Projects @ CLIN

Projects of faculty staff and postdoctoral researchers

Prof. Dr. Ludovic De Cuypere

Ludovic.De.Cuypere@vub.be

Current projects:

2017- …

Title: "The acquisition of alternating morpho-syntactic constructions by English and Spanish L2 learners: the that/zero complementation, the dative and genitive alternation cases"

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Ludovic De Cuypere, Prof. Dr. An Vande Casteele

PhD researcher(s): Carlos Andrés Figueroa Viloria

 


Prof. Dr. Alex Housen

Alex.Housen@vub.be

Current projects:

2018-2022

Title: “Lexical-Grammatical Complexity – A missing link in second language acquisition research”

Funding body: Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Alex Housen ; co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. Magali Paquot (Université Catholique de Louvain-La-Neuve)

PhD researcher(s): Rachel Rubin

 

2015-2019

Title: “Bridging the gap: Linking noticing and the implicit L2 acquisition of grammatical subregularities in a natural second language”

Funding body: Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Alex Housen; co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. Aline Godfroid (Michigan State University)

PhD researcher(s): Eva Koch

 


Dr. Stefanie Keulen

Stefanie.Keulen@vub.be

Current projects:

2017-2020

Title: "When the voice doesn't speak to the mind: an articulographic investigation of feedback deficits in Childhood Apraxia of Speech "

Funding body: Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Philippe Paquier

Postdoc researcher: Dr. Stefanie Keulen

 

 


Prof. Dr. Katja Lochtman

Katja.Lochtman@vub.be

Current projects:

2018-2022

Title: “The effects of written corrective feedback on L2 case acquisition in the German prepositional phrase mediated by working memory capacity and procedural memory”

Funding body: Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Katja Lochtman

PhD researcher: Jorik Fidler

 

2016-2018

Title: “Intercultural Pragmatic Competence and Awareness in Second Language Learners. A Case Study of L2 Learners of Chinese and Chinese L2 Learners of English and Spanish.”

Funding body: Confucius Institute Brussels

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ann Peeters, Co-Supervisors: Prof. Dr. An Vande Casteele, Prof. Dr. Katja Lochtman

 


Prof. Dr. Philippe Paquier

Philippe.Paquier@vub.be

Current projects:

2017-2020

Title: " When the voice doesn't speak to the mind: an articulographic investigation of feedback deficits in Childhood Apraxia of Speech "

Funding body: Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Philippe Paquier

Postdoc researcher: Dr. Stefanie Keulen

 


 

Prof. Dr. Esli Struys

Esli.Struys@vub.be

Current projects:

2018-2022

Title: “Promoting Early Multilingualism in Childhood and Childcare (ProEMC2)”

Funding body: Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Esli Struys; co-supervisors: Prof. Dr. Orhan Agirdag (KU Leuven);

Prof. Dr. Michel Vandenbroeck (Ugent), Prof. Dr. Piet Van Avermaet (Ugent)

PhD researcher: Ily Hollebeke

 

2017-2021

Title: “A Comparative Study on Interpreters’ Performance when Speakers Pause”

Funding body: China Scholarship Council (CSC)

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Esli Struys

PhD researcher: Deng Weitian

 

2015-2019

Title: “Cognitive and linguistic effects of trilingual education in the Uyghur Region in China”

Funding body: China Scholarship Council (CSC)

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Esli Struys; co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. Katja Lochtman

PhD researcher: Ruilin Wu

 

2015-2019

Title: “Cognitive control in interpreting”

Funding body: Academisation funding Applied Linguistics VUB

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Esli Struys; co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hélène Stengers

PhD researcher: Soudabeh Nour

 

Title: “Indigenous language education as a type of bilingual education: the case of Cameroon”

PhD researcher: Theodore Nzounkio Bakop

 


Prof. Dr. An Vande Casteele

An.Vande.Casteele@vub.be

Current projects:

2018-2022

Title: “Analysis of nouns in L1 and L2 writing”

Funding body: China Scholarship Council-scholarship

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. An Vande Casteele

PhD researcher: Yishan Goa

 

2018-2022

Title: “An Empirical Study on Chinese ESL Speakers' Discourse Competence - A Cross-Cultural Perspective”

