Ms 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.

 

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