Radboud University

dr. E.M. Knopp (Eva)

dr. E.M. Knopp (Eva)

Universitair docent - Centre for Language Studies

Universitair docent - Departement Moderne talen en culturen

Lid - Onderdeelcommissie Faculteit der Letteren

I defended my PhD-thesis on “Narrative discourse abilities in Greek-German and Greek-English bilinguals from Germany and the U.S.” at the University of Cologne in July 2017 and now teach and conduct research for the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures and the Center for Language Studies at Radboud University.
Before taking up my position here, I taught German as a foreign language at various universities in the UK (Edinburgh, St. Andrews, KCL and UCL) as well as English linguistics at Cologne University, where I also coordinated the language learning laboratory from 2011 until 2016.
My areas of interest and research are related to the interrelation of cognitive and linguistic development in second and foreign language acquisition with a focus on simultaneous and sequential bilingual children and adolescents. I am particularly interested in the role of literacy and metalinguistic awareness, as well as on the impact of schooling on language and literacy development in multilingual settings. With relation to that I have been active in “translating” research results on bilingual development and schooling to the general public, specifically by advising parents and educators.

Key publications

  • Knopp, E.M. (2022). Effects of dominance and linguistic distance in the bilingual proficiency profiles of Dutch-German and Greek-German school-age bilinguals. Journal of Home Language Research, 5 (1). doi: 10.16993/jhlr.42 Full text
  • Knopp, E.M. (2019). From bilingual to biliterate. Secondary discourse abilities in bilingual children's story-telling. Evidence from Greek heritage language speakers in Germany and the United States (Inquiries in Language Learning, 24). Frankfurt a.M.: Peter Lang doi: 10.3726/b15819 Full text
  • Knopp, E.M., Andreou, M., Bongartz, Ch.M. & Tsimpli, I.M. (2015). Character reference in Greek-German bilingual children's narratives. In L. Roberts, K. McManus, N. Vanek & D. Trenkic (Eds.), EUROSLA Yearbook 2015 (pp. 1-40). Amsterdam: John Benjamins doi: 10.1075/eurosla.15.01and


dr. E.M. Knopp (Eva)



Visiting address

Erasmusplein 1

Postal address

Postbus 9103

literacy; bilingualism; second language acquisition

Working days

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

dr. E.M. Knopp (Eva)