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Curriculum Vitae

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Education and Employment

  • 2010-present: Professor, Department of Linguistics, Center for Language Studies (CLS), Radboud University Nijmegen
    PI of VIDI grant supported by Dutch Science Foundation (2007-2012)
    PI of European Research Council Starting Grant (ERC) (2010-2015)
    Co-Host of Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship (2010-2012)
    PI of Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship (2012-2014)
      • 2007-2010: Associate Professor (UHD), Department of Linguistics, Center for Language Studies (CLS), Radboud University Nijmegen
        • 2000-2003: Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey
        • 1997-2000: Visiting Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen
        • 1994: M.A. in Psychology (Developmental), The University of Chicago

         

        Other Academic Affiliations

        • Research associate at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
        • Research Fellow Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior, Radboud University Nijmegen

        Academic Standing

        • Web of Science (December, 2013): Times cited: 745  h-index=14

        Grants & Awards

        • Dutch Science Foundation (NWO) Gravitation Grant (co-PI)
          Title: Language in Interaction
          Time period: 2013-2023 (27,6 million €)
          In collaboration with: All Principal Investigators of the Gravitation project, Scientifc Board Member
        • Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IEF (PI)
          Title: Demonstration Design
          Training fellow: Dr. Emanuela Campisi
          Time period: 2012-2014
        • Dutch Science Foundation (NWO) Internationalisering in Geestwetenschapen: Internationalization in Humanities (co-PI) Grant for organizing international workshops
          Title: Socio-cognitive mechanisms of symbolic communication
          Time period: 2012-2014 (36,000 €)
          In collaboration with: Dr. Paul Vogt (Tilbug University)
        • Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IEF (co-host)
          Title: From action to communication: the role of intention and social cues in the perception of gestures as communicative acts
          Training fellow: Dr. Judith Holler (hosting in collaboration with prof. Hagoort)
          Time period: 2010-2013
        • European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant (PI)
          Title: Language in our hands: The role of modality in shaping development of spatial language in deaf and hearing children
          Time period: 2010-2015 (1,2 million €)
        • Dutch Science Foundation (NWO) VIDI Grant (PI)
          Title: Role of modality in shaping sign language structure
          Time period: 2007-2012 (600,000 €)
        • Dutch Science Foundation (NWO) ASPASIA award
          Time period: 2007-2012 (100,000 €)
        • Turkish Academy of Sciences, Young Scientist Award (TUBA-GEBIP)
          Time period: 2001-2004 (30,000 $)
        • US National Institutes of Health (NIH), Major Grant (co-PI)
          Title: The development of spontaneous gesture systems in deaf children (continuation)
          Time period: 2006-2011 (250,000 $)
          In collaboration with: Prof. Susan Goldin-Meadow
        • US National Institutes of Health (NIH), Major Grant (co-PI)
          Title: The development of spontaneous gesture systems in deaf children in four cultures
          Time period: 2000-2005 (250,000 $)
          In collaboration with: Prof. Susan Goldin-Meadow
        • US National Science Foundation (NSF). Major Grant (co-PI)
          Linguistics Program and Child Learning and Development Program
          Title: A crosslinguistic developmental study of spatial thinking and speaking: What do spontaneous gestures reveal?
          Time period: 2000-2003 (35,000 $)
          In collaboration with: Dr. Shanley Allen & dr. Sotaro Kita
        • Fellowship for the promotion of scientific cooperation
          Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The Netherlands
          Time period: summer 2001
        • Visiting Fellowship
          Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The Netherlands
          Time period: 1997-2000
        • Irving Harris Developmental Psychology Grant
          University of Chicago, United States of America
          Time period: 1996-1997
        • John Dewey Lectureship award
          University of Chicago, United States of America
          Time period: 1996

        Reviewing

        • International Journals: Autism Research ; Brain and Language ; Brain Research ; Cerebral Cortex ; Child Development ; Cognition ; Cognitive Linguistics ; Cross-Cultural Psychology ; Developmental Psychology ; Gesture ; International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders ; Journal of Applied Psycholinguistics ; Journal of Bilingualism and Cognition ; Journal of Child Language ; Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience ; Journal of Cognitive Science ; Journal of Experimental Psychology: General ; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning and Memory ; Journal of Language and Development ; Journal of Memory and Language ; Language ; Language and Cognitive Processes ; Linguistics ; Neuropsychologia ; Psychological Science, Human Brain Mapping, Neuroimage, Topics In Cognitive Science, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
        • Funding Agencies: National Science Foundation (NSF) (Perception, Action, Cognition programme and Linguistics), USA ; Endangered Languages Documentation Program, SOAS, UK ; ESRC, UK ; British Academy Small Grants;  NWO (Dutch Science Foundation) Mozaik and Rubicon programmes; VIDI ; European Research Council (ERC) ; Trust Foundation, UK
        • Conferences: Evolution of Language Conference ; Cognitive Science Society Conference ; International Society for Gesture Studies (ISGS) Conference ; International Child Language Conference ; Boston University Language Development Conference; Experimental Pragmatics

         

        Academic Service

        • Co-ordinator of Nijmegen Gesture Center (NGC) (with dr. Judith Holler)
        • Co-ordinator of Sign and Gesture Topic Meetings, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior Institute
        • Editorial Board: Journal Gesture
        • Review Editorial Board: Frontiers in Language Sciences
        • Advisory Board: WIRES in Cognitive Science
        • Advisory Board Member: DCAL (Deafness, Cognition and Language) Center,  University College London
        • Member of Advise Commission, NWO Dutch Science Foundation MOZAIK programme
        • Board Member : NSF funded Sign-Type Research project, University of Connecticut
        • Invited member of Spatial Network of Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC), a National Science Foundation (USA) Science of Learning Center
        • 2000-2007: General Secretary of International Society of Gesture Studies

         

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          Asli Ozyurek

          Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
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