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Dr James Street

Assistant Professor

Department: Humanities

I 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 several 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 from the University of Sheffield. In 2009 I was awarded a PhD in Linguistics, again from the University of Sheffield. I joined Northumbria in 2010. My research interests include cognitive grammar, usage-based approaches to L1 & L2 acquisition and processing, and individual education and literacy-related differences in linguistic knowledge.  

James Street

My research interests include cognitive grammar, usage-based approaches to L1 & L2 acquisition and processing, and individual education and literacy-related differences in linguistic knowledge.  

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  • More lexically-specific knowledge and individual differences in adult native speakers' processing of the English passive, Street, J. 1 Mar 2020, In: Language Sciences
  • 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, 4th International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English
  • More Individual Differences in Language Attainment : How much do adult native speakers of English know about passives and quantifiers?, Street, J. 5 May 2011, Northumbria Research Conference
  • 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

  • Luca Miorelli The Development of Morpho-Syntactic Competence in Italian-speaking Children: A Usage-Based Approach Start Date: 30/08/2018 End Date: 07/11/2018
  • Eleni Janko The role of education and text exposure in the oral production of L2 Greek functional morphology by adult L1 English and L1 Albanian speakers: The case of agreement and perfective aspect Start Date: 20/10/2015 End Date: 03/03/2021
  • Kinga Patterson Formal literacy effects on attention allocation during visually situated language processing in native English speakers Start Date: 01/10/2019

  • Linguistics PhD October 01 2009
  • Linguistics MA (Hons) October 31 2004
  • Teacher Training (TESOL) CELTA October 31 1999
  • Sociology BA (Hons) July 31 1999
  • Trinity (Cambridge) Cert. TESOL Cert.TESOL 1999
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2012


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