Research

 

Recent projects include:

Lexical Access: Complex Verbs in Dutch (with David Embick and Jan Don)
In a series of overt priming experiments with continuous lexical decision in Dutch, we aim to investigate how morphologically complex words are stored and accessed, and what role semantic transparency plays in the lexical representation of morphologically complex verbs.

Resolution of Quantifier Scope (with Florian Schwarz)
This project aims to experimentally investigate what factors contribute to the resolution of ambiguous quantifier scope in doubly quantified ditransitive sentences. We are currently extending this to investigate presupposition projection from the scope of quantifiers.

Grammar & Pragmatics in Children with ASD and with SLI (with Jeannette Schaeffer)
For my MA thesis I looked at grammatical (the mass-count distinction) and pragmatic (article choice) performance in Dutch children with ASD and with SLI. Our results show that both groups overgenerate the indefinite article, while they show distinct profiles for mass-count and additional Working Memory tests.