Funding: China Scholarship Council (CSC)

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. An Vande Casteele, Prof. Dr. Jianwei Xu

PhD researcher: Hua Gu

 

2017-…

Title: “The acquisition of alternating morpho-syntactic constructions by English and Spanish L2 learners: the that/zero complementation, the dative and genitive alternation cases”

Funding body: Self-funded

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Ludovic De Cuypere, Prof. Dr. An Vande Casteele

PhD researcher: Carlos Andrés Figueroa Viloria

 

2015-2019

Title: “ Los mecanismos referenciales en el discurso oral de aprendientes de español”

Funding body: Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. An Vande Casteele, Prof. Dr. Cristóbal Lozano (Universidad de Granada)

PhD researcher: Kim Collewaert

 


Prof. Dr. Wim Vandenbussche

Wim.Vandenbussche@vub.be

Current projects:

2017-2021

Title: “Pluricentricity in language history. Building blocks for an integrated history of Dutch (1550-1850)”

Funding body: Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Rik Vosters, Prof. Dr. Marijke van der Wal (University Leiden); co-supervisors: Prof. Dr. Wim Vandenbussche, Dr. Gijsbert Rutten (Leiden University)

PhD Researcher: Iris Van de Voorde

 

2014-2018

Title: “Forgotten voices from below. A sociolinguistic analysis of lower class correspondence in the Low Countries between 1780 and 1900.”

Funding: Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rik Vosters; co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. Wim Vandenbussche

PhD Researcher: Jill Puttaert

 


Prof. Dr. Rik Vosters

Rik.Vosters@vub.be

Current projects:

2017-2021

Title: “Pluricentricity in language history. Building blocks for an integrated history of Dutch (1550-1850)”

Funding body: Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO)

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rik Vosters, Prof. Dr. Marijke van der Wal (University Leiden); co-supervisors: Dr. Wim Vandenbussche, Dr. Gijsbert Rutten (University Leiden)

PhD Researcher: Iris Van de Voorde

 

2017-2021

Title: “The influence of French on Southern Dutch in the 18th and 19th century: A case study in historical sociolinguistics”

Funding body: Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rik Vosters

PhD researcher: Charlotte Verheyden

 

2017-2021

Title: “Language planning of the Chinese diaspora in the multilingual context of Antwerp and Brussels”

Funding body: China Scholarship Council (CSC)

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rik Vosters

PhD researcher: Rui Guo

 

2017-2021

Title: “A study of language variation in discourse on terrorism in Chinese and Western newspapers”

Funding body: China Scholarship Council

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jelle Mast, co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rik Vosters

PhD researcher: Jingxuan Guo

 

2016-2020

Title: “Linguistic minorities in the multilingual context of Brussels: A case study of the Chinese community”

Funding body: China Scholarship Council (CSC)

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rik Vosters

PhD candidate: Xiangyun Li

 

2014-2018

Title: “Forgotten voices from below. A sociolinguistic analysis of lower class correspondence in the Low

Countries between 1780 and 1900.”

Funding body: Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rik Vosters; co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. Wim Vandenbussche

PhD researcher: Jill Puttaert

 

“Wikiscripta Neerlandica II. Burgerwetenschap als breekijzer voor de ontsluiting en digitalisering

van talig erfgoed uit Noord en Zuid (1700-1900)”

Citizen science project funded by ANV and Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Rik Vosters (VUB)

Team: Prof. Dr. Marijke van der Wal (Leiden University), Dr. Gijsbert Rutten (Leiden University),

Prof. Dr. Wim Vandenbussche (VUB), Jill Puttaert (VUB), Iris Van de Voorde (VUB),

Heleen Willemsen (student-assistant)

 

PhD projects

Theodore Nzounkio Bakop

Theodore.Nzounkio.Bakop@vub.be

PhD thesis topic: “Multilingualism in Cameroon: The Adoption of CLIL Approach to foster the promotion of National Languages alongside Official Languages in the educational systems”

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Katja Lochtman

 


Kim Collewaert

Kim. Collewaert@vub.be

PhD thesis topic: “Referential mechanisms in L1 Dutch-L2 Spanish oral discourse: a corpus study”

