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Author Supervisors Title Examiners
2014
John Kerby
Somerville
Prof. M. Dalrymple Deictic Categories in Toda Sedeq (Austronesian, Taiwan) Mr J C Smith (St Catherine’s) & Prof D Brown (York)
Benjamin Molineaux Ress
St Hilda’s

Postdoctoral research assistant on the project FITS: From Inglis to Scots, University of Edinburgh

 

Prof. A. Lahiri Synchronic and diachronic morphoprosody: evidence from Mapudungun and early English Dr S R Parkinson (Linacre) & Prof B E Dresher (Toronto)
Damien Mooney
Balliol
Dr R. Temple Linguistic Transfer and Dialect Levelling: a Sociophonetic Analysis of Contact in the Regional French of Bearn Prof I M C Watson (Christ Church) & Dr D Hornsby (Kent)
Zeynab Raeesy
Queen’s
Prof. J. Coleman Automatic Analysis of Magnetic Resonance Images of Speech Articulation Dr S J Golding (University College) & Prof R I Damper (Southampton)
Tohru Seraku
St Catherine’s

Foreign Professor, Department of Japanese Interpretation and Translation, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea

 

Dr J Kiaer and Dr D Cram Clefts, relatives and language dynamics: the case of Japanese Prof M E Dalrymple (Linacre) & Prof L Marten (SOAS)
Ana Todea
Christ Church
Prof. M. Maiden and Dr I. Watson The Imperfect - Preterite Opposition in Romance Languages Dr S Paoli (Balliol) & Prof A Ledgeway (Cambridge)
Daniel Trott
New
Prof. B. Frellesvig Tense and Aspect in Old Japanese Dr J Fellerer (Wolfson) & Prof J Whitman (Cornell)
2013
Holly Kennard
Jesus

Post-doctoral Research Assistant, Oxford Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics
Prof A. Lahiri Breton morphosyntax in two generations of speakers: evidence from word order and mutation Dr D. F. Cram (Jesus) & Prof M. Tallerman (Newcastle)
Franziska Hack
Somerville

Guest researcher in Romance Linguistics, University of Konstanz
Prof A. Lahiri The Syntax and Prosody of Interrogatives: evidence from varieties spoken in northern Italy Dr S. Paoli (Balliol) & Prof C. Poletto (Frankfurt am Main)
Roberto Ceolin
Wolfson
Prof A. Willi Περὶ τῶν εἰς νυμί - A study on athematic -(ν)νῡ/(ν)νῠ- suffixed presents from Homer to Oppian of Cilicia Dr P. Probert(Wolfson) & Prof A. Cantera (Salamanca)
Kathryn McLachlan
Linacre
Prof A. Willi & Dr P. Probert Verborum ordo - ordo verborum: the placement of the dependent genitive in Classical Latin Prof J.Coleman (Wolfson) & Prof D. R. Langslow (Manchester)
Heidi Kurtz
Linacre

Senior Development Executive, University of Oxford Museums and Collections
Prof J. Coleman Stress, Etymology and Metre in four Canterbury tales Dr S.Parkinson (Linacre) & Dr M. Duffell (QMUL)
2012
Philip Roberts
Wolfson

Post-doctoral Research Assistant, Oxford Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics
Prof A. Willi & Prof A. Lahiri Towards a Computer Model of the historical phonology and morphology of Latin Dr J.H. W. Penney (Wolfson) & Prof P. Kiparsky (Stanford)
Louise Esher
Balliol

JRF in Modern Languages at St. John's
Prof M. Maiden & Mr JC Smith Future, Conditional and Autonomous Morphology in Occitan Dr S. Paoli (Balliol) & Prof C J. Pountain (QMUL)
Bozhil Hristov
Jesus

Lecturer, University of Sofia
Prof M. Dalrymple Agreement, Case Assignment and Nominal Coordination Dr M. MacRobert (LMH) and Prof Greville Corbett (Surrey)
John Lowe
Wolfson

Leverhulme Research Fellow, Oxford
Prof A. Willi & Dr E. Tucker The Syntax and Semantics of Tense-Aspect Stem Particles in early Rgvedic Sanskrit Prof M. Dalrymple (Linacre) & Prof S. Jamison (UCLA)
Karen Park
Christ Church

Researcher at the Ethno-ornithology World Archive, Oxford
Prof M. Dalrymple The Selective Properties of Verbs in Reflexive Constructions Dr A. Asudeh (Jesus) & Prof P. Austin (SOAS)
2011
Chiara Cappellaro
Exeter

