Mattia Zingaretti

Thesis title: Between acquisition and attrition: First language change in late second language learners

Qualifications

2018-present : PhD in Linguistics and English Language, University of Edinburgh

  • Project: 'Between acquisition and attrition: First language change in late second language learners', supervised by Prof Antonella Sorace, Dr Vicky Chondrogianni and Prof Robert Ladd

2016-17: MSc in English Language, University of Edinburgh

  • Dissertation title: 'On nativeness and near-nativeness: An analysis of the implications of convergence between L1 attriters and L2 speakers', supervised by Prof Antonella Sorace

2013-16: BA in English and German (Italian Laurea con Lode), Università di Roma La Sapienza

  • Dissertation title: 'Beyond native-speakerism: Teaching and learning criteria in ELF use', supervised by Prof Mary Wardle

Responsibilities & affiliations

1. Tutor in Linguistics and English Language

2. Tutor for the PPLS Writing Centre

3. Social Media Ambassador (research-focus)

4. Volunteer at Bilingualism Matters

Undergraduate teaching

2019-20

Tutor:

  • First Language Acquisition (Honours)
  • Second Language Acquisition (Honours)
  • Child Bilingualism: Language and Cognition

2018-19

Tutor:

  • Linguistics and English Language 1A 
  • Linguistics and English Language 1B
  • First Language Acquisition (Honours)
  • Second Language Acquisition (Honours)
  • Linguistics and English Language 2D: Cross-Linguistic Variation - Limits and Theories (marking only)

Research summary

Language acquisition; attrition; change; bilingualism; varieties and dialects of English; English as a lingua franca.

Current research interests

My doctoral project explores second language acquisition and first language change in adult language learners of English and Italian.

Past research interests

My research interests have also included varieties and dialects of English as well as English as a lingua franca (ELF).

Affiliated research centres

Current project grants

PhD Studentship: AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership (managed by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities).

Organiser

2019

  • Linguistics and English Language Postgraduate Conference 2019 (LELPGC19), Edinburgh

Participant

2019

  • Bilingualism Matters Research Symposium (BMRS) 2019, Edinburgh
  • Linguistics and English Language Postgraduate Conference 2019 (LELPGC19), Edinburgh
  • Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research (EMLAR) XV, Utrecht (Netherlands)