Research

Recent projects include:

Lexical Access: Morphologically complex words in Dutch (with David Embick)
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. Follow-up studies are being ran that investigate presupposition projection from the scope of quantifiers.

Derivational Affixes in Dutch (with Jan Don and Paula Fenger)
We propose, on the basis of Dutch derivational affixes, that there are two types of derivational affixes: some that are roots, and others that are categorial heads. This way, we account for the fact that some affixes (those that are roots) show ‘flexible’ categorial behavior, are subject to ‘lexical’ phonological rules, and may trigger idiosyncratic meanings– while other affixes (the categorial heads) do not.

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.