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Georgina Oliver

Research Student


Principal Supervisor: Paul Iverson

Subsidary Supervisor: Alexander Leff

Georgina Oliver

Research Interests

I am interested in which underlying language abilities are linked to the Mismatch Response (MMNm). We are investigating what the mismatch negativity means in the context of second language (L2) auditory perception. Does the MMNm reflect L2 auditory processing, phonetic categorisation or speech sound processing? We are investigating which behavioural measures are most highly linked with the MMNm and whether there are differences between native (L1) and L2 speakers. Tasks include several behavioural tasks (perception and production) and brain responses were elicited by an auditory MEG oddball paradigm. Results from the MEG experiment are being analysed using Dynamic Causal Modeling/DCM.


GEORGINA OLIVER, MARIANNE GULLBERG, FRAUKE HELLWIG, HOLGER MITTERER and PETER INDEFREY Acquiring L2 sentence comprehension: A longitudinal study of word monitoring in noise. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition Available on CJO 2012, doi:10.1017/S1366728912000089

Teaching Experience/Responsibilities

Bielefeld University, Germany

Supervisor: Dafydd Gibbon

Teaching Assistant (1998-2003)

  • "Introductory Linguistics"
  • "How to handle speech"
  • "Phonetik und Phonologie"

Max-Planck-Institute for Pyscholinguistics, The Netherlands

Supervisors: Peter Indefrey, Marianne Gullberg

Research Assistant (2003-2008)

  • Recruiting subjects, running and analysing psycholinguistic experiments in the Multilingualism Group

University College London

Supervisors: Paul Iverson, Alexander Leff

Teaching Assistant (2010-present)

  • "Ear Training"

Teaching Assistant (2011-present)

  • "Research Methods: Principles, Skills and Applications"

Facilitator at CALT (2011-present)

  • Facilitator for small groups at workshops ("Presentation Skills") and residential courses