My main area of expertise is psycholinguistics, more specifically children’s acquisition and processing of semantic and pragmatic aspects of language (e.g. figurative language, deixis, speech reports). In my research, I use different kinds of methods such as eye-tracking, behavioral tasks, and questionnaires.
I am currently project manager of the project "Better attention, better communication? How ADHD and multilingualism influence children’s pragmatic development", funded by The Research Council of Norway. The goal of the project is to investigate the role of visual and executive attention in the pragmatic development of monolingual and multilingual children with and without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
I am dividing my time between psycholinguistic research and managing MultiLing’s Socio-Cognitive Laboratory. I have a PhD from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, and a MA in German Language & Literature, and Philosophy from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Before joining MultiLing, I worked as postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Oslo in the project "Acquiring Figurative Meanings".