Conference presentations

Invited talks

Nov 2019 – Language Aptitude roundtable, Macau “Turning a LLAMA into an ALPACAA and back again: An initial revised attempt at assessing aptitude” with Paul Meara (Recording of talk)

April 2019 – UiT, Tromsø, Norway “Measuring Individual Differences in SLA”.

August 2017 – University of Essex “Further investigation of the LLAMA aptitude tests

March 2017 – University of York, Language Research Forum “What is the relationship between learning words and learning grammatical features?

January 2017 – University of Linz “Teaching grammar through the use of authentic materials

June 2016 – Alliance Française, Oxford – delivering training to French teachers: “Vocabulary learning and teaching methods

Conference presentations

Aug 2019 – EUROSLA, Lund, Sweden ” Making a LLAMA into an ALPACAA: A revised attempt at assessing aptitude” with Paul Meara

Aug 2019 – EUROSLA, Lund, Sweden “Predictive processing of gender in Welsh-English bilinguals” presented by Tesni Galvin

June 2019 – ISB, Edmonton, Canada “Are aptitude and working memory the same thing?” with Tesni Galvin and Amelia Cobner.

June 2019 – ISB, Edmonton, Canada “Predictive processing of gender in Welsh/English Bilinguals” with Tesni Galvin

June 2019 – ISB, Edmonton, Canada “The effects of age and bilingualism on aptitude and working memory.” With Amelia Cobner and Tesni Galvin (poster presentation)

April 2019 – UniteGen, Tromsø, Norway “Predictive processing of gender in Welsh/English Bilinguals” with Tesni Galvin

Sept 2018 – EUROSLA, Muenster, Germany “Stimuli design: Frequency measure challenges and the perennial problem of L2 learner input” (with Rachel Klassen, UiT)

Sept 2018 – EUROSLA, Muenster, Germany “Investigating the role of working memory and aptitude in older and younger bilinguals” (poster with Amelia Cobner and Tesni Galvin)

Sept 2018 – EUROSLA, Muenster, Germany “Working memory effects in locally and globally ambiguous sentences” (poster with BA dissertation students)

May 2018 – ISBPAC, TU Braunschweig, Germany “Predictive processing of gender in Welsh/English bilinguals” with Tesni Galvin

Sept 2017 – GALA, Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB), Palma de Mallorca (Spain) “Do lexical and syntactic development go hand in hand?” (poster presentation)

Aug 2017 – EUROSLA, University of Reading “What is the relationship between L2 lexical and syntactic development?”

Aug 2017 – EUROSLA, University of Reading “How does aptitude relate to working memory?” (poster with BA dissertation students)

July 2017 – BAAL Vocab SIG, University of Reading “What is the relationship between L2 lexical and syntactic development?

May 2017 – ISB, University of Limerick “What is the relationship between L2 lexical and syntactic development?

Aug 2016 – EUROSLA, University of Jyväaskä, Finland “Is there a causal link between L2 vocabulary and syntax?“.

Aug 2016 – Psychology of Language Learning, University of Jyväaskä, Finland “Measuring individual differences with the LLAMA aptitude tests“.

Oct 2015 – LRC seminar series, Swansea University “Testing the LLAMA aptitude tests: an overview

Aug 2015 – EUROSLA, Aix-en-Provence, France “Validating the LLAMA aptitude tests

May 2015 – ISB, Rutgers University, USA “Testing the Initial State

Sept 2014 – EUROSLA, University of York “Testing Aptitude: Investigating Meara’s (2005) LLAMA tests

Sept 2013 – EUROSLA, University of Amsterdam “The role of negative chunks in the syntactic development of French by instructed English learners“.

Oct 2012 – LRC seminar series, Swansea University “The link between vocabulary and syntax in L2 acquisition

March 2011 – SML seminar series, Newcastle University “The role of chunks in the development of negation in English learners of French

Sept 2010 – BAAL, University of Aberdeen “The role of chunks in the development of negation in English learners of French

Sept 2010 – BAAL, University of Aberdeen “The effects of teacher code-switching on vocabulary acquisition in French as a foreign language” co-presenting with Mairin Hennebry, Oxford

Sept 2010 – LAGB Education Session, University of Leeds “Corpora and Foreign Language Teaching” invited speaker with Zoe Handley, Oxford

March 2010 – Formulaic Language Research Network (FLaRN), University of Potsdam, Germany “The use of chunks in negative utterances by instructed English learners of French

March 2010 – University of Oxford Applied Linguistics Research seminars, “Syntactic development in instructed English learners of French.”

Sept 2009 – EUROSLA, Cork, Ireland “Parameter re-setting in L2 French“.

Sept 2008 – Romance Turn 3 workshop, Southampton “Adverb placement in English L2 learners of French”

Sept 2008 – EUROSLA, Aix en Provence, France “Adverb placement in English L2 learners of French

Sept 2008 – AFLS, Oxford, UK “Development of L2 French syntax: is there a link between object clitics and adverb placement

July 2008 – FLLOC, Southampton, UK “L1 transfer and adverb placement in English L2 learners of French

Sept 2007 – EUROSLA doctoral workshop, Newcastle, UK “Verb-raising in instructed English L2 learners of French” Discussant: Laurent Dekydtspotter

Sept 2007 – AFLS, Boulogne-sur-mer, France “Développement du placement des verbes chez les anglophones apprenant le français”

Sept 2007 – AFLS, Boulogne-sur-mer, France. Joint paper with Annabelle David and Florence Myles “Développement morphosyntaxique et lexical chez les apprenants du français L2”

Sept 2006 – EUROSLA doctoral workshop, Antalya, Turkey “Syntactic Development in L2 learners of French” Discussant: Lydia White

Sept 2006 – AFLS doctoral workshop, UWE, Bristol “Syntactic Development in L2 learners of French”

June 2006 – Newcastle PG conference in theoretical and applied linguistics “Verb-raising in advanced L2 learners of French”