Emmanuel Keuleers

Contact Details

Emmanuel Keuleers Department of Experimental Psychology Ghent University Henri Dunantlaan 2 9000 Gent, Belgium

Tel. +32 (0)9 264 94 30 Fax. +32 (0)9 264 64 96 e-mail:, url: http://crr.ugent.be/members/emmanuel-keuleers

Publications

In international peer-reviewed journals

Published or in press

  1. Keuleers, E., Stevens, M., Mandera, P., & Brysbaert, M. (in press). Word knowledge in the crowd: Measuring vocabulary size and word prevalence in a massive online experiment. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.
  2. Mandera, P., Keuleers, E., Brysbaert, M. (in press). How useful are corpus-based methods for extrapolating psycholinguistic variables? Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.
  3. Brysbaert, M., Keuleers, E., & Mandera, P. (2014). A plea for more interactions between psycholinguistics and natural language processing research. Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands Journal, 4, 209–222.
  4. Marzi, C., Ferro, M., & Keuleers, E. (2014). Perception of typicality in the lexicon: wordlikeness, lexical density and morphonotactic constraints. Suvremena Lingvistika, 40(78), 171–191.
  5. Mandera, P., Keuleers, E., Wodniecka, Z., & Brysbaert, M. (in press). Subtlex-pl: subtitle-based word frequency estimates for Polish. Behavior Research Methods. doi
  6. Van Heuven, W. J. B., Mandera, P., Keuleers, E., & Brysbaert, M. (2014). SUBTLEX-UK: A new and improved word frequency database for British English. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67(6), 1176–1190. doi preprint.
  7. Frost, R., & Keuleers, E. (2013). What Can We Learn From Monkeys About Orthographic Processing in Humans? A Reply to Ziegler et al. Psychological Science, 24(9), 1868–1869. doi, preprint.
  8. Kuperman, V., Drieghe, D., Keuleers, E., & Brysbaert, M. (2013). How strongly do word reading times and lexical decision times correlate? Combining data from eye movement corpora and megastudies. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66(3), 563–580. doi, preprint.
  9. Brysbaert, M., New, B., & Keuleers, E. (2012). Adding part-of-speech information to the SUBTLEX-US word frequencies. Behavior Research Methods, 44(4), 991–997. doi, preprint.
  10. Dutilh, G., Vandekerckhove, J., Forstmann, B.U., Keuleers, E., Brysbaert, M., & Wagenmakers, E.J. (2012). Testing Theories of Post–Error Slowing. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 74(2), 454-465. doi (open access).
  11. Keuleers, E., Lacey, P., Rastle, K., & Brysbaert, M. (2012). The British Lexicon Project: Lexical decision data for 28,730 monosyllabic and disyllabic English words. Behavior Research Methods, 44, 287-304. doi: 10.3758/s13428-011-0118-4. doi (open access).
  12. Ferrand, L., Brysbaert, M., Keuleers, E., New, B., Bonin, P., Méot, A., Augustinova, M., & Pallier, C. (2011). Comparing word processing times in naming, lexical decision, and progressive demasking: Evidence from Chronolex. Frontiers in Psychology, 2, 306. doi (open access).
  13. Keuleers, E., & Brysbaert, M. (2011). Detecting inherent bias in lexical decision experiments with the LD1NN algorithm. The Mental Lexicon, 6 (1). doi, preprint.
  14. Diependaele, K., Duñabeitia, J. A., Morris, J., & Keuleers, E. (2011). Fast morphological effects in first and second language word recognition. Journal of Memory and Language, 64(4), 344-358. doi, preprint.
  15. Milin, P., Keuleers, E., & Filipović-Đurđević, D. (2011). Allomorphic Responses in Serbian Pseudo-Nouns as a Result of Analogical Learning. Acta Linguistica Hungarica, 58(1), 65-84. doi (open access).
  16. Brysbaert, M., Keuleers, E., & New, B. (2011). Assessing the Usefulness of Google Books’ Word Frequencies for Psycholinguistic Research on Word Processing. Frontiers in Psychology, 2. doi (open access).
  17. Ferrand, L., Brysbaert, M., Keuleers, E., New, B., Bonin, P., Meot, A., … Pallier, C. (2011). Comparing Word Processing Times in Naming, Lexical Decision, and Progressive Demasking: Evidence from Chronolex. Frontiers in Psychology, 2. [doi] (http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00306) (open access)
  18. Keuleers, E., Diependaele, K., & Brysbaert, M. (2010). Practice Effects in Large-Scale Visual Word Recognition Studies: A Lexical Decision Study on 14,000 Dutch Mono- and Disyllabic Words and Nonwords. Frontiers in Psychology, 1. doi (open access).
  19. Keuleers, E., & Brysbaert, M. (2010). Wuggy: A multilingual pseudoword generator. Behavior Research Methods, 42(3), 627-633. Award from the Psychonomic Society for Best Article of 2010 in BRM. doi, preprint.
  20. Keuleers, E., Brysbaert, M., & New, B. (2010). SUBTLEX-NL: A new measure for Dutch word frequency based on film subtitles. Behavior Research Methods, 42(3), 643-650. doi, preprint.
  21. Ferrand, L., New, B., Brysbaert, M., Keuleers, E., Bonin, P., Méot, A., Augustinova, M., & Pallier, C. (2010). The French Lexicon Project: Lexical decision data for 38,840 French words and 38,840 pseudowords. Behavior Research Methods, 42(2), 488. doi, preprint.
  22. Keuleers, E. & Daelemans, W. (2007). Memory-based learning models of inflectional morphology: A methodological case study, Lingue e Linguaggio, 6(2), 151–174. doi, preprint.
  23. Keuleers, E., Sandra, D., Daelemans, W., Gillis, S., Durieux, G., & Martens, E. (2007). Dutch plural inflection: The exception that proves the analogy. Cognitive Psychology, 54(4), 283–318. doi, preprint.

