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)

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)