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Jorrig Vogels

I am a postdoctoral researcher with an interest in how people refer to things in the world around them. Using language production experiments, I investigate the mechanisms behind speakers' linguistic choices, such as the use of a pronoun (e.g. she) or a more specific description (e.g. the girl). In 2014, I received my PhD from Tilburg University, with a dissertation on the interaction between linguistic and non-linguistic factors in referential choices. After that, I went to Saarland University to investigate language production and comprehension processes in dual task settings using pupillometry. As of 2017, I am working on my own NWO Veni project 'Try to see it my way' at the University of Groningen, in which I explore to what degree speakers take the perspective of their listeners into account when referring to something.