Luca Bevacqua

PhD Linguistics & English Language

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

Contact details



Dugald Stewart Building

3 Charles Street, Edinburgh
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PhD student in Linguistics. My research focuses mainly on reference, pronoun resolution, and prominence. I use an experimental and multilingual approach targeting mainly language production.

Tutor in the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, and Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).

Project activity

University of Potsdam (March – June 2019)

Short-term fellowship in "Limits of Variability in Language. Cognitive, Grammatical, and Social Aspects" (SFB 1287), project A03 "Discourse Strategies across Social Media: Variability in Individuals, Groups and Channels".

Echolalia (2020). If a Leaf Falls Press.

100 Linguistics Poems (2018). With the LingPo Committee. Gauss PDF (266).


Bevacqua, L., Loáiciga, S., Rohde, H., & Hardmeier, C. (2021). Event and Entity Coreference Across Five Languages: Effects of Context and Referring Expression. Dialogue & Discourse, 12(2), 192 –226.

Bevacqua, L., & Scheffler, T. (2020). Form Variation of Pronominal It-Clefts in Written English: A corpus study in Twitter and iWeb. Linguistics Vanguard, 6(1).

Hardmeier, C., Bevacqua, L., Loáiciga, S., & Rohde, H. (2018). Forms of anaphoric reference to organisational named entities: Hoping to widen appeal, they diversified. In Proceedings of the 7th Named Entity Workshop (NEWS). 

Loáiciga, S., Bevacqua, L., Rohde, H., & Hardmeier, C. (2018). Event versus entity co-reference: Effects of context and form of referring expression. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Computational Models of Reference, Anaphora, and Coreference (CRAC).