Given the wide-ranging research interests of our staff, the Department of English Language & Linguisitcs at Kent is in a strong position to supervise high-quality graduates. Our current research students include:
- Luke Allder, 'English Language Acquisition through Performing Arts Practice', PhD project. Supervisor: Dr Gloria Chamorro (primary) and Professor Nicola Shaughnessy (Arts) (secondary)
- Pravnav Badyal, 'Dogri English: A Phonological Description (working title)', PhD project. Supervisor: Professor Amalia Arvanti (primary) and Dr Tamara Rathcke (secondary)
- Heidi Colthup, 'Narrative in Video Games', PhD project. Supervisors: Dr Jeremy Scott (primary) and Dr David Hornsby (secondary)
- Sumio Kobayashi, 'Prosody of Language and Music', PhD project. Supervisors: Professor Amalia Arvaniti (primary) and Dr Tamara Rathcke (secondary)
- Ishrat Rehman, 'Investigating and Defining Urdu Phonology and its Role and Use in L2 (English) Perception and Production', PhD project. Supervisors: Professor Amalia Arvaniti (primary) and Dr Gloria Chamorro (secondary)
- Isabella Reichl, 'Initiating and Countering Pre-cooperative Illocutionary Acts in Present Day English', PhD project. Supervisors: Dr Eleni Kapogianni (primary) and Dr Christina Kim (secondary).
- Vicky Ward, 'Obscene Language: A Diachronic Perspective', PhD project. Supervisors: Dr David Hornsby (primary) and Dr Jeremy Scott (secondary)