Alice Corr

Colleges, School and Institutes


I am a Lecturer in Modern Languages at the University of Birmingham. I was previously a Drapers’ Company Research Fellow and Director of Studies for Spanish & Portuguese at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge; Lumley Bye-Fellow in Linguistics at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge; and a College Lecturer at Exeter, Jesus and Trinity Colleges, University of Oxford. I have also taught Hispanic Linguistics at Queen Mary, University of London. I received my PhD from the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge, in 2017.

I am principal investigator of a British Academy/Leverhulme-funded documentation project on the grammar of Judeo-Spanish (2019-21); and co-ordinate the Linguistics in Schools Transatlantic Educational Network (LISTEN!) initiative (2018-), a network of educators working in schools and universities across Europe and the USA with an interest in developing Linguistics-oriented curricula and resources for primary/secondary (K-12) schools. I am also project lead for Spanish on the multi-institutional Linguistics in MFL project (2017-), whose goal is to introduce a Linguistics ‘content’ component in Modern Languages at Key Stage 5 (A levels) in UK schools.

Research interests

I specialise in comparative (Ibero-)Romance linguistics, morphosyntax and dialectology, with a particular focus on non-standard synchronic and diachronic variation. My wider research interests include (formal) linguistic theory, philosophy of language, language documentation, language policy, and linguistics in education.

Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

    Ibero-Romance and the syntax of the utterance

    2013 - 2017
  • Master of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

    MPhil in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

    2011 - 2012
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Cambridge

    Modern & Medieval Languages (Spanish & Portuguese)

    2006 - 2010

Professional Qualifications

  • PGCert in Higher Education, PGCHE

    2017 - 2019

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

Theoretical, descriptive, comparative and/or general linguistics, especially (morpho-)syntax; linguistic diversity and variation; Hispanic and Romance languages and dialectology; understudied/endangered languages; historical and synchronic linguistics; Spanish; Portuguese; Catalan; Galician; French; Occitan; Italian; Romanian


  • PC Romance languages - Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Galician, French, Occitan, Italian, Romanian, Romance dialectology, Romance dialect syntax
  • P Philology. Linguistics - Theoretical Linguistics, Comparative syntax, Linguistic variation, Dialectology, Dialect syntax, Historical Linguistics, Understudied/endangered languages