I am the PI on the Vidi-project supported by NWO: Ignoring the merry in marry: The effect of individual differences in attention and proficiency on non-native spoken-word recognition in noise. The project started on February 1st, 2013, and will run for 5 years.
The project systematically investigates the effect of noise on non-native spoken-word recognition using a range of tasks tapping into different processes underlying spoken-word recognition, more specifically the word selection process and the multiple activation and competition process, and the effect of individual differences in attention and proficiency on non-native spoken-word recognition in noise. The impact of non-native listening in noise on the employment of processing resources is investigated through a combination of behavioural experiments and computational modelling.
This project aims to develop a new theory of spoken-word recognition that accounts for individual differences in non-native spoken-word recognition in noise and the interaction between language processing and cognition (i.e., attention, proficiency), a link generally acknowledged but rarely implemented in spoken-word recognition theories.
My colleagues on the project:
- Polina Drozdova (PhD student)
- Florian Hintz (post-doc)
- Tijn Schmitz (student assistant)
- Elea Kolkman (student assistant)
- Margot Mangnus (student assistant)
- Marloes Graauwmans (student assistant)
- Juul Coumans (PhD student, September 2013 – February 2015)
- Stephen Bodnar (scientific programmer/post-doctoral researcher, October – December 2014): now at McGill University, Montreal, Canada
- Esther Kroese (student assistant, March-November 2014): now at Educatie Werkt! at TopTaal, the Netherlands
- Vincent Hoofs (student assistant, May-August 2015)