Link to webpage: Researchgate page of Kim Collewaert

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. An Vande Casteele (VUB); co-supervisor: Prof. dr. Cristóbal Lozano Pozo (Universidad de Granada)

2015-2019

Funding body: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BAAP statute)

 


Hua Gu

Hua.Gu@vub.be

PhD thesis topic: “An Empirical Study on Chinese ESL Speakers' Discourse Competence - A Cross-Cultural Perspective”

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. An Vande Casteele, Prof. Dr. Jianwei Xu

2018-2022

Funding body: China Scholarship Council (CSC)

 


Rui Guo

Rui.Guo@vub.be

PhD thesis topic: “Languages in contact, dialects in contact: The Chinese diaspora in multilingual Antwerp and Brussels”

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rik Vosters

2017-2021

Funding body: China Scholarship Council (CSC)

 


Jingxuan Guo

jingxuan.guo@vub.be

PhD thesis topic: “A corpus-based study of the structure of noun phrase in new varieties of English: the case of Nigerian English”

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jelle Mast, co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rik Vosters

2017-2021

Funding body: China Scholarship Council (CSC)

 


Eva Koch

Eva.Marie.Koch@vub.be

PhD thesis topic: “Bridging the gap: Linking noticing and the implicit L2 acquisition of grammatical subregularities in a natural second language”

Link to webpage: Researchgate page of Eva Koch

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Alex Housen (VUB); co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. Aline Godfroid (Michigan State University)

2015-2019

Funding body: Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)

 


Soudabeh Nour

Soudabeh.Nour@vub.be

PhD thesis topic: “Cognitive control in interpreting”

Link to webpage: Researchgate page of Soudebah Nour

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Esli Struys, Prof. Dr. Hélène Stengers (co-supervisor)

2015-2019

Funding Body: Vrije Universiteit Brussel

 


Tatiana Pieters

Tatiana.Pieters@vub.be

PhD thesis topic: “First language influences on the acquisition of grammatical gender in French as a second language”

Link to webpage: Researchgate page of Tatiana Pieters

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Marie-Eve Michot; co-supervisors: Prof. em. Michel Pierrard, Prof. Dr. Dan Van Raemdonck (ULB)

2015-2019

Funding body: Vrije Universiteit Brussel

 


Jill Puttaert

Jill.Puttaert@vub.be

PhD thesis topic: Forgotten voices from below. A sociolinguistic analysis of lower class correspondence in the Low Countries between 1780 and 1815.

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rik Vosters (VUB); co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. Wim Vandenbussche (VUB)      

2014-2018                                                                 

Funding body: Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)

 


Mohammed Saed

Mohammed.Saed@vub.be

PhD thesis topic: “Biliteracy development in L1 (Arabic) and L2 (English) with special reference to word recognition and spelling skills”

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Katja Lochtman; co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. Esli Struys

2015-…

 


Jovana Stanojevic

Jovana.Stanojevic@vub.be

PhD thesis topic: “Pragmatic competence in second language learners: the analysis of the speech act of refusal in L2 Spanish”

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. An Vande Casteele

2018-…

 


Iris Van de Voorde

Iris.Van.De.Voorde@vub.be

PhD thesis topic: “Pluricentricity in language history. Building blocks for an integrated history of Dutch (1550-1850)”

Supervisors: Prof. dr. Rik Vosters (VUB), Prof. Dr. Marijke van der Wal (Leiden University); co-supervisors: Prof. dr. Wim Vandenbussche (VUB); dr. Gijsbert Rutten (Leiden University)

2017-2021

Funding body: Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)

 


Ruilin Wu

Ruilin.Wu@vub.be

PhD thesis topic: “The effectiveness of Uyghur-Chinese bilingual education on linguistic and cognitive development”

Link to webpage: C4N webpage

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Esli Struys (VUB); co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. Katja Lochtman (VUB)

2015-2019

Funding body: China Scholarship Council (CSC)

 


Carlos Andres Figueroa Viloria

Carlos.Andres.Figueroa.Viloria@vub.be

PhD thesis topic: “The acquisition of alternating morpho-syntactic constructions by English and Spanish L2 learners:

the that/zero complementation, the dative and genitive alternation cases.”

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Ludovic De Cuypere, Prof. Dr. An Vande Casteele

2017- …