My Research

I am primarily interested in the interaction of morphology and phonology, with a special focus on Semitic morphology, and the consequences this interaction has for the comprehension, production and processing of complex word forms.

I completed my Ph.D. at the Department of General Linguistics at Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf. In my dissertation „Maltese Plurals: Phonotactics, Variation and the Structure of the Mental Lexicon“, I investigated what factors are important for pluralisation in the Semitic language Maltese, what knowledge Maltese native speakers use for building complex word forms and how this knowledge is stored in the mental lexicon.

My research methods include behavioural experiments, corpus studies, statistical analyses and computational modelling.