In peer-reviewed conference proceedings

  1. Keuleers, E. (2008). Predicting exceptions may be harmful. In A. Arppe, K. Sinnemäki, & U. Nikanne (Eds.), Proceedings of the third workshop on Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics (QITL 3). (pp. 48–51). Helsinki: Linguistic Association of Finland (SKY). proceedings.
  2. Vandekerckhove, B., Keuleers, E., & Sandra, D. (2008). The role of phonological distance and relative support in the productivity of the Dutch simple past tense. In A. Arppe, K. Sinnemäki, & U. Nikanne (Eds.), Proceedings of the Third workshop on Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics (QITL 3). (pp. 70–74). Helsinki: Linguistic Association of Finland (SKY). proceedings.
  3. Keuleers, E., & Sandra, D. (2004). A memory-based learning model of Dutch plural inflection. In M. Lovett, C. Schunn, C. Lebiere, & P. Munro (Eds.), Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (pp. 358–359). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. paper.

In edited volumes

  1. Keuleers, E., & Brysbaert, M. (2012). Detecting inherent bias in lexical decision experiments with the LD1NN algorithm. In G. Libben, G. Jarema, & C. Westbury (Eds.), Methodological and Analytic Frontiers in Lexical Research (pp. 231–248). John Benjamins Publishing. book, preprint.
  2. Keuleers, E., Brysbaert, M., & New, B. (2012). An evaluation of the Google Books ngrams for psycholinguistic research. In K.-M. Würzner & E. Pohl (Eds.), Lexical Resources in Psycholinguistic Research (Vol. 3, pp. 23–26). Potsdam: Universitätsverlag Potsdam. book (open access), preprint.

Books

  1. Brysbaert, M., Keuleers, E., Mandera, P., & Stevens, M. (2014). Woordenkennis van Nederlanders en Vlamingen anno 2013: Resultaten van het Groot Nationaal Onderzoek Taal. Gent: Academia Press.

