I am an Assistant Professor of English Linguistics, affiliated to the Utrecht institute of Linguistics – OTS at Utrecht University. Prior to this appointment, I held postdoctoral positions at the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT and at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders at Macquarie University, Sydney. My research is in language acquisition and language processing primarily. How are the computations we hypothesize reflected in processing and how can we best measure these reflexes? At the same time I am interested in the question how these computations develop in the language-acquiring child. I use both on-line (mainly eye-tracking) and off-line experimental methods to explore these questions. My dissertation (April 2013, Utrecht University Linguistics) investigates processing of unaccusative vs. unergative verbs in adults and young children as well as the semantics, processing and acquisition of (evidential) raising constructions. For more information about my research and research papers, you may click on the Research button.