I direct the Heritage Language 2 Consortium and the Camões Institute Chair for Multilingualism and Diversity at Lancaster.

I am Co-Director of the NOVA Lancaster Partnership, Advisory Board Member of Native Scientist. I served as Director of Internationalization at Lancaster’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences from 2018 to 2023 and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of PARSUK from 2019 to 2023.

Below is a list of conferences, symposia and summer schools that I enjoyed organizing with friends and colleagues:

  1. New methods and data in second language learning research. Two-day symposium that brings together leading researchers in corpus linguistics, psycholinguistics and second language research, co-organized with Tony McEnery. This event is funded by a UK-Japan SSH Connection grant. Lancaster, July 19-20, 2019.
  2. LEAD Summer School in Second Language Acquisition, co-organized with Detmar Meurers, Simon Ruiz and Katharina Wendebourg, July 23-27, 2018, Tuebingen University. Eighty participants from 34 institutions of 12 different countries. Twitter hashtag: #TuebingenSLA
  3. Luso2018, co-organized with Céu Mateus, Elizabete Carmo-Silva, Joana Zózimo, Ricardo Zózimo and the PARSUK Executive Commitee. Luso is the annual meeting of PARSUK (Association of Portuguese scientists based in the UK). Invited speakers included the Portuguese Minister of Education, Tiago Brandão Rodrigues. Please click here to read the press release and summary on the Lancaster University website. You can find an article on the event on the Observador website. Twitter hashtag: #Luso2018
  4. Native Explorers, co-organized with Joana Moscoso. Outreach event to promote science and multilingualism, Lancaster, May 12, 2018. Please click here to read the press release on the Lancaster University website. To read coverage by Diário de Notícias, please click here. Twitter hashtag: #NativeExplorers
  5. Outreach without Borders. Symposium on science engagement and outreach, Lancaster, May 11, 2018.
  6. Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing (AMLaP 2017), co-organized with Padraic Monaghan and Francesca Citron, September 5-9, 2017.
  7. Futuro português: O futuro da língua portuguesa no Reino Unido. Symposium on the future of the Portuguese language, Lancaster University, April 8, 2017. Invited speakers include Portuguese Secretary of State for Education, João Costa. Please click here to access the Lancaster University press release. To see event coverage on RTP (Portugal’s national television channel), please click here.
  8. First Lancaster-Ghent Symposium: Discourse and Media. Symposium at Lancaster University, the first event of the three-year research initiative between Lancaster and Ghent Linguistics, March 23, 2017.
  9. Aligning implicit learning and statistical learning: Two approaches, one phenomenon. Symposium at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 38), co-organized with Padraic Monaghan, August 11, 2016, Philadelphia, PA.
  10. Fifth Implicit Learning Seminar. International conference at Lancaster University, June 23-25, 2016, co-organized with Padraic Monaghan, Kirsty Dunn, Rebecca Frost. 178 presenters, representing 72 universities from 19 countries. Twitter hashtag: #ILSLU
  11. Connecting data and theory: Corpora and second language acquisition. Symposium, Lancaster University, July 19, 2015.
  12. New directions in implicit and explicit learning research. Two-day symposium at Lancaster University, June 10-11, 2015.
  13. Implicit learning out of the lab: Language and music. Symposium at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 35), co-organized with Martin Rohrmeier, August 3, 2013.
  14. Summer School in Cognitive Linguistics, Bangor University, July 21-26, 2013. Over 150 participants from 15 countries, 25 invited faculty members, five keynote speakers.
  15. Summer School in Bilingualism, Bangor University, July 16-27, 2012. Over 80 participants from 10 countries, 20 invited faculty members, four keynote speakers.
  16. Music cognition: Learning and processing. Symposium at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 31), co-organized with Martin Rohrmeier, July 30, 2009.
  17. Statistical learning and language acquisition. Symposium at the Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT), co-organized with John N. Williams, March 14, 2009.
  18. Language and music as cognitive systems. International conference, University of Cambridge, co-organized with Martin Rohrmeier, Ian Cross, and John Hawkins, May 11-13, 2007.