EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2022-2024
SIMONE E. PFENNINGER is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Zurich. Her principal research areas are multilingualism, psycholinguistics and variationist SLA, especially in regard to quantitative approaches and statistical methods and techniques for language application in education. Recent books include Intra-individual Variation in Language (2021, co-edited, De Gruyter), The Changing English Language: Psycholinguistic Perspectives (2017, co-edited, CUP), and Beyond Age Effects in Instructional L2 Learning: Revisiting the Age Factor (2021, co-edited, Multilingual Matters). She is co-editor of the Second Language Acquisition book series for Multilingual Matters and Vice President of the European Second Language Association (EuroSLA).
GREG POARCH is Assistant Professor at the Department of English Language and Culture of the University of Groningen. He studied in Darmstadt and has held various positions as researcher and lecturer in Frankfurt, Toronto, Tübingen, and Münster. His research interests cover psycholinguistic, cognitive, and social aspects of multilingualism (cross-linguistic interaction and cognitive control in multilinguals, the multilingual mental lexicon, and the implications of societal multilingualism for language education). His son Loïc grew up with three languages (Dutch, English, & German).
PERNELLE LORETTE is a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Department of Psycholinguistcs of the University of Mannheim, Germany. Her PhD project focused on the cross-linguistic and cross-cultural communication of emotions. She is currently mainly conducting psycholinguistic experiments investigating L2 processing on the one hand, and the interface between language and cognition on the other. Her research interests also include sociopragmatics, affective factors in SLA and phonetic aspects of language contact. She teaches introductory and more advanced courses in linguistics and research methods, mainly aimed at BA students.
RICHARD NIGHTINGALE is Associate Professor in the Department of English Studies at Universitat Jaume I, where he teaches sociolinguistics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is also co-director of the English Language Teaching and Acquisition in Multilingual Contexts (MELACOM) MA programme. Richard has published research on topics relating to sociolinguistics, multilingualism, pragmatics, and affective/contextual factors, and has presented his work at numerous international conferences.
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STELA LETICA KREVELJ is Assistant Professor at the English Department, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia. She is teaching MA courses on Multilingualism, Bilingualism and Second/Third language acquisition. She has been a collaborator on several international projects related to psycholinguistic aspects of multilingualism, second / third language acquisition, and methodological and ethical issues in applied linguistics research.
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ELIANE LORENZ is a senior researcher and lecturer at Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany. In addition, she is an affiliated researcher at NTNU, Norway, as part of the project The Acquisition of English in the Multilingual Classroom. She completed her PhD in English Linguistics at the University of Hamburg in 2019. Her research interests include second and third language acquisition, crosslinguistic influence, heritage bilingualism, learner corpus research, and contrastive linguistics. She is author of the monograph Crosslinguistic influence in L3 acquisition: Bilingual heritages speakers in Germany (2022, Routledge) and co-edited the Special Issue Learning and teaching of English in the multilingual classroom: English teachers’ perspectives, practices, and purposes (2022, Languages).