I’m affiliated with Theoretical and Applied Linguistics within the Modern & Medieval Languages Faculty at Cambridge, and contribute in the following ways:

Teaching & Supervision

I am coordinating the Computational Linguistics paper (Li18) for the Linguistics Tripos in 2017/8, having performed the same role in 2016/7. This involves organisation of the paper, lecturing, and supervision.

I’ve previously supervised Li3 [Language, Brain and Society], Li4 [History and Varieties of English], Li11 [Historical Linguistics], Li13 [History of English], and Li15 [Language Acquisition].

I’ve also given research methods seminars to the MPhils on bibliography management and the use of corpora, and to the PhDs on reproducible research, data management, presenting data and writing abstracts.

I’ve supervised several Part IIB and MPhil dissertations, and welcome discussion of new projects.


Director of Studies

In 2016/7 I covered Director of Studies (DoS) duties at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, while the Linguistics DoS was on sabbatical. From 2017/8 onwards I was appointed Linguistics DoS at Hughes Hall, Cambridge.



At the end of their penultimate year of study, undergraduates may apply for a UROP (undergraduate research opportunities programme) placement over the summer vacation. In 2016 we had 6 UROP students who undertook various projects relating to computer-assisted language learning, crowdsourcing corpus annotations, sentiment analysis, text normalisation and child language research. In 2017 we had interns working on native language identification, virtual reality learning, dialogue systems, grammatical error correction, tagging multiword expressions, and sentiment analysis.

If you’re taking Li18 and are interested in a UROP placement, please get in touch (apc38).