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Zoe Belk

Research Student


Principal Supervisor: Ad Neeleman

Subsidary Supervisor: Klaus Abels


Research Interests

DP syntax, and particularly prepositional and adjectival modifiers of nouns; linearity and adjacency constraints; ordering restrictions.


Belk, Zoë. (2012) PP-Peripherality and Ambiguity in the Noun Phrase. MRes dissertation, UCL

Belk, Zoë. (2011) The Problem with Adjectives: Why the Quick Red Fox Doesn’t Jump Over the Brown Lazy Dog. BA dissertation, McGill University, Montreal


Coming soon!


Belk, Zoë. AP-Adjacency and Ambiguity in the Noun Phrase. UCL Postgraduate Peer Group Conference, Cumberland Lodge, April 2013 (poster)



January-May 2014: Teaching Assistant, Intermediate Generative Grammar B

October 2013-May 2014: Lecturer and Teaching Assistant, Core Issues in Linguistics

January-May 2013, 2014: Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology B

January-May 2013: Teaching Assistant and Guest Lecturer, Psycholinguistics: Stages in Normal Language Development

October-December 2013: Teaching Assistant, Animal Communication and Human Language

October-December 2013: Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics A

Other Responsibilities

September 2013-September 2014: Member, PaLS Postgraduate Peer Group Executive

September 2013-present: Organizer, UCL Syntax Reading Group

2013: Local organizer, Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain

2013: Member of Scientific Committee, 1st UCL Graduate Conference in Linguistics

June 2012-present: Member, PaLS Academic Careers Development Committee/Athena SWAN committee

2012-2013: Editor, UCL Working Papers in Linguistics Vol. 24

2012-2013: Member, Green Impact Team, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience

2011-2012: Student Academic Representative (MRes Linguistics) to Student Staff Consultative Committee