Laura Rosseel

Laura Rosseel is assistant professor in Dutch lanuage and linguistics at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Her research interests mainly lie in the fields of (developmental) sociolinguistics, language variation and change, and experimental linguistics. Her PhD research focused on innovating the measurement of the social meaning of language variation. More specifically, she studied on a number of implicit attitude measures recently developed in social psychology and investigated whether it is possible to adapt these new attitude measures and use them to study language attitudes. In her current work, Laura is further applying these new methods to study the social meaning of language variation in various speech communities, as well as to measure the acquisition of language attitudes in children and adults.

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Vrije Universiteit Brussel


social meaning of language variation, developmental sociolinguistics


Does 'he dived' take longer than 'he dove'? An experimental approach to iconicity in past tense morphology.
Isabeau De Smet, Laura Rosseel

Experimental Methods
Room 5
What can big data tell us about the social meaning of language variation? A case study on socially meaningful spelling variation in English
Laura Rosseel, Dong Nguyen

CMC and Variation in Writing
Room 3