Profiles

Current Lexical Studies PhD students

Kimberly Klassen

Kimberly Klassen

Vocabulary Load of Proper Nouns in L2 Reading Texts
Supervisor: Tess Fitzpatrick

Mark Maby

Mark Maby

Second Language Learners’ Acquisition of Polysemous Words
Supervisor: Tess Fitzpatrick

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Peter Thwaites

Linguistic and Semantic constraints on Word Associations responses
Supervisor: Tess Fitzpatrick

John Racine

John Racine

Word Association and Lexical Processing: Cognitive Approaches and Methodological Issues
Supervisor: Tess Fitzpatrick

Matthew Rooks

Matthew Rooks

Autonomous vocabulary acquisition: How learner choices affect lexical ability
Supervisor: Tess Fitzpatrick

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Dale Brown

Japanese learners’ productive knowledge of English collocations
Supervisor: Tess Fitzpatrick

Jeffrey Stewart

Assessing the dimensionality of common constructs of L2 vocabulary knowledge
Supervisors: Tess Fitzpatrick and Alison Way

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Paula Psyllakis

Circumlocution and Alzheimer’s Discourse: What is said when one can’t find the words
Supervisor: Alison Wray

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Mike Green

The Role of Phonological Patterns and Etymology in the Acquisition of Formulaic Sequences: Pedagogical Implications for Second Language Learning
Supervisor: Alison Wray

Stephen Cutler

The role of formulaic language in speech memorisation and production in L2 speakers of English
Supervisor: Alison Wray

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Caroline Handley

The mental lexicon: Stable construct or dynamic situated conceptualizations?
Supervisor: Tess Fitzpatrick

Tom Caton

What effect does short term Study Abroad (SA) have on learners’ vocabulary knowledge?
Supervisor: Tess Fitzpatrick

Staff Profiles

Tess Fitzpatrick

Professor Tess Fitzpatrick

My research interests are in the areas of lexical processing, second language acquisition, word association studies, vocabulary measurement tools. I direct the PhD programme in Applied Linguistics, which focuses on vocabulary research, and which is designed for part-time distance study

Alison Wray

Professor Alison Wray

My research interests are in the areas of formulaic language; language profiling; evolution of language; psycholinguistic theory; communication by and with people with dementia.

Paul Meara

Professor Paul Meara

My research interests lie in the areas of Vocabulary Acquisition, Mental Lexicons, Simulations of Lexical Processes, Bibliometrics.

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Dr Dawn Knight

My research interests lie in the areas of corpus linguistics, discourse analysis, lexico-grammar, digital interaction, non-verbal communication and the socio-linguistic contexts of communication.

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