Lara Kelly

PhD Linguistics & English Language

  • Linguistics and English Language
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

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Dugald Stewart Building

3 Charles Street, Edinburgh
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2023 - Present - PhD in Linguistics and English Language - University of Edinburgh

  • Thesis: The forgotten role of language typology in the bilingual mental lexicon

2021 - 2022 - MA in Applied Linguistics and Language Acquisition in Multilingual Contexts - University of Barcelona (UB)

  • MA Thesis: Do you eat pasta for dessert and tender your clothes? A comparison of cross-language activation in Turkish and Spanish learners of English

2016 - 2020 - BA in Political Science and Public-Sector Management - University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)

  • BA Thesis: Linguistic and Sociolinguistic Policies: Multilingualism and Minority Languages in the UK

Research summary

Bilingual language processing, second language (L2) word recognition, language typology and the bilingual mental lexicon, interlingual homograph recognition, cross-linguistic influence