Recent news coverage

News coverage of my research

Articulography

  1. Prijs voor tongbewegingen, Kennislink, July 27, 2016.
  2. Hoe bewegen tong en lippen bij het spreken?, Interview in NewScientist, 26, pp. 82-83, Sept. 2015.
  3. Tongpositie verklaart buitenlands accent, Dagblad van het Noorden, September 5, 2015.
  4. Tongpositie verklaart buitenlands accent, Het Parool, August 29, 2015.
  5. Live radio interview, Nieuwsshow, NPO Radio 1, 09:30, May 16, 2015.
  6. Live radio interview, Call it a day, RTV Emmen, 17:45, May 13, 2015.
  7. Live radio interview, Nog steeds wakker, WNL (Radio 1), 03:00, May 13, 2015.
  8. Online news article: Dit is waarom jouw Engels niet goed klinkt, NOS op 3, May 12, 2015.
  9. Online news article: Dialecten beginnen bij de tong, waarschijnlijk ook in Amsterdam, Het Parool, May 12, 2015.
  10. Online news article: Groningse tong staat anders dan een Gelderse, Nederlands Dagblad, May 12, 2015.
  11. Live TV interview: Het dialectverschil zit 'm in de tong, Noord Vandaag, RTV Noord, 18:00, May 12, 2015.
  12. TV interview: Dialectverschillen zien, Hallo Nederland & Tijd voor Max, Omroep Max, NPO 2, 17:50, May 12, 2015.
  13. TV interview: Dialectverschil komt door de tong, Drenthe Nu, RTV Drenthe, 17:00, May 12, 2015.
  14. Radio interview, Spitstijd, RTV Noord Holland, 18:15, May 12, 2015.
  15. Live radio interview, De Vos is los, Simone FM, 17:15, May 12, 2015.
  16. Radio interview: Dialectverschil heeft alles te maken met de tong, Plein 5, NPO Radio 5, 16:45, May 12, 2015.
  17. Radio interview: Dialect is niet alleen te horen maar ook te zien, BNR B.L.T., BNR Nieuwsradio, 12:20, May 12, 2015.
  18. Live radio interview: Het dialectverschil zit 'm in de tong, Vroeg op Noord, RTV Noord, 08:40, May 12, 2015.
  19. Live radio interview, Mattie en Wietze, Q-music, 07:30, May 12, 2015.
  20. Newspaper article: Nieuw gezicht, De Volkskrant, May 9, 2015.
  21. Wetenschap: de mysteries van de spraak, Radio 1: NOS - Wetenschap op woensdag (15:45), April 8, 2015.
  22. Guest at the talkshow Stand van Stad, September 28, 2014.
  23. Experiment met de articulograaf, Universiteitskrant, March 31, 2014.
  24. Revealing the tip of the... tongue, BCN Newsletter 93, pp. 9-10, March 2014.
  25. Tong en lippen bepalen uitspraak, Unifocus, January 8, 2014.
  26. 'Ik heb meteen een sollicitatie afgezegd', Universiteitskrant, September 2, 2013.
  27. Drent onderzoekt hardheid 'g' in Ter Apel, Dagblad van het Noorden, March 7, 2013.
  28. Hoe hard is de harde g precies in Ter Apel?, Dagblad van het Noorden, March 6, 2013.
  29. Plat praten met sensor op de tong, Dagblad van het Noorden, March 5, 2013.

This research is part of my current NWO Veni project and was part of my NWO Rubicon project in collaboration with Harald Baayen, Fabian Tomaschek and Denis Arnold.

Critical period in second language acquisition

  1. There Is No Critical Period For Learning A Second Language, Kids Just Have More Free Time And Motivation, Medical Daily, February 9, 2016.
  2. The best age to learn a second language, The Independent, February 8, 2016.
  3. At what age is it easiest to learn a second language?, The Conversation, February 8, 2016.
  4. Geen kritische periode voor leren tweede taal, Kennislink.nl, February 5, 2016.
  5. Nieuw onderzoek: geen harde leeftijdsgrens voor het leren van grammatica, Genootschap Onze Taal, January 19, 2016.

UH/UM distinction

  1. Afscheid van 'eh', Vrij Nederland (vn.nl), August 21, 2015.
  2. Uh, why do we say um?, Braindecoder, August 12, 2015.
  3. Wetenschap: de mysteries van de spraak, Radio 1: NOS - Wetenschap op woensdag (15:45), April 8, 2015.
  4. Verschil tussen 'eh' en 'ehm', Radio 1: NOS - Met het oog op morgen (23:52), February 8, 2015.
  5. Why we are saying "uh" less and 'um' more, BBC, February 8, 2015.
  6. Are we witnessing the death of 'uh'? Um, maybe and not just in English, Public Radio International (PRI), February 5, 2015.
  7. Things that make you go "um", The Atlantic, November 17, 2014.
  8. Zeg eens uh en ik zeg wie je bent, De Morgen, October 8, 2014.
  9. Um or er: which do you, um, use more in, er, conversation?, The Guardian, October 6, 2014.
  10. Ah: Sounds to signal hesitation are part of our linguistic heritage, The Times, October 6, 2014.
  11. To um or to er? Studies probe how brains fill the speech-thought gap, The Times, October 4, 2014.
  12. Men are from 'er' and women are from 'um' [...], Daily Mail, October 6, 2014.
  13. Stuck for words? How saying 'um' or 'er' in conversation [...], Daily Mail, October 6, 2014.

This research is a collaboration with Mark Liberman, Gosse Bouma, Josef Fruehwald, John Coleman and Jack Grieve. Note that especially the English news coverage in 2014 got many details wrong, see this Language Log post.

Dialectometry

This research was conducted during my PhD project in Groningen in collaboration with John Nerbonne, Harald Baayen and Simonetta Montemagni.

Miscellaneous

News coverage of some of my projects in De Jonge Akademie

Language Log coverage of my research