Dissertations

  1. Keuleers E. (2008) Memory-based learning of inflectional morphology. PhD dissertation. University of Antwerp. manuscript
  2. Keuleers E. (2000) Distribution of items in depth and breadth of menu structures in function of task and user dependent variables. Unpublished Master’s Thesis. Ghent University.

Software

  1. Vwr: Useful functions for visual word recognition research. Available at http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/
  2. Wuggy, a multilingual pseudoword generator [Computer Software]. Available at http://crr.ugent.be/Wuggy
  3. Leanlex, Lexical Objects for Python [Computer Software]. Available at http://crr.ugent.be/leanlex

Invited Lectures, Courses, and Tutorials

Keynote lectures

  1. From the lab to the crowd: how megastudies and crowdsourcing are advancing psycholinguistic research.. 15th International Conference on Processing East Asian Languages, Seoul (Korea), October 24-26, 2014.
  2. Over ongelijkheid, woorden tellen, reactietijden en het leren van taal. (On inequality, counting words, reaction times and learning a language). NTRO Taaltrainersdag, Breukelen (The Netherlands), November 19, 2011.

Invited lectures at conferences and workshops

  1. A psycho-computational view on lexical similarity. Third NetWordS workshop. Variation and Adaptation in Lexical Processing and Acquisition. Centre for Advanced Academic Studies, Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 19-20, 2013. With Marcello Ferro. (Invited by Dr. Vito Pirelli).
  2. Critical Discussion, 8th International Morphological Processing Conference, University of Cambridge, June 20-22, 2013. (Invited by Prof. Harald Baayen as discussant in the symposium on “Discriminative Learning and Morphology”)
  3. Frequency, analogy, and discriminability: A language- centric view on language learning., Learning Languages in Tandem: Transfer Strategies and Evaluation of Learning Processes, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, March 24, 2013. (Invited by Prof. Michael Whitburn)
  4. From data-driven linguists to data-driven models: Some issues in building computational models of inflectional morphology, Data-Rich Approaches to English Morphology: From corpora and experiments to theory and back, Wellington (NZ), July 4-6, 2012. (Invited by Prof. Ingo Plag)
  5. Regularity/irregularity in morphological processing. First NetWordS Workshop. Understanding the Architecture of the Mental Lexicon: Integration of Existing Approaches, Pisa (Italy), November 24-26, 2011. (Invited by Dr. Vito Pirelli)

Invited courses and tutorials

  1. Megastudies as tools for psycholinguistic investigation, Second Autumn School on Methods in Language Comprehension: New methods for studying comprehension in Cognitive Science, Behavioral Science and Neuroscience. University of Trento (Italy), November 13-16, 2014.
  2. Obtaining behavioural data for lexical research, Networds Summer School – Words: structure, meaning, acquisition, processing. Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway August 4-9, 2014.
  3. Megastudies, Escop Summer School, Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL). Donostia-San Sebastian, July 14-19, 2014.
  4. Memory-Based Learning: Working with TiMBL, Data-Rich Approaches to English Morphology: From corpora and experiments to theory and back. Wellington (NZ), July 4-6, 2012. (Invited by Prof. Ingo Plag)
  5. Tools of the Trade: Some Advice on Setting up Large Psycholinguistic Experiments and Putting Together Many Sources of Lexical Data. Institute of Psychology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, March 22-24, 2011. (Invited by Dr. Zofia Wodniecka)
  6. Lexical databases. Experimental Methods in Language Aquisition Research (EMLAR VII), Utrecht, February 2-4, 2011. (Invited by organizing committee)
  7. An introduction to lexical databases. Experimental Methods in Language Aquisition Research (EMLAR VI), Utrecht, February 3-5, 2010. (Invited by organizing committee)
  8. Advanced methods for lexical databases. Experimental Methods in Language Aquisition Research (EMLAR VI), Utrecht, February 3-5, 2010. (Invited by organizing committee)
  9. Practical Python for Psycholinguistics. University of Novi Sad, Serbia, April 10 2009. (Invited by Prof. Petar Milin)
  10. A general introduction to the CELEX lexical database. Experimental Methods in Language Aquisition Research (EMLAR V), Utrecht, November 7-9, 2008. (Invited by organizing committee)
  11. Advanced methods for working with CELEX. Experimental Methods in Language Aquisition Research (EMLAR V), Utrecht, November 7-9, 2008. (Invited by organizing committee)
  12. A general introduction to the CELEX lexical database. Experimental Methods in Language Aquisition Research (EMLAR IV), Utrecht, November 6-8, 2007. (Invited by organizing committee)
  13. Advanced methods for working with CELEX. Experimental Methods in Language Aquisition Research (EMLAR IV), Utrecht, November 6-8, 2007. (Invited by organizing committee)
  14. Machine learning for modeling in psycholinguistics (with Walter Daelemans). LOT Summer School, Leuven, June 11–15, 2007. (Invited by organizing committee)
  15. Leanlex: Lexical objects for Python. Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, May 4, 2006. (Invited by Dr. Harald Baayen)

