Essex) Linguistics Teacher, School of Health and Social Care (University of Essex)


  • BA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Chile (2015)

  • BA in Education Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Chile (2015)

  • MA Psycholinguistics University of Essex (2018)

Research and professional activities


MA Dissertation: Bilingual Brain Activation and language overlapping when using identical and non-identical cognates.

How words, called orthographically identical cognates, are processed and represented in the bilingual brain is not well understood. Brain activation of multiple languages and cross-linguistic overlapping is still a very small area of research. The present study used a lexical decision task, and brain data was gathered by using EEG to get information about how bilinguals categorise different “types” of words into word/non-words and in Spanish and English.

Supervisor: Dr. Laurel Lawyer



Colchester Campus