Sarah completed her BA in General Linguistics and English Studies at the University of Göttingen in 2014. As for her bachelor thesis, she worked in the WortSchatzInsel on a study on orthographical activation during auditory speech processing in adults. In 2014/2015, she attended the University College London and was awarded an MSc in Language Sciences. Her research focused mainly on the acquisition of pragmatic elements, namely scalar implicatures, in young children, and how contextual and structural components can influence children’s performance.
In October 2015, Sarah joined the Free Floater Research Group Language Acquisition as a PhD student. In her work, she investigates how actions can help learning novel words addressing cross-domain influences of word and action learning. This is part of a collaborative project with Maurits Adam and Birgit Elsner from Potsdam. Further, she is interested in how context, prosocial behaviour, and linguistic structures can affect the acquisition of semantic and pragmatic elements.
Prof. Dr. Nivedita Mani (Georg-August-University Göttingen)
Prof. Dr. Birgit Elsner (University of Potsdam)