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Published Nov. 11, 2022 1:08 PM

Titia Benders is Assistant Professor in Linguistics (with a focus on phonetics) at the University of Amsterdam. She completed a PhD at this same University, held a post-doctoral position at Radboud University Nijmegen, lectured in Psychology at Newcastle University (Australia), and spent 7 years as (Senior) Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University (Australia), where she was deputy-director of the Child Language Lab.

Benders investigates developing phonological representations at the interface between perception, production, and input. Her main interest is the acquisition of segmental and prosodic representations by by children between 6 months and 6 years of age, who acquire one or more languages, without or with hearing loss or developmental language disorder. A second line of research concerns the linguistic and emotional properties of infant-directed speech by parents (i.e., both mothers and fathers). Benders' research routinely includes techniques from phonetics, developmental psychology, and recent statistical insights.