feeling patient today
in a rush here!
Hi there! I’m a 25-year-old PhD researcher with roots in the Belgian region of the Kempen (think cows, strawberries and a rustic dialect).
I’m a proud citizen of Antwerp now, from where I commute to the Brussels campus of KU Leuven. There, I work as a PhD student in the Quantitative Lexicology and Variational Linguistics (QLVL) research group, under the supervision of Prof. dr. Eline Zenner and Prof. dr. Laura Rosseel. I’m currently working on project OMG (check it out!), which investigates the development of social meaning of English in Belgian Dutch preadolescents, bringing together developmental sociolinguistics and anglicism research. My PhD encompasses extensive sociolinguistic fieldwork with children in which new methods are applied in order to shed more light on how the social meaning of linguistic variation is acquired.
I spend my spare time cooking and playing around with graphical design. Academic work is more interesting when it pleases the eye, right?