Dr L.J. van Maastricht (Lieke)

Assistant professor - Centre for Language Studies
Assistant professor - Department of Language and Communication

Dr L.J. van Maastricht (Lieke)
Visiting address

Erasmusplein 1

Postal address

Postbus 9103

Working days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

At the Department of Language and Communication at Radboud University Nijmegen, I teach various Spanish language and culture courses, as well as courses on phonetics and non-verbal communication. As a researcher affiliated with the Centre for Language Studies, my research is focused on the facilitating effect of hand and/or head gestures on the acquisition of the prosody of a foreign language, and the role of individual differences in learners in this context. This is in line with my PhD research, in which I looked at whether Dutch L2 learners are able to acquire the intonation and rhythm of Spanish (and vice versa) and which factors play a determining role in this process, such as the learning direction (learning Spanish from Dutch or vice versa) and the complexity of the language property to be learned (intonation or rhythm). In addition to my work at Radboud University, I am on the board of the Dutch Association for Phonetic Sciences (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Fonetische Wetenschappen).

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