post da silveira 100x120Amanda Post da Silveira

I was a PhD candidate in LUCL and in LIBC and my project was funded by the Monesia-Erasmus Mundus program. My research interest is investigating second language acquisition of prosody of languages with so called lexical stress. My hypothesis is that stochastic information from the input as well as degrees of similarity between L1 and L2 lexicons play a role in L2 word stress acquisition. In order to test this hypothesis, I performed behavioral and phonetics experiments and linguistic data mining. I was supervised by Prof. Dr. Vincent van Heuven, Prof. Dr. Niels Schiller, Dr. Johanneke Caspers and Dr. Claartje Levelt.

Project: Second language acquisition of prosody