development of phonological Representations
Granted by the Dutch Science Foundation to Paula Fikkert & René Kager (2001-2005).
This programme investigates the acquisition of phonological representations in the lexicon and the role of these representations in perception and production. It aims at tracking the development of the phonology of voicing (including its morphological alternations) in Dutch children from infancy until the age of 5 years, on the basis of perception and production experiments, the infant's input, and child language corpora.
Researchers on the project are:
After a postdoc at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) in the lab of Janet Werker, she started working as an assistant professor at the University of Ottowa (Canada).
Project: Early acquisition of phonotactics (2001-2004)
Suzanne defended her PhD thesis "building a phonological lexicon" in March 2007 (Complete electronic publication (pdf))
Suzanne currently is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at the University of Texas at Austin, where she works with Dr. Barbara Davis.
On August 27, 2007, Annemarie Kerkhoff has defended her PhD thesis 'Acquisition of Morpho-Phonology: the Dutch voicing alternation'
She currently is a postdoc in the project: " Category formation in phonology and grammar: Distributional learning in children with and without a developmental language delay" at Utrecht University.
Project: The phonology-morphology interface (2001-2005)
The research group consist of:
Most of the experiments of this research project are carried out in the Baby Research Center , which is established with the Spinoza-price awarded to Anne Cutler
For the complete project proposal click here
Publications from the project
Feest, S.V.H. van der (2007). Building a phonological lexicon. Doctoral Dissertation, Radboud University of Nijmegen. (click here)
Kerkhoff, A (2007). The phonology-morphology interface: acquisition of alternations. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Utrecht.
Zamuner, Tania S., Annemarie Kerkhoff, Paula Fikkert (2011). Phonotactics and morpho-phonology in early child language: Evidence from Dutch. Applied Psycholinguistics
Kager, R., Feest, S. van der, Fikkert, P., Kerkhoff, A., & Zamuner, T. S. (2007). Representations of [voice]: Evidence from acquisition. In J. van de Weijer & E.J. van der Torre (Eds.), Voicing in Dutch.
Feest, S.V.H. van der and P. Fikkert (under review) Phonological features in early lexical representations: Evidence from perception and production.