Natalia Rivera-Vera is a postdoctoral researcher in the project “Getting to the CoRe: a Communicative Receptive approach to language learning and mutual understanding in multilingual academic contexts”. She investigates what processes underlie successful communication in receptive multilingual settings.

Natalia completed her doctoral studies at the University of Amsterdam. In her dissertation, entitled “Word Learning: When Associative Learning Meets Social-Pragmatic Expectations”, Natalia investigated the extent to which adults process and integrate perceptual data and social-pragmatic information in (cross-situational) word learning.