I was appointed Professor of Romance Linguistics at the University of Konstanz in 2014. Since 2015, I have also worked as a Professor II at UiT, The Arctic University of Norway. Togther with Holger Hopp, I am editing the journal Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism. My research areas include child and adult bilingualism and trilingualism as well as bidialectalism, where In am primarily focussing on syntax and phonology. I am also interested in the links between language and policy.
Doctoral Students and Post Doctoral Students
Supervised PhDs students (completed)
Lloyd, Smith-Anika. 2020. Transfer in L3 English: Comparing phonology and lexicon (University of Konstanz).
Valtteri-Suhonen, Lari. 2020. Snakes and Ladders: Developmental Aspects of Lexical-Conceptual Relationships in the Multilingual Mental Lexicon (University of Lund).
Einfeldt, Marieke. 2022. Developing sound systems in trilingual first language acquisition (Standard German, Swiss German and Italian) –The acquisition of consonant inventories, stops and gemination (University of Konstanz).
Pereira-Soares, Sergio Miguel. 2022. Examining Effects of Early (Heritage) Bilingualism for Later Multilingual Acquisition and Neurocognition (University of Konstanz).
Redolfi, Michela. 2022. How children acquire adjectives: Evidence from three eye-tracking studies on Italian (University of Konstanz / Università di Verona).