Lecturer in linguistics at the
University of Central Lancashire
Teaching and research focus
: eyetracking and other attention measures, grammaticality judgments, reaction-time-based measures
: language change, the internet as a source of certain types of data
to analyse that data appropriately and fully, but without unnecessary complexity
The acquisition of sentence alternations: How children understand and use the English dative alternation
. PhD thesis, University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand).
The touchscreen as an attention measure: Evidence from a dative alternation study. Pages 14-23 in
Proceedings of the 15
Texas Linguistics Society Conference
The English dative alternation: Evidence from first language acquisition. Presented at Arizona Linguistics Circle 8, University of Arizona, Tucson. (
preprint of paper
The English dative alternation: Evidence from first language acquisition
(full-size pdf). Poster at the 9
International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.
book note on James W. Underhill's
Humboldt, worldview and language
Language in Society
Weight effects in the acquisition of English
. MA thesis, Universität Konstanz (Germany).
Gender assignment of English loan nouns in German. BA thesis, Universität Stuttgart (Germany).