Nivja de Jong
Senior University Lecturer
Nivja de Jong is a Senior University Lecturer at the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics.
Nivja de Jong is Associate Professor in Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands. In 2002, she received her PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Linguistics and Radboud University Nijmegen on the topic of lexical access within psycholinguistics. Since then, through a postdoc on psycholinguistic mechanisms of speaking (University of Edinburgh) and a postdoc on facets of second language (L2) speaking (University of Amsterdam), her research has been on second language (L2) speaking, L2 learning, and language testing.
At Utrecht University, as Assistant Professor, she was PI on a project on L2 fluency. Currently, she supervises PhD students on diverse topics in the field of language learning. She holds a dual position at ICLON and at the Faculty of Humanities (within the Faculty affiliated to LUCL and LIAS). She is chair of the Language Learning Resource Centre at Leiden University and member of the national Meesterschapsteam Moderne Vreemde Talen.
- 2020-2021 - New Research project 'Validating the construct of fluency in Swiss German Sign Language: An exploratory study'. The aim of the project is to systematically investigate the construct of sign language fluency in Swiss German Sign Language (DSGS). Research partner: Tobias Haug from Interkantonale Hochschule für Heilpädagogik (Zürich).
ILTA Best Article Award 2018 https://www.iltaonline.com/news/477048/ILTA-Best-Article-Award-for-2018.htm
Degener, J. (2019, August 29). Sprechtempo: Immer mit der Ruhe. https://www.dw.com/de/sprechtempo-immer-mit-der-ruhe/a-50218439
Sandoval, E. (2019, September 4). How do we measure language fluency? https://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190903-linguistic-fluency-proficiency-second-language-learning
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