Stefano Coretta

Senior Teaching Coordinator (Statistics)

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

Contact details



Room 6.05, Dugald Stewart Building

3 Charles Street, Edinburgh
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I first studied Classics with Oriental Studies at the University of Milan (Italy), followed by a Research MA in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics at the University of Pavia (Italy). I continued my specialisation in phonetics and phonology at the University of York and obtained a PhD from the University of Manchester.

During my PhD, I developed a strong interest in research methods, statistics and Open Science, which I further cultivated as a post-doc researcher at the Institute for Phonetics and Speech Processing in Munich (Germany).


PhD in Linguistics (The University of Manchester).

Undergraduate teaching


  • Data Analysis for LEL.


  • Statistics and Quantitative Methods
  • Guided Research Seminar in LEL (Making a language)
  • Mini-course on R

Postgraduate teaching


  • Quantitative Methods for LEL


  • Statistics and Quantitative Methods
  • Guided Research Seminar in LEL (Making a language)


  • Research Methods in Developmental Linguistics


Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Areas of interest for supervision

  • I am happy to supervise students in any topic within phonetics, laboratory phonology, historical phonetics/phonology, quantitative methods theory and graphemics.
  • I have experience with acoustic and articulatory phonetics, using a variety of techniques (acoustic analysis, ultrasound tongue imaging, electroglottography, fMRI) so I am keen to supervise any topic using these techniques. For topics on prosody, please get in touch with my colleagues from the phonetics group.
  • My main expertise within acoustic and articulatory phonetics concerns investigations of segmental characteristics like duration, phonation, voice quality, tongue gestures and laryngeal articulations.
  • I have research experience with Indo-European languages, Oceanic languages and South American languages but I am keen to supervise projects on other language families (I have a particular interest in language typology and language description, specifically phonetic typology and description).
  • I am happy to co-supervise dissertations in other fields within linguistics/language research if they have a very strong quantitative component (including mixed qual/quant methods).
  • I am not able to supervise dissertations in developmental linguistics, bi/multilingualism, first or second language acquisition, language pathology. For these fields, please get in touch with my colleagues Antonella Sorace, Mits Ota, Vicky Chondrogianni, among others.

Current PhD students supervised

  • Aya Awwad.

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