Florian Breit — Curriculum Vitae

Florian Breit — Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests, Education, Publications, Presentations, Teaching, Service, Other Training & Qualifications, Honours & Awards, Languages, IT Profile, Memberships

Research Interests

My research interests include but are not limited to:

  • Phonology in general
  • Melody/Segmental Representation
  • Initial Consonant Mutation
  • Laryngeal Contrast in Nasals
  • The Welsh Language
  • Mental Representation of Grammatical Knowledge
  • Minority Language Attitudes and Policy

Education

current

PhD Candidate in Linguistics
University College London
Principal supervisor: John Harris
Subsidary supervisor: Andrew Nevins

2012-2013

MRes Linguistics (Phonology), distinction
University College London
Dissertation: Formal Aspects of Element Theory

2009-2012

BA (Hons) Linguistics, 1st class honours
Bangor University
Dissertation: Constraints on Auxiliary Deletion in Colloquial Welsh

2004-2007

Abitur (eqv. A-levels), 1.9
Angell Akademie Freiburg

Publications

forth.

Breit, F. (in press) The Distribution of English Isograms in Google Ngrams and the British National Corpus. Opticon1826.

2017

Breit, F. (2017) Melodic Heads, Saliency, and Strength in Voicing and Nasality. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics. 2(1), 85.1-35. DOI: 10.5334/gjgl.462

2014

Breit, F. & Harris, J. (2014) Review of S.J. Hannahs’ (2013) The Phonology of Welsh. Phonology. 31 (2), 338-346. DOI: 10.1017/S0952675714000153

2013

Breit, F. (2013) Voice–Nasality Interaction and Headedness in Voiceless Nasals. UCL Working Papers in Linguistics, Volume 25, pp. 201-221.

2012

Breit, F. (2012) A survey of young British people’s attitudes towards learning the UK’s native minority languages. Début: The Undergraduate Journal of Linguistics, Languages and Area Studies, 3 (1), pp. 59–78.

2011

Breit, F. (2011) S Internet: E Schongs für unsri Sproch (The Internet: A Chance for our Language). Alemannisch dunkt üs guet. 1/2011, pp. 23–25.

Presentations

2017

Breit, F. (2017)  Initial CVs and the phonology of non-mutation in Welsh. Paper presented at the 25th Manchester Phonology Meeting, 25-27 May 2017, Manchester.

Breit, F. (2017)  Adventures in Welsh Non-Mutation. Paper presented at the UCL Linguistics PhD Day, 28 April 2017, UCL.

Breit, F. (2017)  Linguistics: The science of language. Outreach talk on Universal 20, presented at the 2017 Do Something Different Day, UCL Widening Participation Program.

2016

Breit, F. & Jones, C. (2016)  Non-copy Epenthesis in Llansteffan Welsh. Paper presented at the 9th Celtic Linguistics Conference, 1-2 Sep 2016, Cardiff University.

Breit, F. (2016)  A floating-element account of Welsh Initial Consonant Mutation. Paper presented at the UCL Linguistics PhD Day, 24 May 2016, UCL.

Breit, F. (2016)  Svarabhakti Gymraeg: Oes lafariaid epenthetig wedi'i copïo yn y Gymraeg llafar? Presentation to class of Welsh learners, 19 March 2016, CityLit, London.

2015

Breit, F. (2015)  Can conflicting grammaticality judgment data reveal something about language change in progress? A case study in Welsh word order convergence. Paper presented at Donders Discussions 2015, 4-5 Nov 2015, Nijmegen, Netherlands.

Breit, F. (2015) The Element |L| and Why We Need to Talk About Heads. Paper presented at the 45th Poznań Linguistics Meeting, 17-19 Sep 2015, Poznań, Poland.

Breit, F. (2015) The Phonological Exponents of Welsh ICM: Subtraction by addition. Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the LAGB, 15-18 Sep 2015, London.

Breit, F. (2015) Aspirate Mutation in Welsh and Iaai as Fortition with |H|. Poster presented at the 23rd Manchester Phonology Meeting, 28-30 May 2015, Manchester.

Breit, F. (2015) Some Questions Concerning Headedness. Paper presented at Elements Fest 2015, 31 Mar 2015, UCL/SOAS.

2014

Breit, F. (2014) Establishing the Limits of Welsh Auxiliary Deletion in Conversation and Experiment. Paper presented at the 8th Celtic Linguistics Conference, 06 Jun 2014, University of Edinburgh.

Breit, F. (2014) Re-evaluating a Unified Representation of Voicing and Nasality: The Case of Voiceless Nasals. Paper presented at the London Phonology Seminar, 27 Jan 2014, UCL/SOAS.

