Lecturer in Linguistics
MA Theoretical Linguistics, Temple University
PhD Applied Linguistics, Boston University
Areas of Research/Interest:
The interaction of syntactic and discourse-pragmatic effects in first language acquisition; the integration of competence-based and discourse-pragmatic-based linguistic theories; Celtic languages, especially Irish Gaelic; minority language revitalization and maintenance.
- Hughes, M. & Allen, S. (under review). “Competing constraints in the acquisition of referential choice: A comparison of grammatical and discourse-pragmatic accounts.” Oxford University Press Special Volume on Competing Motivations.
- Hughes, M. & Allen, S. (under revision). “The effect of discourse-pragmatic features on subject omission in child English.” Special Issue of the Journal of Pragmatics.
- Allen, S., Skarabela, B., & Hughes, M. (2008). “Using corpora to examine discourse effects in syntax.” In Corpora in Language Acquisition Research: History, methods, perspectives. H. Behrens (ed), Amsterdam: Benjamins.
- Hughes, M. (2010). An Analysis of Discourse-Pragmatic and Grammatical Constraints on the Acquisition and Development of Referential Choice in Child English. Doctoral Dissertation, Boston University.
- Hughes, M. & Allen, S. (2006). “A discourse-pragmatic analysis of subject omission in child English.” Proceedings of the 30th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD), Vol. 1, 2006. D. Bamman, T. Magnitskaia, and C. Zaller (ed), pp. 293-304. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.
- Hughes, M. (2005). “First language acquisition in Modern Irish.” Manuscript, Boston University