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Biography

Rebecca is a Senior Lecturer in Language Acquisition and joined the University of Huddersfield in September 2015. Rebecca gained her BA in French and Linguistics from the University of Sheffield in 2010 and her MA in Psycholinguistics from the University of York in 2012, with a short stint as Graduate Trainee Librarian at the Classics Faculty Library, University of Cambridge, in 2010-11. She completed her PhD in Linguistics at the University of York under Dr George Tsoulas in May 2016, focusing on the syntax of speech acts and the embeddability of illocutionary force. Both her MA and her PhD were funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Child language acquisition, especially acquisition of syntax and semantics
  • Bilingual language acquisition, especially acquisition of syntax and semantics
  • The syntax-semantics interface and the syntax of speech acts

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor, University of Sheffield

Master, University of York

PhD, University of York

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syntax Social Sciences
speech act Social Sciences
politeness Social Sciences
discourse Social Sciences
data acquisition Social Sciences
floating Social Sciences
dialect Social Sciences
projection Social Sciences

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Research Output 2014 2018

  • 3 Conference contribution
  • 2 Article

Predicative Possessives, Relational Nouns, and Floating Quantifiers

Tsoulas, G. & Woods, R. 26 Jul 2018 In : Linguistic Inquiry.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
floating
dialect
Relational Nouns
Quantifiers
Dialects of English

Embedded Inverted Questions as Embedded Illocutionary Acts

Woods, R. 2016 Proceedings of the 33rd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. Kim, K., Umbal, P., Block, T., Chan, Q., Cheng, T., Finney, K., Katz, M., Nickel-Thompson, S. & Shorten, L. (eds.). Somerville, MA.: Cascadilla Press, p. 417-426 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Verbs
Illocutionary Act
Expressive
Dialects of English
Clause

Modelling the syntax-discourse interface: a syntactic analysis of 'please'

Woods, R. 2016 ConSOLE XXIII: Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe (7-9 January 2015, Paris). Bellamy, K., Karvovskaya, E., Kohlberger, M. & Saad, G. (eds.). Leiden: Leiden University, p. 360-382 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
politeness
speech act
data acquisition
syntax
projection
1 Citations
Open Access
syntax
semantics
language acquisition
vulnerability
Dative Alternation

The syntax of orientation shifting: Evidence from English high adverbs

Woods, R. Jan 2014 ConSOLE XXII: Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe. Kohlberger, M., Bellamy, K. & Dutton, E. (eds.). Leiden University, p. 205-230 26 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
speech act
syntax
discourse
evidence
inclusion

Activities 2016 2018

  • 3 Invited talk
  • 2 Examination
  • 1 Membership of committee

Undergraduate Linguistics Course External Examiner

Woods, R. (Examiner)
1 Sep 201831 Aug 2022

Activity: Examination

PhD External Examiner

Woods, R. (Examiner)
1 Mar 2018

Activity: Examination

Non-Adult Questions in Child Language: A Window onto Pragmatic Development

Woods, R. (Speaker)
4 Oct 20187 Oct 2018

Activity: Invited talk

Questions In and On Child Language Acquisition

Woods, R. (Speaker)
9 Jul 2018

Activity: Invited talk