Invited Seminars

  1. From word frequencies to crowdsourcing and megastudies. CLIC Colloquium. Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC), University of Trento, Rovereto (Italy), April 17th, 2014. (Invited by Dr. Marco Marelli).
  2. On the role of data in psycholinguistics: From word frequencies to crowdsourcing and megastudies. CVC Seminar, Center for Visual Cognition, University of Southampton (UK), March 19th, 2014. (Invited by Dr. Denis Drieghe).
  3. On the role of data in psycholinguistics: From word frequencies to crowdsourcing and megastudies. Fachbereichskolloquium, Fachbereichs Sprachwissenschaft der Universität Konstanz , Konstanz (Germany), February 6, 2014. (Invited by Dr. Eva Smolka).
  4. On the role of data in psycholinguistics: From word frequencies to crowdsourcing and megastudies. Ciclo di Seminari del Dipartimento di Psicologia, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, January 20, 2014. (Invited by Dr. Davide Crepaldi).
  5. On visual word recognition, megastudies, nonwords, and decision bias. Seminars of the Research Center in Cognition and Neurosciences (CONNEX), Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels , January 18, 2012. (Invited by Prof. Alain Content & Dr. Fabienne Chetail)
  6. The British Lexicon Project. School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, December 9, 2011. (Invited by Dr. Steven Frisson)
  7. On lazy learning, irregularity, and lexical decision megastudies. School of Psychology, University of Liverpool, December 7, 2011. (Invited by Dr. Ben Ambridge)
  8. Continuous measures of regularity-irregularity in morphological processing and production., Cognitive Workgroup Series, Department of Linguistics, University of Oregon, October 27, 2011. (Invited by Dr. Vsevolod Kapatsinski)
  9. Detecting inherent bias in the lexical decision task Laboratoire de Psychologie Cognitive, Université de Provence, Marseille, June 3, 2011. (Invited by Dr. Arnaud Rey)
  10. New Directions in Visual Word Processing Research. Institute of Psychology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, March 22, 2011. (Invited by Dr. Zofia Wodniecka)
  11. Detecting Inherent Biases in the Lexical Decision Task. Center for Cognitive Sciences, University of Allahabad, February 10, 2011. (Invited by Prof. Narayanan Srinivasan)
  12. Applications of lazy learning in psycholinguistics. Spoken Syntax Lab, Stanford University, June 24, 2010. (Invited by Dr. Victor Kuperman)
  13. Language Learning as Categorization. University of Novi Sad, April 8, 2009. (Invited by Prof. Petar Milin)

Conference presentations

(All with peer review of abstracts, as presenter only)

