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Dr Laura Bailey

Senior Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics

About

Dr Laura Bailey joined the University of Kent in 2012, after completing her PhD on the syntax of question particles at Newcastle University. 

She blogs regularly about language and linguistics and can be found on Twitter as @linguistlaura.

Laura's virtual office hours take place on Thursdays 14.00-15.00 via Teams.

Research interests

Laura is interested in formal analysis of non-standard syntax and is currently investigating the omission of prepositions in several varieties of English (including the Kentish dialect). She also maintains an interest in particles, questions, negation and disjunction. Her research is parametric and cross-linguistic in nature. 

Laura welcomes enquiries from prospective students working in a generative syntax framework, and especially projects within the areas of non-standard syntax, questions, or comparative syntax.     

Teaching

Laura teaches across a broad range of subjects, focusing mostly on syntax, morphology and semantics, from Stage 1 to Master’s level.

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