Dr V Brunetto

Dr V Brunetto


I finished my MA at the University of Siena in 2009, followed by a PhD at the University of Leeds (2012) and a short post-doc at the Leeds Humanities Research Institute (2013). I investigated Italian children's production and comprehension of reflexive and accusative clitics in different syntactic constructions. In 2013-14 I worked on a project on the acquisition of near-reflexivity (with Tom Roeper) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, funded by the Fondazione Marica De Vincenzi. I taught Language Acquisition at the University of Manchester before coming back to Leeds in 2017 as a Teaching Fellow in English Language and Syntax.

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  • PhD in Linguistics, University of Leeds
  • MA in Linguistics, University of Siena
  • BA in Journalism, University of Palermo

Research groups and institutes

  • Formal Linguistics
  • Language acquisition
  • Language processing