SOAS University of London

Department of Linguistics, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

PhD Students




Jing Chu
Jing Chu

The effects of sound information provided by annotations on Chinese vocabulary acquisition through reading

Sarah Croome
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Dressed to Kill? The Impact of Superficial Revitalization Measures on Language Vitality.

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Samantha Goodchild
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The role of gender in the maintenance of multilingual repertoires at the ‘linguistic crossroads’ of Brin, Djibonker and Mov Avvi, Casamance, Senegal.

Andrew Harvey
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The Gorwaa Noun Phrase: Toward a Description of the Gorwaa Language

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Lu Lu
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A Diachronic Study of Argument Realisations of Light Verb Constructions in Chinese: A Construction Grammar Approach (tentative)





Saba Tifooni
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A Cross-linguistic and Cross-cultural Investigation of Non-equivalent Emotions in Second Language Learning: Frustration and Excitement between English and Kuwaiti Arabic

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Martha Tsutsui
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A Documentation and Description of Disappearing Predicates in Southern Amami-Ōshima

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Miriam Weidl
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"Loo wax!?" [What did you say!?] Multilingualism in Senegal - about the break(up) and the dynamicity of linguistic ‘systems’.


Recently Awarded PhDs

2017
  • Jing Chu "The Effects of Sound Information Provided by Annotations on Chinese Vocabulary Acquisition Through Reading" (Dr N Iwasaki)
  • Burcin Mustafa "A study into the ideological manipulation of translation and translation's role in affecting the political and social fields: Translation's function in advancing the 'war on terror'" (Dr D Feng)
  • Teresa Poeta "Reference to Objects in Makhuwa and Swahili Discourse" (Prof L Marten)
  • Saba Tifooni "A Crosslinguistic Investigation into the Foreign Language Learning of (Non) equivalent Emotion Words: The Case of Kuwaiti Learners of English" (Dr N Iwasaki)
  • Connor Youngberg "Vocalic Representation in Tokyo and Owari Japanese: Towards a syllable-free account" (Dr M Charette)
  • Karolina Grzech "Discourse enclitics in Tena Kichwa: A corpus-based account of information structure and epistemic meaning" (Prof I Nikolaeva)
2016
  • Eiko Gyogi "Using Translation to Develop Intercultural Competence in Japanese-as-a-Foreign-Language Classroom: A Case Study of Beginner and Intermediate Students" (Dr N Iwasaki)
  • Charlotte Hemmings "The Kelabit Language, Austronesian Voice and Syntactic Typology" (Prof P Austin)
  • Nana Ama Agyeman "A descriptive grammar of Efutu (southern Ghana) with a focus on serial verb constructions: a language documentation study" (Prof P Austin)
  • Birgul Ylimaz "Learning 'my' language: moments of languages and identities among Kurds in the UK" (Dr J Sallabank)
  • Anwar Almuoseb "A Lexical-Semantic Analysis of the English Prepositions At, On and In and their Conceptual Mapping onto Arabic: A Comparative Investigation" (Dr N Iwasaki)
  • Fan Yang "Translators and Habitus: An Integrative Approach to Investigating Film Dubbing in China from 1949 to Present" (Dr D Feng)
  • Thomas Ritchie "Internal possessor prominence in Chimane" (Prof I Nikolaeva)
  • Mohamed Abdalla "The Influence of Translation on the Arabic Language: A Study on the Translation of English Idioms in Arabic Satellite TV Stations" (Dr D Feng)
  • Ghalia Al Mubarak "An Investigation of Sociolinguistic variation in al-Ahsa Arabic" (Dr C Lucas)
  • Rachel Watson "Noun Classification and Verbal Nouns in Kujireray" (Dr F Lüpke)
  • Cephas Delalorm "Documentation and Description of Sekpele: A Ghana-Togo Mountain Language of Ghana" (Prof P Austin)
2015
  • Dan Jiang "L2 Mandarin Chinese Learners' Pragmatic Development in Making Refusals: What are the Roles of Instruction and the Study Abroad Context?" (N Iwasaki)
  • Jeff Izzard "Language Attitudes and Identity in the Tibetan Dharamsala Diaspora" (Dr J Sallabank)
  • Shanti Ulfsbjorninn "A Field Theory of Stress: The role of empty nuclei in stress systems" (Dr M Charette)
  • Hessah Aba-Alalaa "Terms of Address in Najdi Dialect: Normativity and Variation" (Dr B Pizziconi)
  • Simone Mauri "Formal and Functional Properties of Grammatical Aspect in Ayt Atta Tamazight" (Prof I Nikolaeva)
  • Thomas Owen-Smith "Grammatical Relations in Tamang, a Tibeto-Burman Language of Nepal" (Prof P Austin)
  • Halil Iskender "The Phonology of Arabic Loanwords in Turkish: The Case of T-Palatalisation" (Dr G Dedes)
2014
  • Anja Moemeke-Choon "A Documentation and Description of Uwu (Benue-Congo, Nigeria) with Focus on Tone" (Prof P Sells)
  • Mark Henry "The Syntax of Reduced Nominals in Akkadian" (Prof I Nikolaeva)
  • Narayan Sharma "Morphosyntax of Puma, A Tibeto-Burman Language of Nepal" (Prof P Austin)
  • Nadia Sarkoh "The Ideological Discursive Representation of Islam and Muslims in the Press: A Comparative Study" (Prof I Sachdev)
2013
  • Alexander Cobbinah "Nominal classification and verbal nouns in Bainounk Gubeeher" (Dr F Lüpke)
  • Michael Franjieh "Possessive Classifiers in North Ambrym, a Language of Vanuatu: Explorations in Semantic Classification" (Prof I Nikolaeva)
  • Hannah Gibson "Auxiliary placement in Rangi: A Dynamic Syntax perspective" (Prof L Marten)
  • Wai Ling Looi "Explicitation, Implicitation and Shift of Conjunctions in English-Chinese Translation of Institutional Texts: A Corpus-Assisted Study" (Dr D Li)
  • Judith Nakayiza "The Sociolinguistics of Multilingualism in Uganda - A case study of the official and non-official language policy, planning and management of Luruuri-Lunyara and Luganda" (Prof L Marten)