Annie Holtz

PhD Linguistics & English Language

  • The Centre for Language Evolution
  • Linguistics and English Language
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details



Room 1.15
Dugald Stewart Building

3 Charles Street, Edinburgh
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2019 - The University of Edinburgh - MA(Hons) Linguistics and English LanguageĀ 

Undergraduate teaching

Tutor: LEL1A-Linguistics and English Language 1A (Pre-honours course) autumn 2021

Tutor: Simulating Language (Honours/Msc course) spring 2021 & 2022

Tutor: Online Experiments (2-day intensive course on programming for online experiments using Javascript and jsPsych) 2020

Research summary

My PhD research investigates the origins of cross-linguistic patterns in NPs using experimental methods. I am especially interested in artificial language learning and gestural experiments and how they reflect the cognitive features involved in language creation and use. I also conduct research on language development/acquisition, focusing mainly on phonological segmentation and the typological frequency of syllable patterns in infant directed speech.

Affiliated research centres