ABOUT ME

I am a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Konstanz. 

Before coming to Konstanz, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences and the Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics Lab at the University of Reading where I worked on a project investigating the acquisition of multiple wh-dependencies in Romanian-English bilingual children.   

I defended my PhD in 2016 at the University of Geneva, Department of Linguistics, under the supervision of Luigi Rizzi and Jacques Moeschler. My thesis focused on first language acquisition and investigated how French and Romanian monolingual children comprehend relative clauses and wh-questions. I used this as a test case to account for the delay observed cross-linguistically in the acquisition of complex syntactic structures.

My research focuses on language development and processing in monolingual and bilingual children and adults. I am particularly interested in how speakers represent and use grammatical knowledge both in their native and non-native language(s) and determine how the languages of a bilingual speaker develop in relation to each other.
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RESEARCH INTERESTS

Language development

Bi/Multilingualism

Heritage Languages

Language processing and production

Memory retrieval during language comprehension

BACKGROUND

09/2021 -  Marie Curie Fellow, Department of Linguistics, University of Konstanz

 

04/2021 -  08/2021 Akademische Mitarbeiterin, Department of Linguistics, University of Konstanz

 

11/2020 - 03/2021 Lehrbeauftragte Romanistische Linguistik, University of Konstanz

 

01/2018 - 10/2020 Postdoctoral researcher, University of Reading

 

02/2016 PhD in linguistics, University of Geneva

09/2013 - 06/2014 Visiting doctoral student, University of Maryland

12/2008 Diplôme d'études approfondies (DEA) in linguistics, University of Geneva

06/2005 MA in linguistics, Babeș-Bolyai University

06/2004 BA in English and French Language and Literature, Babeș-Bolyai University