  1. Keuleers, E., Stevens, M., Mandera, P., & Brysbaert, M., Frequency and Prevalence: A Marriage of Measures. Ninth International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada, September 30 – Oct 2 2014.
  2. Keuleers, E., Milin. P., & Blevins, J., Morphemes in context and in isolation: A recursive view on measures of frequency and complexity. Symposium on Information Theoretical approaches to morphology, 16th International Morphology Meeting (IMM 16), Budapest, 29 May–1 June 2014.
  3. Keuleers, E., Mandera, P., Stevens, M., & Brysbaert, M., Crowdsourcing Lexical Decision: A snapshot of language. 54th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Toronto, 14-17 November 2013.
  4. Keuleers, E., Mandera, P & Brysbaert, M., Lexical decision with the masses, Annual meeting of the Belgian Association for Psychological Sciences, May 28th 2013.
  5. Keuleers, E., & Brysbaert, M., Monkeys and Metrics: Using String Distance Measures to Investigate Orthographic Processing, 53rd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Minneapolis, November 15-18, 2012.
  6. Keuleers, E., & Brysbaert, M., Monkeys and metrics: What string distance measures can tell us about orthographic processing, 23-26, Eighth International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, October 23-27, 2012.
  7. Keuleers, E., Lacey, P., Rastle, K., & Brysbaert, M., The British Lexicon Project. 52nd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Seattle, November 3-6, 2011.
  8. Keuleers, E., Brysbaert, M., Detecting inherent bias in the lexical decision task. 17th Meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCOP). Donostia – San Sebastian, September 29 – October 2, 2011.
  9. Keuleers, E., Brysbaert, M., Detecting inherent bias in the lexical decision task. Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), Paris, September 1-3, 2011.
  10. Keuleers, E., Brysbaert, M., & New, B. An evaluation of the Google Books ngrams for psycholinguistic research. Lexical Resources in Psycholinguistic Research. Berlin, March 28, 2011.
  11. Keuleers, E. Using machine-learning algorithms for word/non-word discrimination to detect decision biases in lexical decision tasks. (Symposium-Megastudies : A new approach in word recognition studies). 52e congrès de la Société Française de Psychologie. Lille, September 7-9, 2010.
  12. Keuleers. E, & Brysbaert, M. Using Machine-Learning Algorithms for Word/Nonword Discrimination to Detect Decision Biases in Lexical Decision Tasks, Seventh International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, June 30 – July 3, 2010.
  13. Keuleers. E, & Brysbaert, M. Wuggy: A Powerful Pseudoword Generator for Different Languages, Seventh International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, June 30 – July 3, 2010.
  14. Keuleers, E., & Brysbaert, M., Gent-generator: a powerful pseudo-word generator and matcher, 15th Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing, Barcelona, 7-9 September 2009.
  15. Keuleers, E., Continuous measures of regularity-irregularity in morphological processing and production, 6th International Morphological Processing Conference, Turku, Finland, June 14-17, 2009.
  16. Keuleers, E. Inflectional productivity in the English past tense: A comparison of two computational approaches, The Mental Lexicon, Banff, October 7-10, 2008.
  17. Keuleers, E. Predicting exceptions may be harmful. In A. Arppe, K. Sinnemäki, & U. Nikanne (Eds.), Third workshop on Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics (QITL 3), Helsinki, June 2-4, 2008.
  18. Keuleers, E. Similarity and productivity in inflectional morphology: A comparison of minimal generalization and memory-based learning. International Morphology Meeting, Vienna, February 3–6, 2008.
  19. Keuleers, E., Mortelmans, J., & Brisard, F. From corpus to model: Two examples of usage-based learning with pragmatic information. International Pragmatics Conference, Göteborg, July 8–13, 2007.
  20. Keuleers, E. & Sandra, D. Generalization of regular and irregular inflection in a memory-based learning model, The Mental Lexicon, Montreal, October 11–13, 2006.
  21. Keuleers, E. & Sandra, D. Exemplar effects in Dutch plural and past tense inflection. Architectures and Mechanisms in Language Processing (AMLaP), Ghent, September 5–7, 2005.
  22. Keuleers, E. & Sandra, D. Pragmatic information in models of inflectional morphology. The Mental Lexicon. Windsor, Ontario, June 30–July 3, 2004.
  23. Keuleers, E. & Sandra, D. A memory-based learning account of Dutch plural inflection. Architectures and Mechanisms in Language Processing (AMLaP), Aix-en-Provence, September 16–18, 2004.
  24. Keuleers, E., Durieux, G., & Martens, E. What information do we use in producing inflected word forms? The case of Dutch plural inflection, Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCOP), Granada. September 17–20, 2003.

