I am a PhD-candidate at the Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication supervised by Paul Boersma and Silke Hamann.
I am originally from Düsseldorf, Germany, where I completed my Bachelors and Masters degree in general linguistics.
My research is about Congenital Amusia, a neuro-developmental perception disorder.
Congenital Amusia is an innate disorder affecting auditory perception. So far most research has investigated its influence on music perception. Only few studies have looked at the influence of congenital amusia on speech perception and even these have only investigated the discrimination of pitch differences. The aim of my PhD-project is a systematic investigation of the phonetic impairments in congenital amusics.
If you think that you are unmusical, I am always looking for participants!
If your native language is Dutch or German and you fulfill one or some of these conditions:
- inability to recognize familiar melodies without lyrics
- inability to recognize out-of-tune singing
- inability to differentiate notes of various pitches/timbres
- inability to reproduce a tone or melody correctly
- inability to discriminate or reproduce rhythmic patterns
Then please send me an e-mail (email@example.com) !
Winter 2009 Tutorial to methods class “Grammatical Methods”
Summer 2010 & 2011 Tutorial to methods class “Phonetics and Phonology”
Winter 2009 & 2010 &
Summer 2010 & 2011 Language Courses “English A2” & ” English B1”
Winter 2010 & 2012 Advanced BA seminar “Phonological Processes”
Winter 2011 Advanced BA seminar “Language, Music and the Brain”
Summer 2012 & 2013 Introductory BA class “Introduction to Phonology”
Winter 2012 Advanced BA seminar “Experimental Phonetics and Phonology”