I recently completed my DPhil in Linguistics at the University of Oxford (June, 2016). My thesis used psycholinguistic experiments to investigate the planning of complex linguistic structures in native and non-native speakers of English. Results of these experiments were interpreted in light of both previous and current models of speech production, as well as the theoretical framework of prosodic phonology.
Before this I completed an MPhil in Linguistics; my dissertation looked at speech planning in non-native speakers of Aviation English. As part of this work, I served as an expert analyst for the development of an English language proficiency test for private and commercial airline pilots in the UK.
Currently I teach the phonology practical sessions for graduates in the Faculty of Linguistics (MT 2015, MT 2016). I also recently completed a post as research associate to Dr. Laurel MacKenzie at the University of Manchester, where I assisted in the design and running of pilot experimental work on speech planning in the production of sociolinguistic variation.
Due to a previous life as a medievalist, I have additional training in Old English, Middle English, Old Norse, Palaeography, Codicology, and Medieval Latin.
2011-2016: DPhil in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology, University of Oxford, UK (submitted 12 Feb 2016, viva 5 May 2016). "The Phonological Encoding of Complex Morphosyntactic Structures in Native and Non-Native English Speakers." Supervisor: Aditi Lahiri.
2009-2011: 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.
2004-2005: M.A. in Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, CA.
2002-2003: M.A. in English and American Studies, University of Manchester, UK.
Intermediate: Latin (Toronto Level One, 2005)
Advanced: French, Old English, Old Norse, Middle English
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 to be 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 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.
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.