Sofie Schoonbaert
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Department of Experimental Psychology

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Department of Experimental Psychology
Ghent University
Henri Dunantlaan 2
B-9000    Ghent, Belgium
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e-mail:  Sofie DOT Schoonbaert AT Ugent DOT be


2004 -                    Research Assistent of the Research Foundation - Flanders, Ghent University, Belgium/ PhD.-student, Ghent University.
2003 -    2004        PhD.-student, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium (grant awarded to Rob Hartsuiker).
1998 -    2003        Undergraduate Student, Ghent University, Belgium

2002                       Training Period at Jonathan Grainger's Lab/CNRS, University of Provence, Aix-Marseille, France (4months)

Research Interests

Ongoing research

For the following two years (Oct. 2004 - 2006), the Research Foundation of Flanders is offering me a grant to extend my previous research on BILINGUAL WORD RECOGNITION

Project Name:  Language representation and processes in bilingual memory

Promotor: Rob Hartsuiker


Previous Research

  • BILINGUAL SENTENCE PRODUCTION: Syntactic priming paradigm (2004)

Research I have done from January 'till October 2004 as a pre-doc researcher

in collaboration with Rob Hartsuiker (promotor), and Martin Pickering (co-promotor).


  • PRINTED WORD PERCEPTION: Letter position coding (2003)

Results from my training period at Jonathan Grainger's CNRS lab in Aix-en-Provence, France.


  • BILINGUAL WORD RECOGNITION: Cross-language priming (2003)  

Unpublished Master Thesis (in Dutch):

Onderzoek naar de talige organisatie bij meertaligen. [Language organisation in multilinguals.]

in collaboration with Wouter Duyck, and Marc Brysbaert (promotor).

Selected Publications

In journals

Schoonbaert, S., & Grainger, J. (2004). Letter position coding in printed word perception: Effects of repeated and transposed letters. Language and Cognitive Processes, 19(3), 333-367.

Not in journals

Hartsuiker, R. J., Schoonbaert, S., & Pickering, M. J. (forthcoming). Lexical and syntactic access in bilingual language production. In J. Morais & G. D'Ydewalle (Eds.), Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition. Brussels:  Royal Belgium Academy of Sciences.

Schoonbaert, S., Hartsuiker, R. J., & Pickering, M. J. (2005). Translation equivalence enhances cross-linguistic syntactic priming. Poster Presented at the CUNY conference, Tucson, AZ.