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Dr James Street

Senior Lecturer

Department: Humanities

ADSS Jamesstreet Facultystaff 255I graduated with BA (Hons) in Sociology from the University of Sheffield where my research interests were in the (complex) relationship between language and social disadvantage. Following my BA graduation I gained a Trinity (Cambridge) Cert. TESOL and spent the next seven years teaching as an ESOL/EFL tutor at a variety of institutions in Britain, Europe and the Far East. In 2004 I was awarded an MA (with distinction) in Applied Linguistics, again from the University of Sheffield.  It was during this period that I began the first of a number of collaborations with Ewa Dąbrowska investigating individual variation in language attainment. In 2006 I won an AHRC PhD studentship to continue research into individual differences, which I completed within three years at the University of Sheffield’s School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics.

Qualifications

  • Linguistics PhD October 01 2006
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2012

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Education and Input as Predictors of Second Language Attainment in Naturalistic Contexts, Janko, E., Dąbrowska, E., Street, J. 7 Sep 2019, In: Languages
  • This is the native speaker that the non-native speaker outperformed: Individual, education-related differences in the processing and interpretation of Object Relative Clauses by native and non-native speakers of English, Street, J. 1 Jan 2017, In: Language Sciences
  • Lexically specific knowledge and individual differences in adult native speakers’ processing of the English passive, Street, J., Dabrowska, E. Jan 2014, In: Applied Psycholinguistics
  • Lexically-specific knowledge and individual differences in adult native speakers’ processing of the English passive, Street, J. Jul 2011
  • More Individual Differences in Language Attainment : How much do adult native speakers of English know about passives and quantifiers?, Street, J. 5 May 2011
  • More individual differences in language attainment: How much do adult native speakers of English know about passives and quantifiers?, Street, J., Dabrowska, E. 2010, In: Lingua
  • Individual differences in language attainment: Comprehension of passive sentences by native and non-native English speakers, Dabrowska, E., Street, J. Nov 2006, In: Language Sciences

PGR Supervision

  • Kinga Patterson Start: 01/10/2019
  • Luca Miorelli The Development of Morpho-Syntactic Competence in Italian-speaking Children: A Usage-Based Approach Start: 30/08/2018
  • Eleni Janko Start: 20/10/2015


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