School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Staff Profile

Natalia Pavlovskaya

Teaching Assistant


I obtained an MA with distinction in Linguistics in 2013 from Newcastle University. I am about to complete my PhD in Linguistics at Newcastle University. 

The focus of my research is in how second language learners begin to segment an unfamiliar natural language after first exposure and not under the influence of instruction in the language.  



I am teaching seminars in the following modules: 

SEL1028  Introduction to the Structure of Language 2: Morphology and Meaning

SEL1032  Language Variation and Change: Dealing with Data

SEL2086  Introduction to Child and Adult Language Acquisition


  • Pavlovskaya N. Segmentation of Russian as a foreign language after first exposure with it. 2018. In Preparation.
  • Pavlovskaya N, Jarad S, Leung AH-C, Young-Scholten M. What do adult learners know about phonology after minimal exposure?. In: 46th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics. 2013, Edinburgh, UK.