Raffaella Folli


  • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 177 Citations
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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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Research Output 1999 2019

A head movement approach to Talmy's typology

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Head Movement

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., 2019, 26, 2, p. 144-152 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

speech disorder

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. Vol. 10. p. 113-125 (Special edition 10 Multilingualism in the Early Years; vol. 10).

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Open Access
primary education

Topic-strategies and the internal structure of nominal arguments in Greek and Italian

Alexopoulou, T. & Folli, R., 1 Jun 2019, In : Linguistic Inquiry. 50, 3, p. 1-80

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Italian language
French language

Mel Frequency Cepstral Coefficients Enhance Imagined Speech Decoding Accuracy from EEG

Cooney, C., Raffaella, F. & Coyle, D., 3 May 2018, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper