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Education and Employment

  • 2010 - present: Full Professor, Center for Language Studies (CLS), Radboud University Nijmegen and from 1 April 2016 also at Faculty of Social Sciences, Donders Center for Cognition
    PI Dutch Science Foundation (NWO) VICI Grant (2015-2020)
    PI at Center for Language Studies, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behavior and MPI for Psycholinguistics
    Director, Multimodal Language and Cognition Lab

  • 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: Times cited: 2000+ h-index=19
    • Google Scholar: 4000+ h-index =22

    Grants & Awards

    • Dutch Science Foundation (NWO) VICI Grant (PI)
      Title: Giving cognition a hand: Linking spatial cognition to linguistic expression in native and late learners of sign language and bimodal bilinguals
      Time period: 2015-2020 (1,5 million €)
    • 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 Geesteswetenschapen: 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; Cognition; Cognitive Linguistics; Developmental Psychology; Child Development; Gesture; 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 and Cognitive Processes Linguistics; Neuropsychologia; Psychological Science; Cross-Cultural Psychology; Language; International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders; Topics In Cognitive Science, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
    • Funding Agencies: National Science Foundation (NSF) (Perception, Action, Cognition Program and Linguistics), USA; Endangered Languages Documentation Program, SOAS, UK; ESRC, UK; British Academy Small Grants; NWO (Dutch Science Foundation) Mozaik, Rubicon, and VIDI programs; European Research Council (ERC); Trust Foundation, UK; NIAS, NL
    • Conferences: Evolution of Language Conference; Cognitive Science Society Conference; International Society for Gesture Studies (ISGS) Conference; International Child Language Conference (IASCL); Boston University Language Development Conference (BUCLD); Experimental Pragmatics; International Conference for Turkish Linguistics; GESPIN

     

    Academic and public Service

    • Chair Jury for best Msc Thesis in Cognitive Neuroscience in Netherlands (2016)
    • Jury Member NWO Humanities PhD Selection Committee (2015)
    • President International Society of Gesture Studies (ISGS) (2014- present)
    • Advisor for Dutch-Kentalis deaf education implementation in a preschool for the deaf in Istanbul (Child Education Center- Cocuk Egitim Dernegi-CED)  (2013- present)
    • Chair of Scientific Board for bimodal bilingual education implementation in a preschool for the deaf in Istanbul (CEV: -Child Education Center- Cocuk Egitim Dernegi)  (2015- present)
    • Advisory Board Member: DCAL (Deafness, Cognition and Language) Center, University College London (2010-2015)
    • Coordinator of Sign and Gesture Topic Meetings, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior (2010-2013)
    • Jury member LOT Dissertation Prize
    • Scientific Board Member, NWO Gravitation Consortium Grant, Language in Interaction
    • Coordinator of Nijmegen Gesture Center (with dr. Judith Holler) (2005-present)
    • Editorial Board: Journal Gesture
    • Review Editorial Board: Frontiers in Language Sciences
    • Editorial Board: WIRES in Cognitive Science
    • Editorial Board: Language, Interaction, Acquisition (LIA)
    • Member of Advice Commission, NWO Dutch Science Foundation MOZAIK program
    • General Secretary of International Society of Gesture Studies (2000-2007)

     

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      Asli Ozyurek

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