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I am an Assistant Professor working in the Department of Languages, Literature and Communication and the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS. My research focuses on computational models of language acquisition. In particular, I investigate how infants learn the sound categories (consonants and vowels) and sound combinations (phonotactics) of their native language. I use a multifaceted approach which involves analyses of speech addressed to infants, computer simulations of language learning mechanisms, and psycholinguistic experiments with human language learners.

For more information please visit www.fransadriaans.nl

 

Involved in the following study programme(s)
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Please visit www.fransadriaans.nl for publications and additional resources.

 

Recent publications:

Kastner, I., & Adriaans, F. (2017) Linguistic constraints on statistical word segmentation: the role of consonants in Arabic and English. Cognitive Science. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cogs.12521

Adriaans, F., & Swingley, D. (2017). Prosodic exaggeration within infant-directed speech: Consequences for vowel learnability. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141 (5), 3070-3078. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4982246

Adriaans, F., & Kager, R. (2017). Learning novel phonotactics from exposure to continuous speech. Laboratory Phonology: Journal of the Association for Laboratory Phonology, 8(1): 12, 1-14. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/labphon.20

Whang, J., & Adriaans, F. (2017). Phonotactics and alternations in the acquisition of Japanese high vowel reduction. In M. LaMendola & J. Scott (Ed.), 730-743. Proceedings of the 41st annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 730-743). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. http://www.lingref.com/bucld/41/BUCLD41-59.pdf

 

All publications
  2016 - Lectures
F.W. Adriaans (02.05.2016) Learning vowel categories from infant-directed speech
F.W. Adriaans (21.04.2016) Phonological biases and learning effects in artificial language learning
  2016 - Membership of peer review panel or committee
F.W. Adriaans (17.08.2016) Co-chair (co-promotor) of PhD defense (James Whang)
F.W. Adriaans (31.08.2016) Committee member of PhD defense (Daniel Szeredi)
  2016 - Poster
Whang, James & Adriaans, F.W. (05.11.2016). Phonotactics and alternations in the acquisition of Japanese high vowel reduction.
Whang, James & Adriaans, F.W. (14.10.2016). The role of phonotactics and alternations in the acquisition of Japanese high vowel reduction.
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Currently dr. Frans Adriaans teaches the following course(s):
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