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E. (Elise) van Wonderen

Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Nederlandse Taalkunde

Visiting address
  • Spuistraat 134
  • Room number: 4.39
Postal address
  • Postbus 1637
    1000 BP Amsterdam
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  • Profile

    Research interests

    I am interested in multilingual language acquisition as well as psycholinguistics more generally. In addition, I am enthusiastic about methodological and statistical developments such as testing informative hypotheses and research synthesis.

    Current projects

    I am currently conducting my PhD research within the MultiCUE project. My PhD research focuses on the pragmatic abilities of multilingual children, and specifically on their attention to non-verbal cues during communication, such as a speaker's eye gaze and co-speech gestures. I investigate whether their attention to such cues differ from that of monolingual peers, and what the mechanisms are that underlie such differences.

    My supervisors are:


  • Teaching


    • First Language Acquisition (BA Linguistics)


    • Specialization Linguistics: Multilingualism and Second Language Acquisition (BA Linguistics)
    • First Year Group Project (BA Linguistics)
  • Publications


    • van Wonderen, E., & Nieuwland, M. S. (2023). Lexical prediction does not rationally adapt to prediction error: ERP evidence from pre-nominal articles. Journal of Memory and Language, 132, Article 104435.
    • van Wonderen, E., Mulder, K., Rispens, J., & Verhagen, J. (2023). Learning how to communicate: Does exposure to multiple languages promote children’s pragmatic abilities? A meta-analytic review. Cognitive Development, 68, Article 101384. [details]


    • van Dijk, C., van Wonderen, E., Koutamanis, E., Kootstra, G. J., Dijkstra, T., & Unsworth, S. (2022). Cross-linguistic influence in simultaneous and early sequential bilingual children: a meta-analysis. Journal of Child Language, 49(5), 897-929.


    • van Wonderen, E., & Unsworth, S. (2021). Testing the validity of the Cross-Linguistic Lexical Task as a measure of language proficiency in bilingual children. Journal of Child Language, 48(6), 1101-1125.
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