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Ms M.J.I. (Mirjam) de Jonge MSc

Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Taalwetenschap
Photographer: Eduard Lampe

Visiting address
  • Spuistraat 134
Postal address
  • Spuistraat 134
    1012 VB Amsterdam
  • Profile

    Research Interests

    Phonetics, phonology and the phonetics-phonology interface
    Speech perception and production
    Speech and language acquisition
    Neural mechanisms for speech and language processing


    I am a PhD Candidate at the Amsterdam Centre for Language and Communication supervised by Paul Boersma. I am working on the project 'Primitives of Phonological Representations' which is funded by a 'PhD in the Humanities' grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The project aims to combine insights from phonological theory and experimental phonetics and neuroscience to unravel the basic units of phonological representations.

    Paul Boersma

    NWO project description


    In 2010, I received my BA in Linguistics from Leiden University. I received my MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience from the Radboud University Nijmegen in 2012. Research projects that I was involved in as a student include:

    • Speech and language development in children with cleft lip and/or palate
    with Lisa Cheng and Claartje Levelt
    • A psycholinguistic model for phonological development
    with Claartje Levelt
    • Categorisation of assimilated nasals in context
    with Pienie Zwitserlood and Heidrun Bien
    • Phonological precursors to literacy
    with James McQueen and Merel van Goch
    • Context-dependent perception of the /ʃ/-/s/ contrast
    with Paul Iverson, Anita Wagner and James McQueen
  • Curriculum Vitae


    • MSc Cognitive Neuroscience (cum laude)
    2012, Radboud University Nijmegen
    • BA Linguistics (cum laude)
    2010, Leiden University
    • VWO
    2006, Gymnasium Felisenum, Velsen-Zuid


    • MSc thesis project
    2011-2012, University College London
    Project: Context-dependent perception of the /ʃ/-/s/ contrast
    Supervisors: dr. Paul Iverson, dr. Anita Wagner, prof. dr. James McQueen
    • KNAW Akademie Assistant
    2011, Radboud University Nijmegen
    Project: Phonological precursors to literacy
    Supervisors: prof. dr. James McQueen, Merel van Goch MSc
    Position funded by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
    • Research trainee
    2010, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
    Project: Categorisation of assimilated nasals in context
    Supervisors: prof. dr. Pienie Zwitserlood, dr. Heidrun Bien
    • Research assistant of dr. Clara Levelt
    2009, Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition
    Project: A psycholinguistic model for phonological development
    • Research assistant of prof. dr. Lisa Cheng
    2007-2008, Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition
    Project: Speech and language development in children with cleft lip and/or palate


    • Taal- en spraakontwikkeling

    2013, BA course, University of Amsterdam

    with Akke de Blauw and Iris Duinmeijer

    • Fonetiek

    2012, BA course, University of Amsterdam

    with Paul Boersma

    • Language Acquisition

    2012, MA course, University of Amsterdam

    with Jan de Jong

    • Logic (for linguists)

    2009, BA course, Leiden University

    with Maria van der Schaar

    Grants and Scholarships

    • NWO 'PhD in the humanities' grant
    Salary, bench fee and experimental expenses to complete a 4-year PhD at the University of Amsterdam
    • Huygens Scholarship
    Tuition and maintenance stipend for 1 year of study at University College London
    • CNS Travel Fund
    Registration fee for IMPRS Summer School in London
    • Erasmus Scholarship
    Maintenance stipend for 5 months of study at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
  • Publications
  • Teaching

    2012 - 2013

    I am teaching (part of) the following courses:

    • Language Acquisition (MA, 6 ECTS)

    with Jan de Jong

    Development of speech perception, development of speech production, phonological development, methods in acquisition research.

    • Fonetiek (BA, 12 ECTS)

    with Paul Boersma

    Tone and intonation, acoustics of vowels and consonants, articulatory phonetics, audition and speech perception, introduction to phonetic transcription.

    • Taal- en spraakontwikkeling (BA, 6 ECTS)

    with Akke de Blauw and Iris Duinmeijer

    Development of speech perception and production, phonological development.

    Consultation hours for students are Wednesday 13:30 - 15:00 .

  • Publications


    • de Jonge, M. J. I. (2017). Spectrogram reading as a tool to teach acoustic phonetics. In PTLC2017: Proceedings of the Phonetics Teaching and Learning Conference, London, 9-11 August 2017 (pp. 63-66). London: UCL. [details]


    • de Jonge, M. J. I., & Boersma, P. (2015). French high-mid vowels are underspecified for height. In Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences Glasgow: The University of Glasgow. [details]


    • van Heuven, V. J. J. P., & de Jonge, M. J. I. (2011). Spectral and temporal reduction as stress cues in Dutch. Phonetica, 68, 120-132.

    Talk / presentation

    • de Jonge, M. (invited speaker) & Boersma, P. P. G. (invited speaker) (20-5-2016). Asymmetries in the perception of French vowels, Germanic vowels and perceptual asymmetries, Nijmegen, Netherlands.
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