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Dr Brechtje Post: research

Dr Brechtje Post - Research Projects and Grants

2016 – 2021 EF Education First Research Lab for Applied Language Learning
Funded by SIGNUM International (£1,263,664). PI Dora Alexopoulou (DTAL).

2011 – 2021 LABEX Empirical foundations of linguistics
Funded by the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche (€9,000,000). Coordinator Christian Puech (Université Paris 3).

2016 – 2019 Multilingual early childhood education and care for young refugee children
Funded by ErasmusPlus (€165,197). PI Jeroen Aarssen (Sardes BV, The Netherlands).

2017 – 2018 Multilingualism for well-being: defining routes to impact among community language learners
Funded by ESRC Impact Acceleration Award (£7,903). PI Napoleon Katsos (DTAL).

2014 – 2016 Neural correlates of intonation
(approx. £8665) Funded by the Cambridge Humanities Research Grants Scheme. (with Kai Alter, University of Newcastle).

2013 –2016  The acquisition of consonant timing: a study in cross-linguistic micro-variation
Funded by the British Academy & Leverhulme (SG122210; £9927.00 over 3 years). PI Elinor Payne (University of Oxford).

2012 – 2015 Interactive Atlas of the European Portuguese Prosody (InAPoP)
Funded by the Portuguese Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (PTDC/CLE-LIN/119787/2010, €103,063.00). PI Sónia Frota (University of Lisbon).

2011-2015 English Profile Pronunciation Project
Approx. £7500, funded by Cambridge Assessment.

2011 – 2013 The Education First Cambridge Learner Corpus of English - a data driven approach to second language learning
Funded by the Cambridge Newton Trust and Education First (£180.000 over 2 years). PI Theodora Alexopoulou (DTAL).

2011 – 2012 Off-site and internet-based linguistic and executive functions research in bilingual children
Funded by the Cambridge Humanities Research Grants Scheme (£15,000). PI Napoleon Katsos (DTAL).

2009-2012 Categories and gradience in intonation: Evidence from linguistics and neurobiology
Funded by an ESRC First Grant (RES-061-25-0347, £352, 328.35).

2007-2011 Sound to Sense
Ffunded by an EC Marie Curie Research Training Network grant (MRTN-CT-2006-035561, €2,799,742.00). Project leader; overall PI Sarah Hawkins (Linguistics).

2009-2010 A cross-linguistic study of intonational development in young infants and children
Funded by the British Academy (SG51777; £7365.50)

2009-2010 The acquisition of intonation in Catalan, Spanish and English
Funded by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Batista i Roca, 2009 PBR 00018, €12000.00). PI Pilar Prieto (ICREA/Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

2006 - 2010  Prosody in Grammar
Funded by the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche (€220,000.00). PI Jean-Marie Marandin (CNRS/Paris VII).

2007 - 2008  L1 acquisition of rhythm in Catalan, Spanish and English
Funded by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Batista i Roca, 2007 PBR 29, €9290.00). PI Pilar Prieto (ICREA/Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona).

2006-2008 A transcription system for prosody and phonological modelling
Funded by the British Academy and the French Centre National de Recherches Scientifiques (approx £7000). 

2005 Different phonological structures in prosody?
Funded by the British Academy (SG40478, £7480).
 


As Co-Investigator:

2011-2021 Empirical foundations of linguistics: data, methods, models
Funded by the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche (€9,000,000). Coordinator Jacqueline Vaissière (Université Paris 3) for the PRES Paris Cité (14 collaborating research laboratories at Paris 3, Paris 7, Paris 5, Inalco, and Paris 13). I am CI on Strand 1: Phonetic and phonological complexity (PIs Martine Adda-Decker and Élisabeth Delais-Roussarie).

2014 – 2015 Swiss Science Foundation Fellowship for Dr. Mattieu Avanzi.
(co-supervisor with Dr Anne-Cathérine Simon, University of Louvain)

2013-2016 The acquisition of consonant timing: a study in cross-linguistic micro-variation.
Funded by the British Academy & Leverhulme (£9927.00 over 2 years). PI Elinor Payne (University of Oxford); international participants Hanne Gram Simonsen, Inger Moen, and Kristian Emil Kristoffersen (all University of Oslo) and Nina Gram Garmann (Oslo and Akershus University College for Applied Sciences).

2012 Interactive Atlas of the Prosody of Portuguese (InAPoP) and other Romance languages.
Funded by the Portuguese Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (PTDC/CLE-LIN/119787/2010). PI Sónia Frota (University of Lisbon), 7 CIs in Portugal, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, and US.

2011-2013 The Education First Cambridge Learner Corpus of English - a data driven approach to second language learning.
Funded by the Cambridge Newton Trust and Education First (£180.000). PI Theodora Alexopoulou (DTAL), CI Anna Korhonen (DTAL and Computer Lab); SRA Jeroen Geertzen.

2011-2012 Off-site and internet-based linguistic and executive functions research in bilingual children.
Funded by the Cambridge Humanities Research Grants Scheme (£15,000). PI Napoleon Katsos (DTAL), CIs Theodora Alexopoulou, Henriette Hendriks, Teresa Parodi (all DTAL), Claire Hughes (PPS), Michelle Ellefson (Education).

2009-2010 The acquisition of intonation in Catalan, Spanish and English.
Funded by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Batista i Roca, 2009 PBR 00018, €12000.00). PI Pilar Prieto (ICREA/Universitat Pompeu Fabra), 4 CIs, 1 RA.

2006-2010 Prosody in Grammar.
Funded by the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche (€220,000.00). PI Jean-Marie Marandin (CNRS/Paris VII), 28 CIs in 4 French labs.

2007-2008 L1 acquisition of rhythm in Catalan, Spanish and English .
Funded by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Batista i Roca, 2009 PBR 00018, €12000.00). PI Pilar Prieto (ICREA/Universitat Pompeu Fabra), 4 CIs, 4 part-time RAs; I supervised the main RA.

1995-1999 Phonological characterisation of French intonation.
Junior Research position funded by the University of Nijmegen (leading to the PhD). Supervisors Carlos Gussenhoven and Haike Jacobs (University of Nijmegen)


As Research Associate/Assistant:

2001-2003 Morpho-phonological factors in spoken language comprehension.
Part funded by the British Academy and the MRC (U.1055.04.002.00001.01 and G0500842). PIs Lorraine K. Tyler (Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge) and William Marslen-Wilson (MRC-CBU, Cambridge).

1999 - 2001 Intonation in the British Isles.
Funded by the ESRC. PIs Francis Nolan and Esther Grabe (Department of Linguistics, University of Cambridge).

1998 The acquisition of prosody in speech production: English and French.
(RA), funded by Christ Church College, Oxford. PI Ian Watson (University of Oxford).


 

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