Research Interests

  • Speech Perception and Production

  • First Language Acquisition

  • Prosody

  • Syntax

Basically, I am interested in the prosody-syntax interface of polar questions in German and English first language acquisition.
My research focuses on how the acquisitional path of polar questions develops in children learning languages that distinguish interrogatives and declaratives by means of intonational and syntactic characteristics.
I use an elicited production/imitation task for production experiments and a picture-pointing version of a forced-choice categorisation task for perception experiments.