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Ms I.L. (Imme) Lammertink MSc


  • Faculty of Humanities
    Capaciteitsgroep Taalwetenschap
  • Visiting address
    P.C. Hoofthuis
    Spuistraat 134  Room number: 650
  • Postal address:
    Spuistraat  134
    1012 VB  Amsterdam
  • I.L.Lammertink@uva.nl
    T: 0205253855

Current project

Most children acquire language without explicit instruction to the rules of their language. Procedural learning, the abilitiy to discover these rules without explicit awarness, potential facilitates language learning. Deficiencies in procedural learning have been observed in children with language disorders (dyslexia and specific language impairment (SLI)). In my PhD that I started in September 2015 we specifically address the question whether and how deficiencies in procedural learning are associated with the linguistic problems of children with SLI.

My PhD  is part of the ViDi project Examining the contribution of procedural learning to grammar and literacy in children awarded to dr. Judith Rispens. The next four years I'll be responsible for the data collection and study design for children with SLI. Merel van Witteloostuijn focuses on children with dyslexia and Judith is responsible for data collection with the typically developing children.

Research interest and background

Language Acquisition / Developmental language disorders
Neural mechanisms for speech and language processing
Experimental pragmatics
Embodied language / language in context

Ongoing projects

  • Prosodic and lexicosyntactic cues in turn prediction by children with a cochleair implant
    Collaborators: dr. Titia Benders (Macquarie University Sydney), dr. Marisa Casillas (MPI Nijmegen), Katherine Revius (Macquarie University Sydney), dr. Nan Xu (Macquarie University Sydney), dr. Colleen Holt & Prof. Katherine Demuth (Macquarie University Sydney)
  • Community-augmented Meta-Analysis on the role of sound symbolism in language development and infancy
    Collaborators: dr. Mathilde Fort (University Pompeu Fabra Barcelone), dr. Sho Tsuji and dr. Sharon Peperkam (Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique (ENS, EHESS, CNRS), Département d'Etudes Cognitives, Ecole Normale Supérieure, PSL Research University) and Prof. Paula Fikkert (Radboud University Nijmegen, CLS Nijmegen).  
  • Speech perception in Children with a cleft-palate
    Collaborator: Prof. Paula Fikkert

 

 

 

 

Education

  • MSc Cognitive Neuroscience (Language and Communication)
    2014: Radboud University Nijmegen
  • BA Dutch Linguistics and Culture 
    2012: Radboud University Nijmegen
     

Research

  • Msc Thesis Project 
    Radboud University Nijmegen & Cambridge University (UK)
    Project: Prosodic and lexicosyntactic cues in turn prediction by Dutch and English toddlers
    Supervisors: dr. Marisa Casillas, dr. Titia Benders, dr. Brechtje Post (UK) and Prof. Paula Fikkert

  • BA Thesis Project
    Radboud University Nijmegen
    Project: Sound symbolism in Dutch toddlers and adults
    Supervisors: Prof. Paula Fikkert

  • BA Honours program 
    Project: First Language Acquisition
    Supervisor: Prof. Paula Fikkert

Prizes, Scholarships and grants

  • 2014: Honours Academy beyond the frontiers (MA) grant 
    Radboud University Nijmegen & Cambridge University (UK)
    Research internship at Theoretical and Applied Linguistics Department, Cambridge University (UK). Conducted experiments with adults and toddlers and created of an  ad-hoc child participant database. (Supervision: dr. B. Post).
  • 2014: Paula Menyuk Travel Award
    Boston University Conference on Language Development
  • 2014: CNS Travel fund
    Awarded by Research Masters in Cognitive Neuroscience Committe
  • 2014: Best student Poster Award
    Meeting of the International Association for the Study of Child Language (IASCL).
     

Teaching

  • 2016: Guest lecture on Specific Language Impairment at the Universitaire Pabo van Amsterdam
  • 2015: Course: Education in a nutshell 
    Radboud University Nijmegen
  • 2015: Guest Teacher IMC Weekendschool Nijmegen (Topic: science)
  • 2014/2015: Several guest lectures:
    • ​Experimental methods in language Acquisition
      BA course Radboud University Nijmegen
    • Turn-taking and language development
      MA course linguistics master Radboud University Nijmegen
       

Voluntary and Editorial work

  • 2016 - current: Editor in Chief WAP-bulletin
  • 2012- 2014: Sub editor  Proceedings of the Masters Programme Cognitive Neuroscience
  • 2012: Volunteering Community Project South Africa. By African Impact.

Publications

 

2016

Lammertink, I., Casillas, M., Benders, T., Post, B., & Fikkert, P. (2016). Turn-taking bij jonge kinderen: Zinsbouw, zinsmelodie en turn-taking bij jonge kinderen. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Logopedie 1-2. Februarie 2016.