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Romance Linguistics at the Unversity of Oxford
Prof M. Maiden History and Development of Third Person Pronouns in Italo-Romance Mr J. C. Smith (St Catz) & Dr A. Ledgeway (Cambridge)
Michel Paradis
Balliol
Dr D Cram & Dr G. Kochanski Speech in Parts: Understanding and Modelling the Semantic Differences between Words Prof J. Coleman & Prof J. Spenader (Groningen)
Antonio Fortin
LMH

Lecturer in Linguistics, University of Manchester
Prof M. Maiden & Dr A Asudeh The Morphology and Semantics of Expressive Affixes Dr P. Probert & Prof C. G. Potts (Stanford)
Mcebisi Ntleki
Wolfson
Prof J. Higginbotham, Dr D. Cram, Prof A. Lahiri A Study of the Formal Properties of MERGE from a Computational Biolinguistic perspective Prof M. Dalrymple & Dr B. Smith (London)
2010
'Oiwi Parker Jones
LMH

Research Fellow, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL.
Prof J.S. Coleman A Computational Phonology and Morphology of Hawaiian Prof. M. Dalrymple (Linacre) and Prof J.A. Goldsmith (Chicago)
Sandra Kotzor
Kellogg

Post-doctoral Research Assistant, Oxford Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics
Dr D. F. Cram & Prof A. Lahiri Lexical Opposition: an investigation into canonical and peripheral phenomena of antonymy Prof. M. Dalrymple (Linacre) and Professor F. Plank (Konstanz)
Wei-Tai Liao (Gwen)
Wolfson
Professor M. Dalrymple An LFG account of empty pronouns in Mandarin Chinese Dr S. Paoli (Balliol) and Prof P. Sells (SOAS)
Rada Mihalcea
Somerville

Associate professor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan
Professor S. G. Pulman The Language of Humour Professor M Dalrymple (Linacre) and Dr S. Clark (Cambridge)
Nicholas Zair
Jesus

Research Fellow at Peterhouse College,
Cambridge
Professor A Willi The reflexes of the Proto-Indo-European Laryngeals in Celtic Dr. J. H. W. Penney (Wolfson) & Dr P Russell (Cambridge)
2009
Lindsay Morcom
Exeter

Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Aboriginal Teacher Education Program, Queen's University, Canada
Professor M. Dalrymple & Dr E. P. García-Bellido The universality and demarcation of lexical categories cross-linguistically Prof A. Lahiri (Somerville) & Prof M. Tallerman (Newcastle)
Ranjan Sen
Christ Church

Lecturer at the University of Sheffield.
Professor J. S. Coleman & Dr J. H. W. Penney Syllable and Segment in Latin Dr P. Probert (Wolfson) & Dr B. Vaux (Cambridge)
Sarah V. Ogilvie
Trinity

Lexicographer, Amazon Kindle
Professor L. Mugglestone Loanwords, World Englishes and the Oxford English Dictionary Mr T. Hoad (St Peter's) and Dr R. McConchie (Helsinki)
Nikola Milic     Somerville Professor M. Maiden Language Standardization in the History of Italian: typology and effects Prof D. Zancani (Balliol) & Dr D. Bentley (Manchester)
Simon Dobnik
Queen's

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Language Technology and Computational Linguistics, University of Gothenburg
Professor S. G. Pulman Teaching Mobile Robots to use Spatial Words Prof M. Dalrymple (Linacre) and Prof E. Klein (Edinburgh)
Stephen Pax Leonard
Exeter

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in Anthropology, Exeter College, Oxford
Professor A. Willi Language, Society and Identity in early Iceland Dr C. Larrington (St John's) and Prof K. Arnasson (Reykjavik)
Panagiotis Filos
Jesus
Professor A. Morpurgo Davies Studies in the Morphology of Latin Loanwords into Greek: Evidence from the Papyri Dr J. Adams (All Souls) and Prof V. Bubenik (St John's, NF, Canada)
Suriel Mofu
St Cross

Rector of the State University of West Papua.
Professor M. Dalrymple Biak Morphosyntax Dr P. Probert (Wolfson) and Prof P. Austin (SOAS)
In Ji Choi
Wolfson
Dr D. F. Cram Discourse Markers in Children's Narratives Dr K. Hoge (St Hilda's) and Dr T. Wharton (Sussex)
2008
Thaweesak Anansettasiri
Hertford
Professor M. Dalrymple A Study of Medio-Passive Constructions with Special Reference to Thai Dr D. F. Cram (Jesus) and Professor I. Roberts (Cambridge)
Shi-Ching Olivia Lam
Wolfson

