Rebecca is a Lecturer in Language and Cognition at Newcastle University. Rebecca gained her BA in French and Linguistics from the University of Sheffield in 2010 and her MA in Psycholinguistics from the University of York in 2012, with a short stint as Graduate Trainee Librarian at the Classics Faculty Library, University of Cambridge, in 2010-11. She completed her ESRC-funded PhD in Linguistics at the University of York under Dr George Tsoulas in May 2016, focusing on the syntax of speech acts and the embeddability of illocutionary force. She was Senior Lecturer in Language Acquisition at the University of Huddersfield from 2015-2019.
Rebecca conducts research in the following fields:
Child language acquisition, especially acquisition of syntax and semantics
Bilingual language acquisition, especially acquisition of syntax and semantics
The syntax-semantics interface and the syntax of speech acts