I am currently a Teaching Fellow at the Department of English Language and Literature at UCL.


  • Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow at Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics at the University of Nottingham, working on the pragmatics of Business English emails
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Educational Testing Service (Princeton, New Jersey), working on automated identification of speech acts in emails, and on automated scoring of open score content test answers
  • DPhil (PhD) in Computational Linguistics at Oxford University (Department of Computer Science), working on automatic error detection in non-native English writing, using models which can predict what preposition or determiner is most likely to occur in a given context
  • MPhil in Linguistics (Computational Linguistics, Semantics, Theory of Translation), and BA in English literature,Oxford University

  • full CV [pdf]

    Contact details:

    Department of English
    University College London
    Gower Street
    London, WC1E 6BT

    Email: r.defelice - ucl dot ac dot uk

    last updated June 2013