Employment

  • February 2014-Present: Doctor Assistant (Staff Position) – Department of Experimental Psychology, Ghent University.
  • October 2008-January 2014: Post-doctoral Researcher – Center for Reading Research, Department of Experimental Psychology, Ghent University.
  • January 2008-July 2008: Researcher on the BioGRAPH project — CNTS Language Technology Group, University of Antwerp.
  • January 2004–December 2007: PhD Researcher — Center for Psycholinguistics, University of Antwerp.
  • November 2001–December 2003: Research Assistant — Center for Psycholinguistics, University of Antwerp.
  • February 2001–September 2001: Market Research Consultant, INRA.

Education and Qualifications

  • 2008: PhD in Linguistics, University of Antwerp.
  • 2003-2008: Doctoral program in Linguistics, University of Antwerp.
  • 1997-2000: MA Theoretical and Experimental Psychology, Ghent University.
  • 1992-1995: BA Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Teaching Experience

  • General Psychology: Module Language Psychology. Ghent University Bachelor program in Sociology and Communication Sciences (8 hours), 2011-2013.
  • Interdisciplinary Linguistics: Psycholinguistics and Language Aquisition. University of Antwerp Bachelor program in Linguistics (15 hours), 2006–2007.
  • Frequency, productivity, and analogy. University of Antwerp Bachelor program in Linguistics (30 hours), 2004-2005.
  • Rules and analogy in language production. University of Antwerp Bachelor program in Linguistics (30 hours), 2003-2004.
  • Guest Colleges: Experimental Psychology (Ba, Ghent University, Prof. Durk Talsma, 2012); Cognitive Psychology (Ma, Ghent University, Prof. Marc Brysbaert, 2011); Language and Cognition (Undergraduate, Jagiellonian University Krakow, Dr. Zofia Wodniecka, 2011)
  • See also [Courses and Tutorials]

Research Visits

  • Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft/Quantitative Linguistics, (Prof. Harald Baayen & Prof. Petar Milin), 4 week-long visits in 2012 and 2013.
  • University of Novi Sad, Department of Psychology (Prof. Petar Milin), 2 x 2-week visit, 2009, Erasmus Mundus Basileus Staff Exchange Program.
  • Short stays (< 1 week): Institute for Computational Linguistics, CNRi, Pisa (Dr. Vito Pirelli, Dr. Claudia Marzi, & Dr. Marcello Ferro, 2013); Department of Psychology, DePaul University, Chicago (Dr. Pablo Gomez, 2012); Department of Psychology, University of Liverpool (Dr. Ben Ambridge, 2011); Department of Linguistics, University of Oregon (Dr. Vsevolod Kapatsinski, 2011); Department of Psychology, Jagiellonian University Krakow (Dr. Zofia Wodniecka); Department of Linguistics, Stanford University (Dr. Victor Kuperman, 2010), Department of Psychology, University of Belgrade (Prof. Dušica Filipović-Đurđević, 2009)

Awards

  • Award from the Psychonomic Society for Best Article of 2010 in Behavior Research Methods. Presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. St. Louis, November 18, 2010.

Supervision of Students (MA & PhD)

PhD

  1. Paweł Mandera, Ghent University, PhD program in Psychology. Co-supervised with Marc Brysbaert.

MA

  1. Friederike Niedtner, University of Antwerp, Master of Advanced Studies in Linguistics: Interdisciplinary Linguistics – Specialisation: Computational Linguistics. A Computational Analysis of the Contextual Diversity Measure and Its Relation to Visual Word Recognition Reaction Times. Co-supervised with Walter Daelemans, presented August 2010.
  2. Bram Vandekerckhove, University of Antwerp, Master in Linguistics. The productivity of morphological patterns in the Dutch past tense. Co-supervised with Dominiek Sandra, presented June 2007.

