Titia Benders (CV).
Postdoc researcher at the Center for Language Studies at the Radboud University Nijmegen, specifically within the First-Language Acquisition group and the Baby Research Center.
1) the relation between language input and speech perception in infancy;
2) the relation between speech perception and production in infancy and during toddlerhood;
3) the role of affect in infant-directed speech;
4) computer modeling as a tool to explain language development.
The title of my PhD project was Nature's distributional-learning experiment: infants' input, infants' perception, and computational modeling. The project was funded by a NWO (Dutch organization for Scientific Research) Toptalent grant. This project was carried out at the Amsterdam Center of Language and Communication at the University of Amsterdam, under the supervision of prof. dr. Paul Boersma, dr. Paola Escudero and dr. Dorothy J. Mandell. Most of my former colleagues belong to the (former) chair of Phonetic Sciences ando/orthe interdisciplinary group Hoe Leren Baby's?.