Rebecca Lawrence

Rebecca Lawrence


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Research Interests

My research interests include language acquisition, reading, experimental pragmatics and multilingualism.


My current doctoral research investigates rule-learning and generalisation in the context of reading acquisition, specifically in the acquisition of orthography-phonology correspondences. I am interested in the mechanisms underlying the use of these sound-to-spelling mappings both in children and skilled adult readers.


During my MPhil course, I conducted research on pragmatic development and associated cognitive skills in bilingual speakers. In particular, I investigated the effects of bilingualism on quantity implicatures, theory of mind and executive function in children and adults.


I am a member of the Language, Learning and Cognition Lab at Royal Holloway, University of London.


Educational Background

I am currently studying for my PhD in Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London (2018-present).

I completed an MPhil in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics at Selwyn College, University of Cambridge (2016-2017).

I also hold an MA in Linguistics from Selwyn College, University of Cambridge (2010-2013), awarded first-class.