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Professor

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Ruben van de Vijver

Building: 24.53
Floor/Room: 00.98
Phone +49 211 81-11822
Fax +49 211 81-11325(Sekretariat)

Office Hours

Die Sprechstunden am 24.05. und am 31.05.2017 fallen aus.
The office hours on the 24th and 31st of May 2017 will be cancelled.

Mittwoch 14:30-15:30h oder nach Vereinbarung.
Wednesday 14:30-15:30h or by appointment.

[ʀybɛn fɑn də vɛivɘɹ]

 

About me

I am a professor of phonetics and phonology at the Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany.

My research focuses on the question: What do we know about the sound structures in our language? My research interests, therefore, involve phonetics and phonology, the acquisition of sounds, morphophonology and morphology. I am furthermore interested in the interface between phonetics and phonology as well as the interface between morphology and phonology.

Research Areas
  • Acquisition
  • Frames
  • Laboratory Phonology
  • Metrical Phonology
  • Morphology
  • Morphophonology
  • Phonetics
  • Phonology
  • Prosodic Morphology
  • Sociophonetics
  • The Role of Phonetics in Phonology
Projects
  • undefinedSFB 991 (July 2015 - June 2019; funded by the DFG)
    • undefinedD05: Frames in Morphophonology: Paradigms as Frames
  • undefinedResearch Unit 'Spoken Morphology' (Oct. 2015 - Sep. 2018; funded by the DFG)
    • undefinedMALT: Maltese plurals: phonotactics, variation and the structure of the mental lexicon
  • undefinedFiP (July 2013 - June 2015; funded by the Strategischer Forschungsfonds (SFF))
    • Frames in phonology: Paradigms as representations
Languages I do research on
  • Dutch
  • English
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Hungarian
  • Korean
  • Maltese
  • Polish
Courses
  • WS 2015/2016
    • Einführung in die Phonetik
    • Phonetically Based Phonology
    • Masterseminar Phonologisches und Psycholinguistisches Kolloquium
  • SoSe 2015
    • Einführung in die Phonologie
    • Paradigms: Phonology in Morphology
  • WiSe 2014/2015
    • Einführung in die Phonetik
    • Morphophonologie
  • SoSe 2014
    • Einführung in die Phonologie
    • Methodenkurs Phonetik & Phonologie
  • WiSe 2013/2014
    • Einführung in die Phonetik
    • Merkmalstheorien
  • SoSe 2013          
    • Methodenkurs Phonetik & Phonologie
    • Inkomplette Neutralisierung
    • Artificial Language Paradigms
My Team

Dr. Dinah Baer-Henney

Jessica Nieder, M.A.

Kim Strütjen, M.A.

Vasiliki Tsouni, M.A.

 

 

 

 

Publications

(to appear) Baer-Henney, D. & Kügler, F. & R. van de Vijver. The interaction of language-specific and universal factors during the acquisition of morphophonemic alternations with exceptions. Cognitive Science.

(2014) van de Vijver, R. & D. Baer-Henney. Developing biases. Frontiers in Psychology, section Language Sciences.

(2013) van de Vijver, R. & D. Baer-Henney. On the Development of the Productivity of Plural Suffixes in German. Proc. 37th BUCLD Vol. 2, 444–455.

(2012) Baer-Henney, D. & R. van de Vijver. On the role of substance, locality and amount of exposure in the acquisition of morphophonemic alternations. Laboratory Phonology Vol. 3(2), 221–249.

(2012) van de Vijver, R. & D. Baer-Henney. Sonority intuitions are provided by the lexicon. In: The Sonority Controversy. Steve Parker (ed.). Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

(2012) van de Vijver, R. & D. Baer-Henney. Voice more, front less: On the development of knowledge of voicing and vowel alternations in German nouns by 5 year-olds, 7 year-olds and adults. Proc. 36th BUCLD Vol. 2, 660–672.

(2011) van de Vijver, R. & D. Baer-Henney. Acquisition of voicing and vowel alternations in German. Proc. 35th BUCLD Vol. 2, 603–615.

Lectures

(forthcoming) van de Vijver, R. & D. Baer-Henney. Learners' little helper. Invited talk at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain 2014, Oxford.

(forthcoming) Baer-Henney, D. & Kügler, F. & R. van de Vijver. A gradient substantive learning bias in phonology. Talk to be held at 22nd Manchester Phonology Meeting, Manchester.

