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Categorisation in infancy

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Key Research Interests

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.


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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.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Birkbeck University of London

1 Oct 200630 Sep 2009

Award Date: 30 Jun 2010

Master of Arts, University of Tübingen

1 Oct 200030 Sep 2006

Award Date: 30 Sep 2006

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