Mattia Zingaretti

Thesis title: When a Foreign Language Interferes with your Native Language: The Relationship between Second Language Acquisition and First Language Attrition in Bilingual Adults

Qualifications

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

  • Project (working title): 'When a Foreign Language Interferes with your Native Language: The Relationship between Second Language Acquisition and First Language Attrition in Bilingual Adults', supervised by Prof Antonella Sorace and Dr Vicky Chondrogianni

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. Linguistics and English Language Tutor in the following courses:

  • Linguistics and English Language 1A (2018-)
  • Linguistics and English Language 1B (2018-)
  • First Language Acquisition - Honours (2018-)
  • Second Language Acquisition - Honours (2018-)

2. Tutor in the PPLS Writing Centre

3. Linguistics and English Language Social Media Ambassador (research-focus)

Research summary

Second language acquisition; first language attrition; bilingualism; varieties and dialects of English; English as a lingua franca.

Current research interests

My doctoral project investigates the relation between advanced second language acquisition and first language attrition in active and passive bilinguals.

Past research interests

My research interests have also included varieties and dialects of English worldwide, and the phenomenon of English as a lingua franca (ELF).

Affiliated research centres