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Dr Ludovica Serratrice (Laurea (Milan), MA (Essex), PhD (Edinburgh)) - personal details

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Dr Ludovica Serratrice

Role: Reader in Clinical Linguistics

Tel: +44 (0)161 275 7208




After training as a simultaneous interpreter at SSIT (Milan), I completed a degree in English and French literature at IULM ( Milan ). I then went on to the University of Essex for an MA in Language Acquisition, and subsequently to the University of Edinburgh where I obtained a PhD in Linguistics in 2000.

I came to Manchester in 1999 to work with Gina Conti-Ramsden on a two-year ESRC project investigating the acquisition of verbs in children with Specific Language Impairment. I joined the former School of Education as a lecturer in 2002; in 2004 I joined the School of Psychological Sciences where I'm now a member of the Language Development and Disorders research group. I have been teaching on the BSc Speech and Language Therapy since 2004 and as of September 2014 I am the co-director of the MRes Psychology in the School of Psychological Sciences.

My main research interests include first language acquisition with specific reference to Italian, English, and Spanish, childhood bilingualism, and the interface between syntax and pragmatics in monolingual and bilingual acquisition. More recently I have developed a line of research investigating language processing in adult second language learners.

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Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies


Co-investigator at the The ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LuCiD)

Co-director MRes Psychology 

School of Psychological Sciences Academic Malpractice Officer


Associate Editor     Bilingualism: Language and Cognition

Associate Editor     First Language

Research Associate UC Berkeley, Linguistics Department

Associate member  Bilingualism Research Laboratory at the University of lllinois at Chicago

Associate member  Center for Literacy and Multilingualism at the University of Reading



MRes Psychology

PSYC60600 Research skills (Academic best practice)


BSc Speech and Language Therapy

HCDI11031 Child Language Development (year 1) Module Lead

HCDI31001 Clinical Linguistics 2 (year 3) Module Lead

HCDI40100 Advanced Study Option (year 4)