Congrats to my PhD student Francie Manhardt for submitting her thesis “A tale of two modalities: How modality shapes language production and visual attention” to the reading committee! Beautiful work!
Have been invited by New Scientist to comment on a cool research finding by Martijn Wieling’s lab about how alcohol could affect the quality of speaking https://www.newscientist.nl/nieuws/biertje-op-schakel-over-naar-een-tweede-taal/
Proud supervisor moment! Francie Manhardt got her first PhD paper published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Language, Memory, and Cognition. This paper is a collaboration with Asli Ozyurek, Beyza Sumer, Kimberley Mulder and Dilay Karadoller. We show that iconicity in spatial language guides signers’ visual attention differently than that of speakers during message preparation, see this link https://doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000843
Thrilled to share the news that my MA student Niklas Frechen has won the Anéla/VIOT thesis award 2019 with his work entitled “Wait, Did I Do That? The Foreign Language Effect and Moral Compensatory Mechanisms in Highly Proficient Late Bilinguals.
For the jury report, see: https://youtu.be/7J9lLiphjms & anela.nl/en/prijzen/the
Got accepted at the International Symposium on Bilingual and L2 Processing in Adults and Children to present my work on the (auditory) Foreign-Language effect on moral decision making. Looking forward to this event! See https://www.isbpac.org/ for more information
Thrilled that my new article entitled “The Interplay between Emotion and Modality in the Foreign-Language Effect on Moral Decision Making” got accepted for publication in Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. Now waiting for the pre-print!
Together with colleagues and students, I organized the conference Neerlandistiek in het Nieuws. We had a beautiful day with interesting lectures and inspiring workshops. Tom Lanoye was our final speaker who talked about Shakespeare.
It was such a pleasure to discuss my question with dr. Ferdy Hubers today during his defence. His thesis is entitled “Two of a kind: Idiomatic expressions in native speakers and second language learners”. He took a multidisciplinary approach to investigate knowledge, representation, learning and processing of idioms.
My students Hanne van Uden, Lieke Hendriks and Veerle Wilms and I presented an interactive demo of a scientific experiment at Kletskoppenfestival in the library in The Hague. Around 100 children between the ages of 3 and 12 years participated and learnt about how they could ignore music in the background. See also this link for a nice report of the day at Nemo Kennislink.