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Dr Florian Breit
UCL Linguistics
Chandler House, 2 Wakefield Street
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  • Honorary Research Fellow
  • Linguistics
  • Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
I have held appointments as Teaching Fellow in Phonetics and Phonology at UCL from September 2019, then Lecturer (Teaching) in Linguistics from October 2020 until January 2023. I joined the Department of Linguistics, English Language and Bilingualism at Bangor University in January 2022, where I conduct research on minority language attitudes as part of an ESRC-funded project, but continue to conduct research in phonetics and phonology and hold an honorary appointment at UCL.

You can view my profile at Bangor University here, which might receive more regular updates.
Research Themes
Research Summary

  • Phenomena at the phonological interfaces with morphosyntax and phonetics.
  • Segmental and melodic representation, particularly Element Theory and laryngeal contrast in nasals.
  • The linguistics of colloquial Welsh, especially mutation, stress, quantity, and auxiliary deletion.
  • Minority, contested and lesser-studied languages.

Teaching Summary

I am currently focused on research only, but have previously taught the following modules at UCL:

  • PLIN0006 Introduction to Language ('16/17, '19/20, '20/21, '21/22)
  • PLIN0048 Foundations of Linguistics ('21/22)
  • PLIN0061/PLIN0084 Introduction to Phonetics ('19/20)
  • PLIN0062/PLIN0074 Introduction to Phonology ('19/20, '20/21)
  • PLIN0066 Intermediate Phonology ('21/22)
  • PLIN0069 Advanced Phonological Theory A ('19/20)
  • PLIN0070 Advanced Phonological Theory B ('19/20, '20/21)

I've been nominated for UCLU Student Choice Teaching Awards four times: once in 2017 (in the category Outstanding Support for Teaching), twice in 2020 (in the categories Inspiring Teaching Delivery and Exceptional Feedback), and once in 2021 (in the category Excellent Personal Tutoring).

An open version of the course materials and lecture recordings for the '20/21 iteration of PLIN0006 Introduction to Language is available from ling101.com/plin0006/ and via my YouTube channel LING101.

Academic Background
2013   Master of Research University College London
2012   Bachelor of Arts (Honours) University of Wales, Bangor
  PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Linguistics UCL
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