Ph.D. Students

Yesi Cheng (y.cheng2@pgr.reading.ac.uk)

Yesi Cheng is a Ph.D. student at the University of Reading (UK), supervised by Ian Cunnings and Jason Rothman. His dissertation examines the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying language processing in different populations using eye-tracking and Electroencephalography (EEG).

 


Grazia Di Pisa (grazia.di-pisa@uni-konstanz.de)

Grazia Di Pisa holds a Marie Skłodowska-Curie ESR Fellowship via the MultiMind Project, supervised by Theo Marinis and Jason Rothman. Her dissertation examines how adult Italian heritage speakers process grammatical gender agreement using offline (behavioral) and online (EEG) methods to examine the neural and linguistic underpinnings behind individual differences in the heritage speaker population.

 


Isabel Nadine Jensen (isabel.n.jensen@uit.no)
(Google Scholar)

Isabel Nadine Jensen is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Language and Culture at UiT, supervised by Marit Westergaard. Her dissertation aims to understand how previously acquired languages affect the acquisition of new linguistic representations. In particular, she uses a  miniature artificial language (MAL) paradigm to investigate how Norwegian-English bilinguals’ morpho-syntactic structures affect the acquisition of the MAL at first exposure.

Adel Chaouch Orozco (a.chaouchorozco@pgr.reading.ac.uk)
(Google Scholar)

Adel Chaouch Orozco is a Ph.D. student at the University of Reading (UK), supervised by Jason Rothman, Ian Cunnings and Ludovica Serratrice. His dissertation examines the multilingual lexicon, in particular, the degree of overlap between words from different languages at different levels of representation (i.e., orthographic, phonological, semantic, and syntactic) interact in a multilinked, non-selective lexicon. 


Sergio Miguel Pereira Soares (sergio-miguel.pereira-soares@uni-konstanz.de)
(Google Scholar)

Sergio Soares holds a Marie Skłodowska-Curie ESR Fellowship via the MultiMind Project, supervised by Tanja Kupisch and Jason Rothman.  His dissertation examines how Italian heritage speakers living in Germany acquire a third language (or more) by looking at behavioral and brain (EEG/frequency) effects.

 

MASTERS STUDENTS

Mahdis Jafari (mja112@post.uit.no)

Mahdis Jafari is doing her Master’s in English acquisition and Multilingualism at UiT. She is currently working on her Master’s project that examines “Agreement attraction processing in Norwegian speakers of English” using EEG. Mahdis also has a Master’s degree in psychology.

 

 

Zeynep Sancak Sert (zeynep.s.sert@uit.no)

Zeynep Sancak Sert is a research assistant at AcqVA Aurora Research Center. She is an MA student in English Acquisition and Multilingualism at the department of language and culture at UiT, supervised by Fatih Bayram and Vincent DeLuca. Her research aims to understand processing of English as an L2 by Norwegian speakers, using EEG.

 

 

Research assistants 

 

Gaute Berglund (gbe046@post.uit.no)

Gaute Berglund is an undergraduate student at UiT and is currently on his final year of the English bachelor programme. He is interested in psycholinguistics and second language acquisition. 

 

 

 

Anders Gabrielsen (aga065@post.uit.no)

Anders Gabrielsen is an undergraduate student at UiT and is currently on the third year of a bachelor of English. He is interested in psycholinguistics in general and plans to do a masters in English Acquistion and Bilingualism.

 

 

Philipp Waagen (pwa006@post.uit.no)

Philipp Waagen is an undergraduate at UiT who is on his last year in the English bachelor programme. Within the field of linguistics, he is particularly interested in the field of psycholinguistics.