Membership of PhD Committees

  1. Tom Heyman, University of Leuven, Belgium, Department of Psychology. (Advisory committee member)
  2. Strahinja Dimitrević, University of Novi Sad, Serbia, Department of Psychology. (Advisory committee member)
  3. Katrien Beuls, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Department of Computer Science, Processing, learning and tutoring of Spanish verb morphology. Defended on October 30, 2013. (Jury member)

Membership of Professional Organizations

  • Fellow of the Psychonomic Society
  • Member of the Association for Psychological Science
  • Member of the Belgian Association for Psychological Sciences

Media coverage (selection)

Magazine Articles

  • Bower, B. (2012, December 29). Spelling out baboons’ “literacy.” Science News, 182(13), 14. link
  • Haghighat, L. (2012). Baboons can learn to recognize words. Nature. doi, link

Newspaper Articles

  • Zijlmans, M. (2013, May 16). “Spapperen” met nationale Taaltest voor jongeren [“Spappering” with the national Language test for youngsters]. de Volkskrant. link
  • Neyt, G. (2013, March 19). Sjobben of paplam: welk woord bestaat echt? [Sjobbing or paplam: which word really exists?] Het Nieuwsblad. link
  • Zijlmans, M. (2013, March 16). Dossier: Woordenschat [Report: Vocabulary]. de Volkskrant. link

Television Broadcasts

  • Groot Nationaal Onderzoek Taal. (2013, December 15-16). VPRO – NTR – CANVAS link
  • Taaltest [Language Test]. (2013, May 17). Schooltv-weekjournaal. NTR – Teleac. link
  • Groot Nationaal Taalonderzoek [Big National Language Research]. (2013, March 21). Studio MAX Live. Omroep MAX. link

Radio Broadcasts

  • Talen en programmeertalen [Language and Programming Languages]. (2013, October 24), Webgang. Radio Centraal. link
  • Woordentest [Vocabulary test]. (2013, March 18). Hautekiet. Radio 1. link
  • Wie heeft de grootste woordenschat? [Who has the largest vocabulary?]. (2013, March 16). Pavlov. NTR. link

Academic Duties

  • Member of the Data Deposition Committee, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University (2014)
  • Member of the Department Council, Department of Experimental Psychology, Ghent University (2008-2014)

Editorial Activities

  • Guest Editor (with Dave Balota) of a forthcoming special issue of the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology on Megastudies, Crowdsourcing and Big Datasets in Psycholinguistics.
  • Member of the Editorial Board of The Mental Lexicon

Reviewing

  • Ad hoc reviewer for l’Année Psychologique, Behavior Research Methods, Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Frontiers in Psychology – Language Sciences, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, Journal of Memory and Language, Language and Cognitive Processes, Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, Memory and Cognition, The Mental Lexicon, Research on Language and Computation, Psychological Science, Psihologija, Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Suvremena lingvistika.

Membership of Scientific Committees

  • Networds – Word Knowledge and Word Usage:Representations and Processes in the Mental Lexicon, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, March 30th – April 1st 2015.
  • The Mental Lexicon (Niagara on the Lake, 2014)
  • The First Workshop on Computational Approaches to Compound Analysis (COLING, Dublin 2014)
  • Lexical Resources in Psycholinguistic Research (Berlin, 2011)

Organization of conferences and events

  • Psycholinguistics in Flanders VI. Co-organizer. University of Antwerp, June 28–29, 2007.
  • Wetenschapsfeest (National Science Festival). Development and organisation of interactive psycholinguistic experiments. Event held at Flanders Expo, Ghent, October 27–29, 2006.

Technology Transfer

  • Advisor to Zwijsen Publishers on the development of adaptive methods for language learning.

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