I am an Assistant Professor working in the Department of Languages, Literature and Communication and the Institute for Language Sciences. 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.
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