Assistant Professor
School of Humanities (Linguistics)
The University of Hong Kong
Professor M. Dalrymple Object functions and the Syntax of Double Object Constructions in Lexical Functional Grammar Dr S. Paoli (Balliol) and Professor P. Sells (SOAS)
Anastassia Loukina
St Cross

Associate Research Scientist at Educational Testing Services
Dr J. Coleman Regional Phonetic  Variation in Modern Greek Dr E. Payne (St Hilda's) and Proessor B. Joseph (Ohio State Univ.)
Nicholas Hillyard
Linacre
Dr J. H. W. Penney Number in Homer Dr P. Probert (Wolfson) and Professor R. Wachter (Basel)
Thomas Finbow
St Catherine's
Professor Doutor de Lingüística Histórica,
Universidade de São Paulo
Professor M. Maiden Writing Latin and reading Romance? On logographic reading in Medieval Iberia.  Dr S. R. Parkinson (Linacre) and Professor R. Wright (Liverpool)
Paul Hedley
Magdalen

Partner in Executive Education at Exart Performances, conductor of 'Musica Beatica'
Dr D. F. Cram Anaphora, Relevance and the Conceptual/Procedural Distinction Dr P. Garcia-Bellido (St Cross) and Prof. D. Wilson (University College, London)
Ekaterina Samoylova
Corpus Christi
 Dr J. Coleman The Production and Perception of Whispered Vowels in English  Dr I. Watson (Christ Church) and Dr P. Hoole (Munich)
Richard Ashdowne
New College

Lecturer in Classical Languages, University College; Lecturer in Linguistics, Somerville, University, Trinity & Wadham Colleges; Editor, Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources.
Prof. M. Maiden & Mr. J.C. Smith Names and Addresses: Aspects of Address in Latin and Romance. Dr. D.F. Cram (Jesus) & Prof. N. Vincent (Manchester)
2007
Richard Hitchman
New

Lecturer in Classics, Somerville.
Professor A. Morpurgo Davies After Minos: Continuity in Ancient Cretan Personal Names. Mrs E. Matthews (St Hilda's) and Dr S. Colvin (University College, London)
Peter Barber
Wolfson

Lecturer in Comparative Philology, University of Oxford.
Professor A. Morpurgo Davies Evidence for Sievers' Law in Ancient Greek Dr P. Probert (Wolfson) and Prof D. Ringe (University of Pennsylvania)
2006
Keith Owen
Worcester
Dr D. F. Cram Within the Meaning of the Act – Pragmatics and Social Security Dr J. Aitchison (Worcester); Dr J. Cotterill and Dr C. Heffer (Cardiff)
Nivedita Mani
St Catherine’s

Junior Research Group Leader (Language Acquisition), University of Göttingen.
D J. Coleman Prosody, Syntax and the Lexicon in Parsing Ambiguous Sentences  
Lars Larm
Wolfson

Senior Lecturer in Japanese Linguistics at the University of Lund, Sweden.
Dr D. F. Cram & Dr B. Frellesvig Modality in Japanese Prof. M. Dalrymple (Linacre) and Prof. Y. Takubo (Kyoto University)
2005
Hong Fan
Worcester

Professor of Media Language and Communication in the School of Journalism & Communication, Tsinghua University, China

Prof J. Aitchison and
Prof S. G. Pulman

The Polysemy Networks of Heart and Xin Dr D. F. Cram (Jesus) and Dr W. Chao (SOAS, University of London)
Ina Hartmann-Doettinger
St Hugh's

Bertelsmann Foundation, Berlin
Professor A. Morpurgo Davies Personal Names in Elis 800 BC to 300 AD Dr J. Penney (Wolfson) and Professor S. Hornblower (University College, London)
Dorjana Sirola
Somerville

Faculty Member, Department of English, University of Rijeka.
Professor A. Morpurgo Davies Two Pre-Roman Alphabets of Northern Italy Prof. D. Langslow (University of Manchester) and Prof R. Wachter (University of Basel)
2004
Diana Gibson
Christ Church

Managing Director, Vandeveer Investments LLC.
Professor A. Morpurgo Davies Causative Verbs in Ancient Greek: the development of the Periphrastic Construction Dr J. Penney (Wolfson) and Professor H. Pinkster (University of Amsterdam)
Wolfgang de Melo
Corpus Christi

University Lecturer in Comparative Philology, Oxford.
Professor A. Morpurgo Davies and Dr. J. H. W. Penney Traces of an Earlier Verbal System in Archaic Latin - the Meaning and Usage of the Types faxo/faxim/impetrasse, duim and attigas Dr. J. Adams (All Souls) and Professor H. Pinkster (University of Amsterdam)
Maria Liakata
SEH

