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Welcome to my webpage! I am a Reader in Experimental Pragmatics at the University of Cambridge.
My job title might confuse a few people (to say the least). 'Experimental Pragmatics' is an emerging discipline of linguistics and psychology which employs paradigms from psychological research in order to inform theoretical linguistic inquiry. My particular focus is in the area of semantics and pragmatics, and in language learning by monolingual and bilingual children as well as children with Specific Language Impairment and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder.

I am also Director of Studies for Linguistics at Trinity College, Cambridge. If you are a secondary school student interested in Linguistics, do consider to take part in our annual Essay Prize competition.

I enjoy taking part in public engagement events and explaining why linguistics is a fascinating topic. You can listen to what happened when I was asked to explain on Radio Cambridgeshire why North Korea banned sarcasm.

It is also important to communicate research findings to the professionals that can make best use of them in practice, in education and mental health - something that my colleagues and I do thanks to the Cambridge Bilingualism Network.


In the rest of this site you can find a list of my papers and projects, as well as information about the courses that I teach and topics I supervise students on.