Fachgebiet Psycholinguistics

Dr. Leigh Fernandez

Office: Building 57, Room 423

E-mail: leigh.fernandez[at]sowi.uni-kl.de

Phone: +49(0)631-205-4138

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

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

Education

2016

Joint Doctorate of Philosophy - Brain & Language
University of Potsdam, Macquarie University & Newcastle University
Thesis topic: Investigating Word Order Processing using Pupillometry and Event-Related Potentials

2014

Master of Philosophy - Psychology (specialization Psycholinguistics)
Northumbria University Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Thesis topic: Pupillometry and Filler Gap Dependencies

2009

Joint Master of Science - Clinical Linguistics
University of Eastern Finland & University of Potsdam
Thesis topic: Vocal Convergence of Chimpanzee Rough Grunts

2005

Bachelor of Science - Psychology
Central Washington University Ellensburg, WA, USA
Thesis topic: Schedules of Enrichment in Captive Zoo Animals

Bachelor of Arts - Primate Behavior & Ecology
Central Washington University Ellensburg, WA, USA
Thesis topic: Agonistic buffering in Tibetan Macaques

Experience

Sept. 2010 May. 2012

Part Time Lecturer Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Northumbria University, Department of Psychology
- Advanced Cognitive Psychology
- Psychology Laboratory Experience and Skills

Jan. 2004 May. 2004

Teaching Assistant Ellensburg, WA, USA
Central Washington University, Department of Psychology
- Psychology of Learning

Additional Certifications

- ERP Certification Sydney, Australia
Macquarie University The Cognitive Science ERP-FRP Laboratory June, 2014

- Certificate in Analytics and Statistical Studies
The Institute for Statistics Education 2013-2018

Programming & Statistical Skills

R, LATEX, Experiment Builder & DataViewer, Neuroscan, Microsoft Office
Familiarity:  SPSS, SQL, Python, Matlab (EEGLAB, Psychtoolbox), Tobii Studio

Publications

Azpiroz, M.I., Allen. S.E.M., Katsika, K., & Fernandez, L.B. (2019). Psycholinguistic approaches to production and comprehension in bilingual adults and children. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 9, 505-513.

Fernandez, L.B., Engelhardt, P.E., Patarroyo, A.G. & Allen. S.E.M. (under revision). Examining the VWP methodology: Considering the impact of speech rate on aging and native language.

Fernandez, L.B., Bothe, R. & Allen. S.E.M. (under revision). The role of L1 reading direction on L2 perceptual span: An eye tracking study investigating Hindi and Urdu.

Fernandez, L.B., Höhle, B., Brock, J., & Nickels, L. (2018). Investigating auditory processing of syntactic gaps with L2 speakers using pupillometry. Second Language Research, 34, 201-227.

Fernandez, L.B. (2016). Investigating word order processing using pupillometry and event-related potentials. Potsdam: Universität Potsdam

Paul E. Engelhardt & Fernandez, L.B. (2014). Measures in sentence processing: Eye tracking and pupillometry. Cognitive Processing, 15, S15-S16.

Fernandez, L.B. (2013). Pupillometry and filler gap dependencies. Master of philosophy thesis, Northumbria University.

 

Conference Presentations, Workshop Presentations & Invited Colloquia

Fernandez, L.B.,Engelhardt, P.E., Patarroyo, A.G & Allen, S.E.M. (March, 2020). The impact of speech rate on anticipatory eye movements in L1 aging and in L2 speakers. Presentation given at the DGfS Annual Meeting 2020, Diversity and Prediction in Language Processing: Influences of Speaker, Register, and Experimental Method. Hamburg, Germany.

Fernandez, L.B., Engelhardt, P.E., Patarroyo, A.G & Allen, S.E.M. (Sept, 2019). The impact of auditory presentation speed on anticipatory eye movements in L2 speakers of English and older and younger L1 speakers of English. Presentation given at the Discourse expectations: theoretical, experimental, and computational perspective. Berlin, Germany.

Fernandez, L.B., Scheepers, C., & Allen, S.E.M. (Aug, 2019). The impact of uninformative parafoveal masks on L1 and late L2 speakers. Presentation given at the European Conference on Eye Movements. Alicante, Spain.

Fernandez, L.B., Gamboa, J., & Allen, S.E.M. (Sept, 2018). On-line Evidence for Processing Difficulties with Nominal Compounds in Native Speakers of English. Presentation given at the International Conference on the Mental Lexicon. Edmonton, Canada.

Fernandez, L.B. (2018). The influence of orthography on L2 parafoveal processing. Presentation given at the University of Osnabrück. Osnabrück, Germany.

Fernandez, L.B., Pire, N., & Allen, S.E.M (Nov., 2017). Parafoveal processing in L2 speakers of English. Presentation given at the Conference on Multilingualism (COM). Groningen, Netherlands.

Fernandez, L.B., Pire, N., & Allen, S.E.M (Sept., 2017). Parafoveally-viewed expectation and frequency information in native and L2 speakers. Presentation given at the International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech (ISMBS). Chania, Greece.

Fernandez, L.B., Höhle, B., Brock, J., & Nickels, L. (March, 2017). Investigating gap processing with L2 speakers using pupillometry. Presentation given at the University of Reading psycholinguistics lab. Reading, UK.

Allen. S.E.M., Fernandez, L.B., Elliott, M., Powers, H., Family, N., & Katsika, K. (Sept., 2016). L2 processing of complex noun phrases in English. Presentation given at the Conference on Multilingualism (COM). Ghent, Belgium.

Fernandez, L.B., Ho ̈hle, B., Brock, J., & Nickels, L. (April, 2016). Investigating gap processing with L2 speakers using pupillometry. Presentation given at the International Symposium on Bilingual Processing in Adults and Children (ISBPAC). Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Fernandez, L.B. (February, 2015). Exploring animacy in object relative clauses using ERP (& Pupillometry). Colloquium at the IDEALAB Winter School. University of Trento, Rovereto, Italy.

Engelhardt, P.E., & Fernandez, L.B. (September, 2014). Measures in sentence processing: Eye tracking and pupillometry. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of German Cognitive Science Society (Kogwis). Tubingen, Germany.

Fernandez, L.B. (February, 2013). Eye tracking and Broca’s aphasia. Colloquium at the IDEALAB Winter School. University of Trento, Rovereto, Italy.

Fernandez, L.B., Engelhardt, P. E., Coventry, K. R., & Jonkers, R. (April, 2011). Eye tracking and syntactic deficit in Broca’s aphasia. Presentation given at the British Aphasia Society Research in Progress Meeting. Glasgow, UK.


 

 

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