Research Fellow, Computer Science Dept, University of Aberystwyth
Professor S. G. Pulman Inducing domain theories Dr J. Coleman and Dr J. Cussens (York)
Patrick Thomas Hertford Professor S. Romaine Some syntactic affinities between Krio and Gullah.  
2003
Didier Maillat
Lincoln

Professor of English Linguistics,
Dept of English,
University of Fribourg.
Dr G. Ramchand The Semantics and Pragmatics of Directionals: a case study in English and French. Dr J. Coleman and Dr E. van der Zee
(University of Lincoln)
Britta Jensen
St Cross

Research Fellow at the Macquarie University Centre for Cognitive Science, Sydney, Australia
Dr G. Ramchand and Professor J. A. Holmberg Imperatives in English and Scandinavian Dr D. F. Cram and Professor T. Taraldsen (University of Tromsø, Norway)
2002
Catherine Sangster
Merton

Oxford University Press
Dr. J. S. Coleman Inter- and intra-speaker variation in Liverpool English: a sociophonetic study Dr V. Martin and Prof. G. J. Docherty (University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
Denise Leigh
Wolfson
Dr G. Ramchand Anaphora and the Bilingual Dr I. M. C. Watson and Dr I. Tsimpli (University of Cambridge)
Reem Bassiouney
Somerville

Associate Professor of Arabic linguistics at Georgetown University   
Prof C. Holes Functions of code-switching in Egypt  
Francis Yunqing Lin
St Hugh's

Professor of Linguistics, Beijing Normal University.
Professor J. Higginbotham Grammar, meaning and understanding: an enquiry into grammatical and semantic competence Dr. D. F. Cram and Dr B. Smith (Birkbeck College, London)
Hisashi Morita
Jesus

Assistant Professor in the Department of British and American Studies, Aichi Prefectural University, Japan
Professor J. Higginbotham English and Japanese Questions Dr G. Ramchand and Dr D. Adger (University of York)
2001
Hiromi Tanaka
Somerville
Dr G. Ramchand Information Structure in English and Japanese: a Dynamic File Change Semantics Account Professor S. G. Pulman and Dr C. Heycock (University of Edinburgh)
Natalie Tronenko
Hertford

Developer of Russian Language Learning on the Web, Sussex & LSE.
Dr D. F. Cram Regularities in the behaviour of Russian Phrasal Idioms Dr Mary MacRobert and Professor A. Spencer (University of Essex)
Liang Chua
St.Hugh's

Associate Professor, Nagoya University.
Professor S. Romaine Language Shift in a Singaporean Chinese Family and the Matrix language Frame Model Dr D. F. Cram and Professor Li Wei (University of Newcastle)
Elinor (Reynolds) Keane
Merton

Research associate at Phonetics Laboratory (former).
Dr J. S. Coleman Echo Words in Tamil Dr I. M. C. Watson, and Professor R. Asher (University of Edinburgh)
Raffaella Folli
Wolfson

Lecturer in Linguistics, School of Communication in the University of Ulster.
Dr G. Ramchand and Professor J. Higginbotham Constructing Telicity in English and Italian Professor A. Morpurgo-Davies, and Professor Hagit Borer (USC)
2000
Paula West
Christ Church

Associate Programmer Analyst, Equities Management Technology group, Goldman Sachs.
Dr J. S. Coleman Long Distance Co-articulatory Effects of English /l/ and /r/ Professor P. Roach (University of Reading) and and Dr P. Hoole (University of Munich)
Yuko Otsuka
Linacre

Assistant Professor, University of Hawaii in Manoa.
Professor J. Higginbotham Ergativity in Tongan Dr G. Ramchand and Prof. L. de Mena Travis (McGill University)
Pietro Bortone
Wolfson

Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies, Uppsala.
Professor A. Morpurgo Davies and I. Philippaki-Warburton (Reading) Aspects of the history of Greek prepositions: a localistic view Dr P. Mackridge (St Cross) and J. Miller (University of Edinburgh)
Miyuki Sawada
St Anne's

Now at National Kaohsiung Normal University.
Dr D. F. Cram Topics in Japanese Clause Structure: Where Kokugogaku and Generative Grammar meet Professor Higginbotham and H. Hoshi (SOAS, London)
Kerstin Hoge
St Hilda's
Dr Hoge is now University Lecturer in German Linguistics at Oxford.
Professor J. Higginbotham Superiority Dr G. Ramchand (Linacre) and Prof. M. Diesing (Cornell University)
Philomen Probert
Wolfson

