Welcome to the homepage of Stefano Coretta (IPA: [ˈstefano koˈrɛtta]).

I am a first year PhD student at the University of Manchester. My area of research is linguistics with a particular focus in phonetics and phonology—the study of speech sounds and their relation with human language.

I’m interested in questions like How do we produce the sounds we use in our daily communication?How do these sounds create a system?What are the attested sound systems of the languages of the world, and why are they the way they are? and What can we learn about human cognition from the knowledge of how sound systems work?


  • Ph.D.2016–present

    Ph.D. in Linguistics

    University of Manchester (UK)

  • M.A.2015–2016

    Master of Arts in Phonetics and Phonology

    University of York (UK)

  • M.A.2011–2013

    Reasearch Masters in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics and Linguistics of Modern Languages

    University of Pavia (Italy)

  • B.A.2007– 2011

    Bachelor of Arts in Humanities

    University of Milan (Italy)


  • 2016Nov–Dec

    TA for Forensic Linguistics of English

    University of Manchester (UK)

  • 2014Jul–Oct

    TA for Introduction to Phonology and Morphology

    University of Newcastle (NSW, Australia)

  • 2013Jan–Sep

    TA for Historical Linguistics

    University of Pavia (Italy)