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My research investigates the development of category learning in infants, and the role language plays in this context. In particular, I am interested in the interaction between word learning and learning about visual referents.
My work combine infant experiments (eye tracking) and computational modelling (e.g. self-organising maps) in order to investigate this question.
I am also a visiting researcher at the Language & Brain Lab, University of Oxford, where I am involved in research looking at morphophonological phenomena in Swedish and Bengali.
As part of the BlikSSt project I collaborate with Gilbert Ambrazaitis (Linnaeus University Växjö, Sweden), Anna Sara H. Romøren (OsloMet, Norway), and Susan Sayehli (University of Stockholm, Sweden) to examine the development of focus prosody in Swedish preschoolers.
Further research projects investigate 2nd language learning and phonological processing / development.
Dr. Nadja Althaus joined the School of Psychology at UEA in 2016.
She obtained a Masters Degree in Linguistics, Computer Science and Psychology at the University of Tübingen, Germany, and a PhD in Psychology at the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, UK.
She took up a lectureship at UEA after postdoctoral work at the University of Oxford, where she held the Winkler Career Development Fellowship at St Hugh's College, and was affiliated with the Department of Experimental Psychology and the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics, University of Oxford.
Doctor of Philosophy, Birkbeck University of London
1 Oct 2006 → 30 Sep 2009
Award Date: 30 Jun 2010
Master of Arts, University of Tübingen
1 Oct 2000 → 30 Sep 2006
Award Date: 30 Sep 2006
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1/11/17 → 1/11/21
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Attention to the source domain of conventional metaphorical expressions: Evidence from an eye tracking studyWerkmann Horvat, A., Bolognesi, M. & Althaus, N., Oct 2023, In: Journal of Pragmatics. 215, p. 131-144 14 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)2 Downloads (Pure)
Sučević, J., Althaus, N. & Plunkett, K., 1 May 2022, In: Infancy. 27, 3, p. 533-554 22 p.
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Distinct orthography boosts morphophonological discrimination: Vowel raising in Bengali verb inflectionsAlthaus, N., Kotzor, S., Schuster, S. & Lahiri, A., May 2022, In: Cognition. 222, 104963.
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Features of low functional load in mono- and bilinguals' lexical access: evidence from Swedish tonal accentAlthaus, N., Wetterlin, A. & Lahiri, A., 25 Jun 2021, In: Phonetica. 78, 3, p. 175-199 25 p.
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Sucevic, J., Althaus, N. & Plunkett, K., 1 May 2021, In: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 205, 30 p., 105062.
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