2013

Breit, F. (2013) How many segments? Theories of segmental representation and their generative capacity. Paper presented at Approaches to Phonology and Phonetics, 21-23 Jun 2013, Lublin, Poland.

Breit, F. (2013) The Generative Capacity of Element Theory. Poster presented at the 2013 Workshop on Melodic Representation, 12 Mar 2013, UCL/SOAS.

2012

Breit, F. (2012) Coping with Borrowed Swearwords: Anomalies in Welsh Mutation Patterns. Poster presented at the 2012 Bangor Summer School in Bilingualism, 25 Jul 2012, Bangor University.

Teaching

Lecturer

Introduction to Language, BA, University College London, 2016

Teaching Assistant

Advanced Phonological Theory A, BA/MA, University College London, 2016, 2017

Advanced Phonological Theory B, BA/MA, University College London, 2016

Foundations of Language, BA, University College London, 2017

Introduction to Language, BA, University College London, 2015

Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology B, BA, University College London, 2016

Intermediate Phonology B, BA, University College London, 2017

Phonetics and Phonology, MA, University College London, 2015, 2016

Supervision Caitlin Jones, BA (Hones): Vowel Epenthesis in Welsh, University College London, 2016

Service

current

Organiser, Laboratory for Language and Speech Diversions, UCL.

Assistant Editor, The Speculative Grammarian.

2017 Reviewer for RCAB & SinFonIJA 10, Dubrovnik.
2016

Organiser (with M. Charette), How to do Phonology: A mini-course with Jonathan Kaye, UCL/SOAS.

Co-organiser (with E. Eden), London Phonology Seminar, UCL/SOAS.

Reviewer for Glossa: a journal of general linguistics.

2015

Organiser, Laboratory for Language and Speech Diversions, UCL.

Reviewer for Primitives of Phonological Structure (E.D. Botma, A. Nevins, M. van Oostendorp,
eds., to appear with OUP).

Co-Organiser (with S. Ulfsbjorninn, F. Chiu, N. Neasom and E. Eden), Elements Fest 2015, UCL/SOAS.

Co-Organiser (with E. Eden and S. Ulfsbjorninn), London Phonology Seminar, UCL/SOAS.

Assistant Editor, The Speculative Grammarian.

2013

Reviewer for Psychology of Language and Communication.

Co-Organiser (with N. Neasom), Workshop on Melodic Representation, UCL/SOAS.

Editorial Associate, The Speculative Grammarian.

2012

Organiser, Approaches to Language (Seminar Series), Bangor University.

Volunteer, Bangor Summer School in Bilingualism, Bangor University.

2011

Vice-President, Bangor Linguistics Society.

Senior Peer Guide, Bangor University.

Senior Course Representative (Year 3, BA Linguistics), Bangor University.

2010

Treasurer, Bangor Linguistics Society.

Peer Guide, Bangor University.

Course Representative (Year 2, BA Linguistics), Bangor University.

General Senator, Bangor Students' Union.

Other Training & Qualifications

2017

Crete Summer School of Linguistics
University of Crete

2016

UCL Arena One: Teaching Associate Programme
University College London

2013

ACTL Summer School
University College London

2012

ACTL: Advanced Core Training in Linguistics
University College London

Bangor Summer School in Bilingualism
Bangor University

2008

Certificate in Advanced English (Grade A)
Cambridge ESOL

Honours & Awards

2017

Associate Fellowship
Higher Education Academy

2016

UCL Arena Associate Fellowship
University College London

2015

AHRC/LAHP Postgraduate Research Studentship
University College London

2012

AHRC Research Preparation Masters Studentship
University College London

Rhiannon Bill Prize for Best Undergraduate Dissertation in Linguistics
Bangor University

Silver Award for Contribution to a Society
Bangor Students' Union

2011

Joanna Deeming Prize for Best Second Year Student in Linguistics
Bangor University

2007

Ehrung für besondere Leistungen: Ausgezeichnetes Abitursergebnis
Angell Akademie Freiburg

Ehrung für besondere Leistungen: Leistung im Fach Datenverarbeitung
Angell Akademie Freiburg

Languages

Fluent
  • English
  • German
  • Alemannic
Basic
  • Welsh
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Catalan

IT Profile

Operating Systems
  • Ubuntu Linux
  • Microsoft Windows
  • FreeBSD
Office
  • LibreOffice/OpenOffice
  • Microsoft Office
  • LyX
  • LaTeX
Experiments
Programming
  • PHP
  • Python
  • VB.net
  • C++
  • XML
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • GTK+
Databases
  • SQLite
  • MySQL
  • Microsoft Access

Memberships

The Philological Society, Member

Linguistics Association of Great Britain, Student member