University Lecturer in Classical Philology and Linguistics at Oxford.
Professor A. Morpurgo Davies Studies in Greek Accentuation Dr. M. L. West and Prof. P. Kiparsky (Stanford University)
Jason Zerdin
Somerville

Now works for Oxford University Computing Services.
Professor A. Morpurgo Davies Studies in the Ancient Greek verbs in -sko Dr J. H. W. Penney and Professor D. Ringe (University of Pennsylvania)
Nam-Kil Kang
Somerville

Dr Kang is now a Lecturer in Korea.
Professor J. Higginbotham Reflexives and the linking theory in Universal Grammar Dr D. F. Cram and Dr H. Hoji (University of London)
Peter Chew
Jesus

Dr Chew is now a Finance Consultant.
Dr J. S. Coleman A Computational phonology of Russian Dr S. Parkinson and Dr Dunstan Brown
Roberta Middleton
Wadham

Oxford University Press.
Professor M. Maiden Aspects of the history of relative clauses in Italo-Romance Mr J. C. Smith, and Professor Mair Parry
1998
Paolo Vaciago
Oriel

Ricercatore at the University of Rome. His thesis is being published in 3 volumes by the Corpus Christianorum in Belgium.
Professor M. Godden The transmission of early Anglo-Saxon glossarial material on the continent: texts, index and analysis Professor N. Palmer and Dr J. D. Pfeiffer
Jana Dankovicova
St Hugh's

Dr Dankavicova is Lecturer in Clinical Linguistics at University College, London.
Dr J. S. Coleman The linguistic basis of articulation rate variation in Czech Professor B. Rosner and Professor P. Roach (University of Reading)
1997
Ruth Carroll
Pembroke

Academy of Finland research fellow in the Department of English, University of Turku (Finland).
Professor J. Aitchison Cooking Verbs in Fourteenth Century England. A semantic class and its syntactic behaviour Nicholas Gisborne and Professor E.G. Stanley
Alessandro Capone
Magdalen

at the University of Salento.
His thesis was published in Italy.
Dr Yan Huang Modality and Discourse Professor Sally McConnell Ginet (Cornell) and Professor J. Higginbotham
Wen-Chao Li
LMH
Book published by Peter Lang, New York. 1999.
Dr Li is now Assistant Professor of Linguistics at San Francisco State University 
Dr J. S. Coleman A diachronically motivated segmental phonology of Modern Chinese Dr S. Parkinson and Professor Richard Wiese
1996
Jane Stuart Smith
Somerville
Thesis published by OUP as Phonetics and Philology: the development of the PIE voiced aspirates in Italic.

Dr Stuart Smith is Reader in the School of English & Scottish Language & Literature, University of Glasgow.
Dr J. H. W. Penney and   Dr J. S. Coleman The Development of the Indo-European Voiced Aspirates in Italic: A Philological and Phonetic Assessment Dr D. Langslow and Dr K. Hayward
David Willis
St John's
Book published by OUP in 1998. Dr Willis is now Senior Lecturer in Historical Linguistics, University of Cambridge.
Professor D. E. Evans Syntactic change in Welsh Professor T. Charles Edwards, and Dr Maggie Tallerman
Jin Zhou
Worcester
Professor J. Aitchison A study of speech errors in Mandarin Chinese Dr J. Coleman and Professor M. Garman (Reading)
Mathew Saxton
Oriel
Dr Saxton is now a Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Human Development at the Institute of Education University of London
Professor J. Aitchison Negative Evidence versus Negative Feedback: A study of corrective input in child language acquisition Dr K. Plunkett and Professor J. Hurford (Edinburgh)
Torsten Meissner
St Hugh's
Thesis published by OUP. Dr Meissner is now University Lecturer in Classical Philology and Linguistics at Cambridge.
Professor A. Morpurgo Davies S-stem Nouns and Adjectives in Ancient Greek: A study in Greek and Indo-European Word Formation Dr J. H. W. Penney and Professor Petersmann (University of Heidelberg)
Matthew Whelpton
St Peter's

Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Iceland.
Professor Higginbotham and Dr D. F. Cram The Syntax and Semantics of Infinitives of Result in English Professor S. Lappin (London) and Professor Edwin Williams (Princeton University)
Biljana Scott
Christ Church

Faculty Tutor in Chinese Linguistics, Oxford.
Professor J. Aitchison and Professor Atkinson (University of Essex) Aspectogenesis and the Characterization of Directionals in Chinese Professor S. Romaine and Dr Wynn Chao (London)

 

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