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Dr Hilary Wynne

Stipendiary Lecturer in Psycholinguistics

I am the Senior Research Associate in the Language and Brain Laboratory (Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics) where I work primarily on an EPSRC-funded grant (2022-2027). My research involves experimentally investigating (through psycholinguistic behavioural techniques and neurolinguistic approaches) the extent to which underlying patterns govern the processing of sounds in related languages. We use data collected via behavioural methods, brain imaging (EEG, fMRI), speech recordings, eye-tracking, survey responses, and corpus investigations. I am also a Stipendiary Lecturer in Psycholinguistics at St. Hugh’s.

My other University roles include: the Early Career Research Representative on University Council since 2021, Vice-Chair of the Research Staff Consultation Group (RSCG), and member of the Research Staff Steering Committee (RSSC). I have also served as a researcher representative for the Humanities Division and the Faculty of Linguistics as well on the Employer Justified Retirement Age (EJRA) Review Group.

Prior to my current position, I was a postdoctoral researcher on an ERC-funded grant (2017-2022), a Departmental Lecturer in Psycholinguistics (2020-2021), Departmental Lecturer in Phonology (2015-2016) at the University of Oxford, and a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Manchester (2015-2017).

Key publications:

The evidence for psycholinguistic reality of prosodic planning: Examining the relationship between linguistic and psycholinguistic theory in language production. Chapter in: Shaping Phonological and Morphological Representation. (forthcoming 2023)

[2021]      Mismatch negativity (MMN) as an index of asymmetric processing of consonant duration in fake Mandarin geminates. Neuropsychologia 108063.

[2021]      Asymmetries in the processing of affixed words in Bengali. Language 97:3, 1-30.

[2021]      Representation of “T3 sandhi” in Mandarin: Significance of context. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience 36, 1-19.

[2018]      Compounds, phrases and clitics in connected speech. Journal of Memory and Language 98, 45-58.


Stipendiary Lecturer in Psycholinguistics
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