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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.
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.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge
Ibero-Romance and the syntax of the utterance2013 - 2017
Master of Philosophy, University of Cambridge
MPhil in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics2011 - 2012
Bachelor of Arts, University of Cambridge
Modern & Medieval Languages (Spanish & Portuguese)2006 - 2010
PGCert in Higher Education, PGCHE2017 - 2019
Willingness to take PhD students
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