I am the Senior Research Associate in the Language and Brain Laboratory, working primarily on the EPSRC-funded Pertinacity grant (2022-2027). On this project, I am responsible for the design, execution, and statistical analysis of experiments. My current research involves experimentally investigating (through psycholinguistic behavioural techniques and neurolinguistic approaches) the extent to which underlying patterns such as feature contrast, quantity, stress govern phonological processing in related languages.
My other research areas include the interface between phonology and morphology with particular focus on the positional asymmetry of affixes in word processing, speech production (especially post-lexical encoding), speech planning, compounds and phrases, bilingualism, sublanguages (Aviation English in particular), and historical changes in English vowel height. I have training in psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic methodologies, statistical modelling, fieldwork, and the analysis and visualisation of data. Due to a previous life as a medievalist, I also have some knowledge of codicology, palaeography, Latin, Old English, Middle English, and Old Norse.
I currently serve as a Stipendiary Lecturer in Psycholinguistics at St. Hugh's College, and a tutor for Option B in Graduate Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics. My previous roles include: lecturer and tutor at the Oxford Prospects Programme, Departmental Lecturer in Psycholinguistics (2020-2021) and Lecturer in Phonology (2015-2016) in the Faculty of Linguistics at the University of Oxford, and a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Manchester (2016).
Additional Roles in the University:
Research Staff Representative on University Council (2021-current)
Researcher Representative on Humanities Research Committee (2020-current)
Research Staff Consultation Group (2020-current)
Review Group Member for the Employee-Justified Retirement Age (EJRA) (2021-2022)
Postdoctoral Representative for the Faculty of Linguistics (2020-current)
Self-Assessment Team of the Faculty of Linguistics (2019-2022) Athena SWAN scheme
College Advisor, Kellogg College (2018-current)
Graduate Training Advisor, Faculty of Linguistics (2022-current)
DPhil in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology, University of Oxford, UK. "The Phonological Encoding of Complex Morphosyntactic Structures in Native and Non-Native English Speakers." Supervisor: Aditi Lahiri.
MPhil in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology, University of Oxford, UK. "The Effects of Cognitive Load on Language Production: A Case Study of Aviation Communication." Supervisor: John Charles Smith.
M.A. in Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, CA.
M.A. in English and American Studies, University of Manchester, UK.
B.A. in English Literature, Wheaton College, Massachusetts.
Wynne, H. S., Kotzor, S., Zhou, B., Schuster, S., & Lahiri, A. (2021). Asymmetries in the processing of affixed words in Bengali. Language, 97(3), pp. 599-628.
Meng, Y., Kotzor, S., Xu, C., Wynne, H.S.Z., & Lahiri, A. (2021). Asymmetric influence of vocalic context on Mandarin sibilants: Evidence from ERP studies. Frontiers in Neuroscience: Speech and Language.
Meng, Y., Wynne, H.S.Z., & Lahiri, A. (2021). Representation of “T3 sandhi” in Mandarin: Significance of context. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience.
Kotzor, S., Schuster, S., Wynne, H.S.Z., & Lahiri, A. (2020). Form or structure? Morphological processing in second-language English speakers: evidence from long-lag lexical decision. In: Sanchez-Stockhammer et al. (eds), Language in Mind and Brain workshop proceedings.
Wynne, H.S.Z., Wheeldon, L., Lahiri A. (2020) Planning complex structures in a second language: Compounds and phrases in non-native speech production, in The Learnability of Complex Constructions: A Cross-linguistic Perspective, ed. Marcel Schlechtweg, Trends in Linguistics, Studies and Monographs (TiLSM) 345, Aug 2020.
Wynne, H.S.Z., Kotzor, S., Zhou, B., Lahiri, A. (2020) The effect of phonological and morphological overlap on the processing of Bengali words, Journal of South Asian Linguistics, 11(2), pp. 25-51.
Wynne, H.S.Z., Wheeldon, L., Lahiri A. (2018) Compounds, phrases and clitics in connected speech, Journal of Memory and Language, Volume 98, February 2018, pp. 45-58, ISSN 0749-596X.
2023: Compound Planning, Production and Processing. Invited talk given to students at the Oldenburg School of Linguistics and Cultural Studies at Carl von Ossietzky Universität, Germany, June 17.
2023: Methods in Language Production Research. Workshop given at the Faculty of Linguistics Lab Skills Seminars, University of Oxford, 26 May.
2023: Psycholinguistic Secrets: The Mysterious Workings of Words and the Mind. Podcast with Audemic, Inc. March 1.
2022: Psycholinguistic evidence for phonological grouping in language production. Talk given at the Faculty of Linguistics General Seminar Series, University of Oxford, Oct 24.
2022: Language and Society: Exploring Linguistic Variation and Change in our Modern World. Lecture given for Oxford Prospects Programme. [virtual due to COVID19]
2021: Asymmetries in Affixation: Morphology Attaches, Phonology Binds. Talk given at the Surrey Linguistics Circle, 26 October. [virtual due to COVID19]
2021: Linguistic Patterns of Failed Communications in Non-Routine Aviation Situations. Talk accepted at Brno Conference on Linguistics Studies in English. Sept 16-17. [virtual due to COVID19; canceled for medical]
2019: Historical linguistics and the history of the English language: A brief introduction. Invited class taught to students in the Faculty of English at Wheaton College, Mass., USA, Oct 19th.
