Mattia Zingaretti (AFHEA)

Thesis title: The dynamics of late bilingualism: First language change in adult language learners

Qualifications

2020-present: PGCert in Academic Practice (Higher Education), University of Edinburgh

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

  • Thesis (working) title: 'The dynamics of late bilingualism: First language change in adult language learners'
  • Supervised by Prof A. Sorace, Dr V. Chondrogianni and Prof D. R. 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' (Distinction)
  • Supervised by Prof A. Sorace

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

  • 2015-16: Erasmus+ programme at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland 
  • Dissertation title: 'Beyond native-speakerism: Teaching and learning criteria in ELF use'
  • Supervised by Prof Mary Wardle

Responsibilities & affiliations

​​​​​​Responsibilities

  • Tutor in Linguistics and English Language (LEL) and in the Department of European Languages and Cultures (DELC)
  • Tutor in the Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences (PPLS) Skills Centre
  • PPLS Social Media Ambassador (research-focus)  

Affiliations

  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)
  • Affiliate of Bilingualism Matters 

Undergraduate teaching

2020-2021

Within PPLS (LEL):

  • Tutor in First Language Acquisition (Honours) [SEM1] and Linguistics and English Language 1B [SEM2]

Within LLC (DELC):

  • Tutor in Foundation Italian Language 1 [YR] and Italian 1 [YR];

2019-20

Within PPLS (LEL):

  • Tutor in First Language Acquisition (Honours) [SEM1], Second Language Acquisition (Honours) [SEM2] and Child Bilingualism: Language and Cognition [SEM2]
  • Guest Lecturer in Second Language Acquisition [SEM2]

2018-19

Within PPLS (LEL):

  • Tutor in Linguistics and English Language 1A [SEM1], Linguistics and English Language 1B [SEM2], First Language Acquisition (Honours) [SEM1], Second Language Acquisition (Honours) [SEM2], and Linguistics and English Language 2D: Cross-Linguistic Variation - Limits and Theories (marking only) [SEM2]

Research summary

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

Current research interests

My doctoral project explores first language changes in English native speakers learning Italian in adulthood, using behavioural psycholinguistic methods.

Past research interests

My research interests have also included varieties and dialects of English, as well as the use of 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)