• Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

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Professor Raffaella Folli studied Philosophy at the University of Milan. In 1998 she completed an MPhil in Linguistics at the University of Oxford and in 2001 a DPhil in Linguistics, also at the University of Oxford. She joined Ulster University in 2005 having previously held research positions at the University of Arizona and then the University of Cambridge.Her main research area is theoretical syntax. Her standing in linguistics is evidenced by her extensive publications in top journals in the field, various grants from different research councils and extensive collaborations with academics in the UK and the US. In 2011 she was awarded a Distinguished Research Fellowship award in recognition of her research achievements.Raffaella is part of the linguistics team that in 2012 established the Ulster Centre on Multilingualism (UCoM), an information service for people raising or working with children growing up with more than one language. As part of UCoM, she is involved in Language Made Fun, a programme designed to support the language needs of multilingual children or migrant children in Northern Ireland. It is delivered in collaboration with Barnardo’s and funded by a grant from the Big Lottery Fund.

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Plurality and cross-linguistic variation: An experimental investigation of the Turkish plural

Renans, A., Sağ, Y., Nihan Ketrez, F., Tieu, L., Tsoulas, G., Raffaella, F., de Vries, H. & Romoli, J., 9 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Natural Language Semantics.

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  • A head movement approach to Talmy's typology

    Raffaella, F. & Harley, H., 18 Apr 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Linguistic Inquiry.

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    Open Access
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    Beyond the scope of acquisition: A novel perspective on the isomorphism effect from Broca's aphasia

    Kennedy, L., Romoli, J., Tieu, L., Moscati, V. & Raffaella, F., 3 Apr 2019, In : Language Acquisition. 26, 2, p. 144-152 9 p.

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    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
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    Classification of imagined spoken word-pairs using convolutional neural networks

    Cooney, C., Korik, A., Raffaella, F. & Coyle, D., 20 Sep 2019, Proceedings of the 8th Graz Brain Computer Interface Conference 2019: Bridging Science and Application. Muller-Putz, G. R., Ditz, J. C. & Wriessnegger, S. C. (eds.). Verlag der Technischen Universitat Graz, Vol. 2019. p. 338-343 (Proceedings of the 8th Graz Brain-Computer Interface Conference 2019).

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    Language Made Fun: Supporting EAL students in primary education

    Kane, F., Kennedy, L., Sevdali, C., Raffaella, F. & Rhys, C., 6 Mar 2019, Teanga: Special Edition: Multilingualism in the Early Years. Special Issue ed. Irish Association for Applied Linguistics, Vol. 10. p. 113-125 (Special edition 10 Multilingualism in the Early Years; vol. 10).

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    Ambiguous questions and perfectible conditionals: the perspective from language acquisition

    Author: Di Bacco, F., Oct 2018

    Supervisor: Romoli, J. (Supervisor), Sevdali, C. (Supervisor) & Folli, F. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis