Curriculum Vitae

Professional appointments

2007-now Full professor first language acquisition and phonology
2002-2007 Senior researcher at the Radboud University Nijmegen. VIMP Project: ' Changing Lexical Representations in the Mental Lexicon '. (Dutch Science Foundation). Appointed at the associate professor level.
1999-02 KNAW (Royal Dutch Academy of Science) fellowship at the University of Nijmegen. Project: The Development of prosodic systems in West Germanic: Learnability and change
1997-99 Research fellow at the University of Konstanz, SFB-project 471  (Sonderforschungsbereich): 'Variation und Entwicklung im Lexicon'
1994-96 Research fellow at the University of Konstanz DFG-project (German Science Foundation): 'Phonological representations of lexical forms'
1989-93 OIO (researcher in training), at Leiden University/NWO (Dutch Science Foundation), Stichting Taalwetenschap (Foundation for Linguistic Research), Project: 'Acquisition of phonology'

As visiting scholar

2006 Visiting scholar University of São Paulo , (USP), Brasil. May 2006
2005 Visiting scholar at MIT for the purpose of teaching at the 2005 Linguistic Institute, Boston, USA, July-August 2005
2005 Visiting researcher at CASTL , Research center of Excellence on Generative Grammar, Tromsø, Norway, April-June 2005.
2004 Guest Professor at the Center for Multilingualism , Hamburg. July 2004.
2000 Visiting scholar at the Department of Linguistics, Lisbon, Portugal for the purposes of teaching a two-week intensive course on acquisition of phonology. February 2000.
2000 Visiting scholar at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. Teaching course 'Cross-linguistic phonological acquisition'. Intensive course with M.J. Freitas (Universidade de Lisboa). October 2000.
1998-99 Visiting scholar in Vienna, Austria. Lehrauftrag 'The psycholinguistics of prosody'


1994 Ph.D. Cum Laude , Leiden University
Dissertation title: 'On the acquisition of prosodic structure'
1989 MA Cum Laude , University of Groningen
Major subject: Dutch linguistics
Minor subjects: General linguistics, Applied linguistics

Other activities

2006-now Lid van de redactieraad voor de vakpagina Taalwetenschappen
in kennislink.
2000-2006 Member of board of AVT (Linguistic Association in the Netherlands)
2002-now Board member of CASTL (Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics). A Norwegian Center of Excellence.
2000-now Member of Associação Internacional de Linguística do Português
2004-now Member of the Scientific board of the 'Taalstudio '
2000-now Member of editorial board of The Linguistic Review
2002-now Member of editorial board of Journal of Portuguese Linguistics
2004-now Member of editorial board of Language Acquisition

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