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My name is Michelle Spierings. I am a PhD candidate at the Behavioural Biology group of the IBL. My PhD project is focusing on the mechanisms used in the acquisition of language and on language evolution. It is a comparable study with song birds and infants of which I am responsible for the songbird research. Together with two other PhD students from linguistic and computational backgrounds I aim to find, compare and compute grammatical learning capacities in both species