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Me and two tanuki in Chikatsuyu, Japan.

I am a Lecturer (≈Associate Professor) in Language and Cognition in the School of English Language, Literature and Linguistics at Newcastle University.

Prior to joining Newcastle in September 2019, I was Senior Lecturer in Language Acquisition at Linguistics at Huddersfield, within the University of Huddersfield. I joined Huddersfield from the University of York, where I completed my MA in Psycholinguistics (2012) and PhD in Linguistics (2016). I gained my BA in French and Linguistics from the University of Sheffield (2010).

I am primarily interested in questions, both main and embedded, and their syntax, semantics and acquisition. I’m also working on clausal embedding and discourse particles, while past projects have included bilingual first language acquisition, dative constructions, clitic doubling, sentential adverbs and possessives.