Hi, I’m Itamar Shatz, and I’m currently a PhD candidate at Cambridge University, where I study native-language influence during second-language development.

My research is focused on how the typological relationship between people’s native language and their second language affects lexical development in the second language, a topic which I examine through large-scale learner corpora.


My overall research interests include:

– Native and second language acquisition.
– Second language pedagogy, with a focus on TESOL.
– Optimization of teaching and learning techniques.

I primarily use language corpora in my research (e.g. CHILDES and the EFCAMDAT), though in the past I have also conducted some experimental and theoretical work.


If you want more information:

– For my list of publications, go here.
– For a way to contact me, go here.