Eileen Waegemaekers
eileenw@hku.hk

I recently obtained my PhD  at HKU exploring cognitive models of competition and selection. My main interest lies in understanding what happens in the mind of an individual speaker when she innovates, with a focus on how multilingualism brings about language change. In my project, I use computational modelling and corpus data to address these questions. I am also trying to grasp the nature of linguistic representations. Besides my PhD project, I am currently involved in a reaction time study looking at phonological neighbourhood density effects in Mandarin and at the LDL we are working on a priming study that investigates the processing of multimorphemic words.