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

Employment

2022-

Research Officer in Linguistics
Bangor University

2020-

Lecturer (Teaching) in Phonetics and Phonology
University College London

2019-2020

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Phonetics and Phonology
University College London

2015-2019

Teaching Assistant
University College London

Education

2012-2019

PhD Linguistics
University College London
Principal supervisor: John Harris
Subsidary supervisor: Andrew Nevins
Thesis: Welsh Mutation and Strict Modularity

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

For a comprehensive list of my publications please see the Publications page.

Presentations

For a (nearly) comprehensive list of my presentations please see the Publications page.

Teaching

Lecturer

Introduction to Phonology, BA, University College London, 2019, 2020

Intermediate Phonology, BA/MA, University College London, 2021

Advanced Phonological Theory A, BA/MA, University College London, 2019

Advanced Phonological Theory B, BA/MA, University College London, 2019, 2020

Introduction to Phonetics, BA, University College London, 2019

Phonetics and Phonology I, MA, University College London, 2019

Phonetics and Phonology II, MA, University College London, 2019, 2020

Introduction to Language, BSc, University College London, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021

Foundations of Linguistics, MA, 2021

Supervision

James Zhenhao Zheng, MPhil, Laryngeal contrast in two varieties of Wu, University College London, in progress.

Patrik Stainbrook, BA (Hons), Localised language attitudes and internationalised language choice in a Zurich school, University College London, in progress.

Nuo Lei, MA, Tone-tune misalignment: a factor generating mondegreens in Mandarin pop songs, University College London, 2021.

Hanc─▒ Turan, MA, Search-and-copy v. licensing: two approaches to vowel harmony, University College London, 2021.

James Cottam, MA, Initial Consonant Mutation as a Phonological Process: Bridging the Gap between Floating Features and Historical Linguistics, University College London, 2020.

James Zhenhao Zheng, MA, The Structure of Zhoushan Wu: Syllable and Tonal Representations in Government Phonology 2.0, University College London, 2020.

Caitlin Jones, BA (Hons), 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

2020

Fellowship
Higher Education Academy

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
  • R
  • XML
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • GTK+
Databases
  • SQLite
  • MySQL
  • Microsoft Access

Memberships

The Philological Society, Member

Linguistics Association of Great Britain, Member