(2013) Baer-Henney, D. & Kügler, F. & R. van de Vijver. Learning irregular alternations: How language-specific and universal factors interact. Posterpräsentation bei 9. Phonetik und Phonologie Tagung, Zürich.

(2013) van de Vijver, R. & Yildirim, Ü. & D. Baer-Henney. Confidence in generalizations: Turkish and German plural productivity. Talk at Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition, Oldenburg.

(2013) Baer-Henney, D. & Kügler, F. & R. van de Vijver. The acquisition of morphophonemic alternations with exceptions. Posterpräsentation bei 21. Manchester Phonology Meeting, Manchester.

(2012) van de Vijver, R. & D. Baer-Henney. On the development of the productivity of plural suffixes in German. Talk at Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 37), Boston.

(2012) Baer-Henney, D. & Kügler, F. & R. van de Vijver. The interaction of L1 phonotactics and substance during acquisition of morphophonemic alternations with exceptions. Posterpräsentation bei LabPhon 13, Stuttgart.

(2012) van de Vijver, R. & D. Baer-Henney. On the acquisition of alternations in German nouns. Talk at Sattelite Workshop of LabPhon 13: Phonological and phonetic competence: between grammar, signal processing, and neural activity. Final Symposium of the DFG Priority programme 1234, Stuttgart.

(2012) Baer-Henney, D. & R. van de Vijver. Substance, locality and amount of exposure in the acquisition of morphophonemic alternations. Invited talk at Graduiertenkolleg DFG GRK 1624 „Frequenzeffekte in der Sprache“, Freiburg.

(2012) van de Vijver, R. & D. Baer-Henney. The interaction of frequency and other fac- tors in the acquisition of morphophonological alternations. Invited talk at Graduiertenkolleg DFG GRK 1624 „Frequenzeffekte in der Sprache“, Freiburg.

(2012) Baer-Henney, D. & R. van de Vijver. What makes a difference? Substance, locality and amount of exposure in the acquisition of morphophonemic alternations. Talk at 9. Old World Conference in Phonology, Berlin.

(2011) van de Vijver, R. & D. Baer-Henney. Voice less, front more. On the development of knowledge of voicing and vowel alternations in German nouns by 5 year-olds, 7 year-olds and adults. Talk at Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 36), Boston.

(2011) Baer-Henney, D. & R. van de Vijver. Not all are equal: On the interaction between substance, locality and amount of exposure in the acquisition of morphophonemic alternations. Talk at 7. Phonetik und Phonologie Tagung, Osnabrück.

(2011) van de Vijver, R. & D. Baer-Henney. On the productivity of voicing and vowel alternation in German. Talk at Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition, Thessaloniki.

(2011) van de Vijver, R. & D. Baer-Henney. The acquisition of voicing and vowel alterna- tions in German morphophonology. Talk at 6. jährliches Treffen des SPP 1234, Marburg.

(2011) van de Vijver, R. & D. Baer-Henney. On the role of substance and frequency in generalizing alternations to nonces by adults and children. Talk at 8. Old World Conference in Phonology, Marrakesch.

(2010) van de Vijver, R. & D. Baer-Henney. The role of containment and rules in the acquisition of underlying forms. Talk at Conference on Competing Motivations, Leipzig.

(2010) van de Vijver, R. & D. Baer-Henney. Acquisition of alternations. Talk at 5. jährliches Treffen des SPP 1234, München.

(2010) van de Vijver, R. & D. Baer-Henney. Acquisition of voicing and vowel alternations in German. Posterpräsentation bei Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 35), Boston.

(2010) van de Vijver, R. & D. Baer-Henney. Acquisition of alternations. Talk at 6. Phonetik und Phonologie Tagung, Frankfurt a.M..

(2010) Baer-Henney, D. & R. van de Vijver. Learning morphophonemic alternations: Effects of naturalness and frequency. Posterpräsentation bei 18. Manchester Phonology Meeting, Manchester.

(2010) van de Vijver, R. & D. Baer-Henney. An experimental study of the acquisition of natural and unnatural alternations by German children. Posterpräsentation bei 7. Old World Conference in Phonology, Nizza.

Memberships

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft 
  • Association for Laboratory Phonology
  • GĦILM (International Association of Maltese Linguistics)

 

 

 

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