2015

Lammertink, I., Casillas, M., Benders, T., Post, B., & Fikkert, P. (2015). Dutch and English toddlers' use of linguistic cues in predicting upcoming turn transitions.  Frontiers in Psychology 6:495.  doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00495

Fikkert, P., & Lammertink, I. (2015). Speech perceptioin in children with a cleft-palate. Proceedings of the 40th annual Boston University Conference on Child Language Development. Boston, USA.

Selected peer-reviewed presentations

Talks

2016

Lammertink, I., Boersma, P., Wijnen, F., & Rispens, J. (2016). A meta-analysis on statistical learning in SLI. Paper presented at the European Group on Child Language Disorders (EUCLDUS) workshop. 10-13 May, Budapest (Hongary)

 

2015

Fikkert, P., & Lammertink, I. (upcoming). Speech perception in chidren with a cleft palate.  40th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Boston (USA).

Hilbrink, E., Casillas, M., & Lammertink, I. Do twelve-month-olds discriminate between typical and atypical turn timing?  48th annual meeting of the societas linguistics Europaea. Leiden (NL).

Lammertink, I., Tsjuji, S., & Fikkert, P. Sensitivity to bouba-kiki effect arises late in Dutch toddlers. Society for research in Child Development (SRCD) biennal meeting 2015. Philadelphia (USA).

2014

Lammertink, I., Casillas, M., Benders, T., Post, B., & Fikkert, P. Intonational and lexicosyntactic cues in turn prediction by Dutch and English toddlers.  6th international conference on tone and intonation. Utrecht (NL). 

Poster presentations

2016

Lammertink, I., Fort, M., Peperkamp, S., Fikkert, P., Guevara-Rukoz, A., & Tsuji, S. Symbuki: A meta-analysis of the sound-symbolic bouba-kiki effect in infants and toddlers. The International Congress on Infant studies 2016, May. New Orleans, Louisiana, (USA)

2014

Lammertink, I., Casillas, M., Benders, T., Post, B., & Fikkert, P. Adult-like use of lexicosyntactic and prosodic cues in turn-prediction by toddlers. 39 th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Boston (USA).

Lammertink, I., Casillas, M., Benders, T., Post, B., & Fikkert, P. Adult-like use of lexicosyntactic and prosodic cues in turn-prediction by toddlers. 13th International congress for the study of child language. Amsterdam (NL).

 

 

 

2017

  • Lammertink, I. L., Boersma, P. P. G., Wijnen, F., & Rispens, J. E. (2017). Statistical Learning in Specific Language Impairment: A Meta-Analysis. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 1-13.

2015

  • Lammertink, I., Casillas, M., Benders, T., Post, B., & Fikkert, P. (2015). Dutch and English toddlers' use of linguistic cues in predicting upcoming turn transitions. Frontiers in Physiology, 6, [495]. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00495 

2016

  • Lammertink, I. L., Casillas, M., Benders, T., Post, B., & Fikkert, P. (2016). Turn-taking bij jonge kinderen: Zinsbouw, zinsmelodie en turn-taking bij jonge kinderen. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Logopedie.

2017

  • Spit, S. B., Lammertink, I. L., Rispens, J. E., & van Witteloostuijn, M. T. G. (2017). Procedural memory in the gifted child.
  • Lammertink, I. L., van Witteloostuijn, M. T. G., Boersma, P. P. G., Wijnen, F. N. K., & Rispens, J. E. (2017). Online measure of nonadjacent dependency learning in typically developing children. Poster session presented at Research workshop of the Israeli Science foundation on Procedural and Declarative memory, language aquisition and cognitive processes: developmental trajectories and impairments in monolingual and bilingual children, Israel.

2016

  • van Witteloostuijn, M. T. G., Lammertink, I. L., Davalos, T., Boersma, P. P. G., Wijnen, F., & Rispens, J. E. (2016). The relation between implicit learning and spelling ability in adults: an individual differences approach. Poster session presented at Fifth Implicit Learning Seminar, .
  • Lammertink, I. L., Fort, M., Peperkamp, S., Fikkert, P., Guevara-rukoz, A., & Tsuji, S. (2016). Symbuki: A meta-analysis of the sound symbolic bouba-kiki effect in infants and toddlers. Poster session presented at International congress of Infant Studies, New Orleans, United States.
  • Fikkert, P., & Lammertink, I. L. (2016). Speech perception in children with a cleft-palate.

Talk / presentation

  • Lammertink, Imme (speaker) (19-7-2016): Taalverwerving bij kinderen, Zomerschool Talen en Cultuur, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Others

  • Lammertink, Imme (organiser) & Oomen, M. (organiser) (11-11-2016): Thesis market MA students linguistics (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
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