Since 2005 I have worked as an assistant professor at the Spanish
Department of Utrecht University, and in
September 2013 I have appointed coordinator of the one-year linguistic MA
program Taal, Mens, Maatschappij.
Until September 2009 I had been
working as a coordinator of LOT (Netherlands Graduate School of
Linguistics) and as a coordinator of the Research Master Linguistics.
Until August 2004 I had been employed
as a postdoc at UiL OTS on the NWO funded project Comparative
Psycholinguistics. Before that I worked as a managing assistant at the
Institute of Foreign Languages (IVT) and UiL OTS,
as a lecturer of Spanish linguistics at the Spanish Department of the University of Amsterdam, and
as a research assistant at UiL OTS.
As a lecturer I teach courses in
linguistics, language acquisition and translation. My main research
interests are (first) language acquisition, multilingualism and (Broca's) aphasia. I am particularly interested in
the development and decay of the syntax-discourse interface (determiners,
pronouns, tense), which I study from a cross-linguistic perspective.
Additionally I am interested in Spanish syntax and language
Between 2009 and 2012 I had been
involved in the Comenius project Transitions and Multilingualism (TRAM). Since September 2013 I have
been working on a project about multilingualism and education.