2019: with A. Lahiri. Speech planning and morphologically-complex words in bilingual English-Bengali children. Keynote lecture given at the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS) workshop “Toward Modelling the Development of Speech Planning in Production”, Sydney, Aug 2nd.
2019: with L. Wheeldon and A. Lahiri. The prosodification of compound words in L1 and L2 speakers of English. Talk given at Fonologi i Norden (FiNo), Edinburgh, February 23rd.
2018: with L. Wheeldon and A. Lahiri. The preparation of complex prosodic frames by L2 English speakers. PROSLANG: Workshop on the Processing of Prosody Across Languages and Varieties (satellite event of the 17th Speech Science and Technology Conference), Wellington, New Zealand, Nov 29th.
2018: with L. Wheeldon and A. Lahiri. Compounds and phrases in speech production: The learnability of complex structures by L2 English speakers. Talk given at the International Morphology Meeting (IMM18) workshop, Budapest, May 9th.
2017: Asymmetry of Affixation in Morphological Processing. Talk given at Aspects of MORPHON Symposium, Somerville College, Oxford, Oct 19th.
2017: with S. Schuster. Linear mixed effect modelling: maximal or optimal? Talk given at the Statistical Standards for Scientific Discovery in Linguistics workshop, Zurich, Oct 6th.
2017: with L. Wheeldon and A. Lahiri. Prosodification of Compound Words in L1 and L2 Speakers of English. Talk given at the International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech (ISMBS), Crete, September 4th - 7th.
2016: with L. Mackenzie. Investigating the role of speech planning in the production of sociolinguistic variation. Talk to be given at the 3rd Conference on Experimental Approaches to Perception and Production of Language (ExAPP), Vienna, September 20th.
2016: with L. Wheeldon and A. Lahiri. Exploring speech planning and production in children. Invited talk given at the 15th Conference on Laboratory Phonology (LABPHON) Satellite Workshop, Ithaca, New York (USA), July 13th.
2016: English compound words and L2 planning: A psycholinguistic approach. Invited talk given at Manchester University (UK), Department of Linguistics and English Language, April 26th.
2016: with L. Wheeldon and A. Lahiri. The prosodification of compound words in English: a psycholinguistic approach. Talk given at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Society of America (LSA), Washington D.C. (USA), January 10th.
2015: Modelling the control of specialised languages in non-native speakers: The case of Aviation English. Talk given at Seminars in Psychology, Education, Linguistics and Literature (SPELL), St. Edmund Hall, Oxford (UK), November 25th.
2015: with L. Wheeldon and A. Lahiri. Phonological representations of compounds in non-native speech production. Talk given at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB), London (UK), September 17th.
2015: The effects of working memory load on phonological encoding. Talk given at Norwegian Graduate Student Conference in Linguistics and Philology (NoSLiP), Tromso (NO), January 23rd.
2018: with S. Kotzor, B. Zhou, S. Schuster, & A. Lahiri. Asymmetries in the Processing of Prefixed and Suffixed Words in Bengali. 11th Int. Conf. on the Mental Lexicon (2018), Edmonton, Canada, September 25th - 28th.
2018: with Lahiri, A. What Makes a Compound a Compound? Evidence from Connected Speech. 11th Int. Conf. on the Mental Lexicon (2018), Edmonton, Canada, September 25th - 28th.
2018: Greenhouses and green houses: using compounds to investigate phonological encoding in native and non-native English speakers. International Congress of Linguists, Capetown, South Africa, July 8th.
2017: with S. Kotzor, B. Zhou & A. Lahiri. Do L2 speakers overanalyse form overlap? Evidence from delayed priming of morphologically complex words. Poster presented at the Conference on Multilingualism, Groningen, Nov 8th.
2017: with L. Wheeldon & A. Lahiri. Planning and Production of Multiword Utterances by L2 English Speakers: An Experimental Study. Poster presented at the Conference on Multilingualism, Groningen, Nov 7th.
2017: with S. Kotzor, B. Zhou and A. Lahiri. Modality-related issues in the processing of morphologically-complex words. Poster presented at the Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing Conference (AMLAP), September 7th - 9th.
2017: with L. Weeldon and A. Lahiri. Evidence for the Prosodification of Multiword Utterances in L2 Speech. Poster presented at the Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing Conference (AMLAP), September 7th - 9th.
2017: with S. Kotzor, B. Zhou and A. Lahiri. Form overlap vs. morphological complexity in L1 and L2 processing. Poster presented at the International Morphological Processing Conference (MoProc), June 22nd - 24th.
2017: with B. Zhou, S. Kotzor and A. Lahiri. Morphological processing interacts with form priming. Poster presented at the International Morphological Processing Conference (MoProc), June 22nd - 24th.
2017: with S. Kotzor, B. Zhou and A. Lahiri. Processing of morphologically complex words: evidence from Bengali. Poster presented at the 11th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting (MMM11), June 22nd - 25th.
2016: with L. Wheeldon and A. Lahiri. The generation of prosodic frames in speech production: An experimental approach. Poster presented at the 15th Conference on Laboratory Phonology (LABPHON), Ithaca, New York (USA), July 15th.
2015: The phonological encoding of complex prosodic structures in native speakers. Poster presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), Amsterdam (ND), March 14th.
2014: Complex prosodic structures in non-native phonological encoding: an experimental approach. Poster presented at Language and Mind, Birmingham (UK), June 4th.