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Dr. Henriëtte Hendriks

Dr. Henriëtte Hendriks

Reader in Language Acquisition and Cognition

Co-Chair of the Steering Committee of the Cambridge Language Sciences Strategic Initiative

The interaction between language acquisition and cognition


Office Phone: (+44) (0)1223 767383

Research Interests

My principal interests are in applied- and psycholinguistics and more specifically in the interaction between language acquisition and cognition and language acquisition and culture, involving languages as different as Dutch, German, English, French, Chinese and Polish. Specific research questions regard the influence of language-specific differences on first- and second-language acquisition, and the effects of cognitive maturity on the acquisition process.

Keywords

  • Cognition
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Second language acquisition
  • First language acquisition

Key Publications

Hendriks, H., & Hickmann, M. (2011). Space in second language acquisition. In Vivian Cook and Benedetta Bassetti (eds.) Language and Bilingual Cognition. Hove, UK: Psychology Press, pp. 315-339. ISBN: 978-1-84872-924-7.

Hickmann, M., Hendriks, H., & Gullberg, M. (2011). How to talk and gesture about motion in French and English: cross-linguistic and developmental perspectives. In Langage, Interaction et Acquisition, 2,1. Grammaticalization and language acquisition: nouns and verbs across languages, 2:1, pp. 129-156.

Ji, Y., Hendriks, H., Hickmann, M. (2011). Children’s expression of voluntary motion events in English and Chinese. Journal of Foreign Languages, 34, 4. Pp. 2–20.

Ji, Y., Hendriks, H., Hickmann, M. (2011). The expression of caused motion events in Chinese and in English: some typological issues. Linguistics, 49, 5. Pp. 1041-1076.

Hendriks, H., Hickmann, M, & Lindner, K. (2010). Space, language, and cognition: New advances in acquisition research. In Hendriks, Hickmann, & Lindner (eds.) Space, language, and cognition: developmental perspectives. Special issue of Cognitive Linguistics, 181-188. ISSN: 0936-5907.

Hickmann, M., & Hendriks, H. (2010). Typological constraints on the acquisition of spatial language in French and English. In Hendriks, Hickmann, & Lindner (eds.) Space, language, and cognition: developmental perspectives. Special issue of Cognitive Linguistics, Pp. 189-215. ISSN: 0936-5907.

Hendriks, H., Hickmann, M., & Demagny, A.C. (2008). How English native speakers learn to express caused motion in English and French. In: Acquisition et Interaction en Langue Étrangère, 27. Pp.15-41. ISSN: 1234-969X.