Fachgebiet Psycholinguistics

Alina Kholodova

Office: Building 57, Room 536

E-mail: alina.kholodova[at]sowi.uni-kl.de

Phone: +49(0)-631-205-5052

Fax: +49(0)-631-205-5182

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

Academic Employment

since 2012
Researcher (wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin)/Doctoral Student, University of Kaiserslautern, Psycholinguistics and Language Development Group, Department of Social Sciences

2010-2012     
Teacher of German, Humboldt Institute, Konstanz, Germany

2008-2009
Teacher of German, National University of J. Fedkovych, Chernivtsi, Ukraine, Faculty of Theory and Practice in Translation, Department of Foreign Languages


Education

2009
Master in English Language and Literature, National University of J. Fedkovych, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

2008
Bachelor in English Language and Literature, National University of J. Fedkovych, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

2007
Master in German Language and Literature, National University of J. Fedkovych, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

2006
Bachelor in German Language and Literature, National University of J. Fedkovych, Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Professional Training

June 2018
30 hours course on “Statistics for linguists with R” with Stefan Gries,  Center for Literacy & Multilingualism, Reading, UK.

March 2014
One-day workshop on Statistics for linguists: a practical introduction to 'R'. Phillips University of Marburg, Germany.

August 2013
Language Acquisition Summer School, German Linguistic Society (DGfS), Berlin, Germany

February 2013
Two-day eye tracking training on EyeLink 1000, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.

July 2012
Bilingualism Summer School, University of Bangor, Bangor, UK


Research Interests 
I am interested in syntactic developmental patterns in L1 and L2 acquisition processes in children and adults. In my first master thesis, I investigated syntactic proficiency in Russian-German bilingual children for both languages. The second master thesis dealt with age effects and the critical period hypothesis in Russian-German and English-German bilingual adults. In my current project, I am focusing on syntactic representations in L1 and L2 German children and adults by using a syntactic priming paradigm. Specifically, I am looking at processing divergences across groups and how these change over development.
 

Conference Presentations

2018

Kholodova, A., Rowland, C., Peter, M., & Allen, S. (April 2018) Syntactic priming in a structurally biased language: Investigating abstract representations in monolingual and bilingual children over development, Transdisciplinary Approaches to Language Variation (TALV), Tromso, Norway

2017

Kholodova, A., Rowland, C., Peter, M., & Allen, S. (October 2017) Syntactic priming in a structurally biased language: Investigating processing mechanisms over development, Many Paths to Language (MPaL), Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Kholodova, A., Rowland, C., Peter, M., & Allen, S. (September 2017). Ditransitive syntactic priming in a biased language: Investigating abstract representations over development. Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE) 50th annual meeting. Zürich, Switzerland.

Kholodova, A., Rowland, C., Peter, M., & Allen, S. (September 2017). Syntactic priming in a structurally biased language: Investigating abstract representations over development. International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech (ISMBS). Chania, Crete, Greece.

Kholodova, A., Rowland, C., Peter, M., & Allen, S. (May 2017). Syntactic priming in a strongly biased language: Investigating Continuity of processing mechanisms. Linguistic Diversity Meets The Brain (LDMTB): Future directions in the language sciences. Zürich, Switzerland.

2014

Kholodova, A. & Allen, S. (July 2014). Cross-linguistic structural priming in German-English bilingual children. Cross-linguistic Perspectives on Language Learning and Processing (CLiP). Tübingen, Germany.

Kholodova, A. & Allen, S. (April 2014). A cross-linguistic study on the Dative alternation: Structural Priming in German-English bilingual children. Sprachwissenschaftliche Tagung für Promotionsstudierende (STaPs) - Linguistic Science Conference., 5. Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany.

 

Selected Recent Publications

Kushneryk W. & Kholodova A. (2011) "Виявлення природнодинамічного підходу до процесу засвоєння мови різновікових категорій білінгвів", [Detection of the naturally dynamic approach in the acquisition process at various age onsets in bilinguals.] Journal of Bukowina, 3, pp. 236 - 240.[pdf]

Kholodova A. (2009). "Феномен інтерференції у мовленні дітей білінгвів ", "The Phenomenon of Interference in Children's Speech", Theoretical and  Applied Linguistics on German Philology, National University of J.Fedkovych,  Chernivtsi,  pp. 264-269. [pdf]

Kholodova A., Kuschneryk W. (2008) "До проблеми лінгво-культурної свідомості білінгва", "The Problem of Linguistic and Cultural Consciousness of a Bilingual" Theoretical  and Applied Linguistics on German Philology, National University of J.Fedkovych, Chernivtsi, pp. 213 - 219. [pdf]
 
 Teaching at the University of Kaiserslautern

  • "Heterogene Lerngruppen: Sprache in der Schule" (Heterogeneous learning groups: Language at school) for teacher-training students in various content area subjects
  • Follow up Seminar in development “Sprachförderung im Fach als Teil des Lehrberufs” (Language training within a subject as part of the teaching profession)
  • English, levels A2 - B1
  • German, levels A1-C1
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