Ianthi Tsimpli, born in Athens, Greece, in 1964. Ph.D. from University College, London. Professor of Psycholinguistics at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Guest of the Rector (1 February 2012 – 30 June 2012)
EARLY AND LATE PHENOMENA IN LANGUAGE ACQUISITION: THE BILINGUAL PERSPECTIVE
My research concentrated on bilingualism in children and adults. A joint article with Aafke Hulk on the development of grammatical gender in English-Dutch and English-Greek bilingual children has been submitted for publication. A draft version of a second article, also co-authored with Aafke Hulk, on monolingual development in Greek and Dutch is also completed. A third article (with Eleni Peristeri) on non-verbal cognitive abilities compared to gender production in Serbian-Greek early and late successive bilinguals was also submitted for publication with the aim of addressing age of onset effects of bilingualism on language and cognition. Finally, during my stay at NIAS two new collaborative research projects have begun (one with Kip Williams and the other with Arnoud Arntz). The aims are to evaluate the role of (cognitive and affective) theory-of-mind problems in high-functioning autistic individuals in relation to a) ostracism and b) patients with personality disorders.