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M.B.J. (Maria) Mos


Docent & Onderzoeker

Tilburg School of Humanities
Department of Communication and Information Sciences

 

Expertise

My research focuses on linguistic mental representations, more specifically on frequency-driven and context-defined representations. To what extent do we know, either explicitly or implicitly, in what contexts (sentences, but also different text types) words and phrases typically occur? Do we make use of this knowledge when we process language? Is it easier to read and understand a word, an expression or a text when it is placed in its normal, typical context? And what does this tell us about the ways in which our knowledge of language is organized?

In my PhD-research, finished in 2010, the main research question was to what extent  implicit or explicit knowledge of morphological structure of lexical items plays a role in the mental lexicon. I looked at both the acquisition of new words and the processing of known words. Experiments to answer this question were carried out by monolingual Dutch children in primary school as well as their bilingual classmates who learn Dutch as a second language.

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Publications

Most recent publications

  • Mos, M.B.J., & Wijk, C. van (2013). Inventief evalueren in reclame; algemene effecten en modererende factoren. In R. Boogaart & H. Jansen (Eds.), Studies in taalbeheersing IV (pp. 279-289). Assen: Van Gorcum. Further information
  • Mos, M.B.J., Bosch, A. van den, & Berck, P.J. (2012). The predictive value of word-level perplexity in human sentence processing: A case study on fixed adjective-preposition constructions in Dutch. In S. Gries & D. Divjak (Eds.), Frequency effects in language learning and processing (pp. 207-239). Berlijn: De Gruyter. Further information
  • Mos, M.B.J. (2012). Het herkennen van woorden en grammaticale sequenties door kinderen: een voortschrijdende ontwikkeling van automatisering. In N. de Jong, K. Juffermans, M. Keijzer, & L. Rasier (Eds.), Papers of the Anela 2012 Applied Linguistics Conference (pp. 126-135). Delft: Eburon. Further information
  • Backus, A., & Mos, M.B.J. (2011). Islands of (im)productivity in corpus data and acceptability judgments: Constructing two potentiality constructions in Dutch. In D. Schonefeld (Ed.), Converging Evidence. Methodological and theoretical issues for linguistic research (pp. 165-192). Amsterdam: Benjamins. Further information
  • Mos, M.B.J. (2010). Complex lexical items. Utrecht: Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics. Further information

Klik hier voor de uitgebreide publicatielijst (alleen publicaties uit de Tilburg University Repository)

 

Education

Dissertation:

Complex Lexical Items, defended May 12, 2010 at Tilburg University

Promotors: prof. dr. Antal van den Bosch (promotor), dr. Ad Backus and dr. Anne Vermeer (co-promotors)

Defence panel: prof. dr. Geert Booij (Leiden University), dr. Ewa Dabrowska (Northumbrian University), prof. dr. Dominiek Sandra (University of Antwerp) and prof. dr. Doris Schönefeld (Leipzig University)

 

Publications

Most recent publications

  • Mos, M.B.J., & Wijk, C. van (2013). Inventief evalueren in reclame; algemene effecten en modererende factoren. In R. Boogaart & H. Jansen (Eds.), Studies in taalbeheersing IV (pp. 279-289). Assen: Van Gorcum. Further information
  • Mos, M.B.J., Bosch, A. van den, & Berck, P.J. (2012). The predictive value of word-level perplexity in human sentence processing: A case study on fixed adjective-preposition constructions in Dutch. In S. Gries & D. Divjak (Eds.), Frequency effects in language learning and processing (pp. 207-239). Berlijn: De Gruyter. Further information
  • Mos, M.B.J. (2012). Het herkennen van woorden en grammaticale sequenties door kinderen: een voortschrijdende ontwikkeling van automatisering. In N. de Jong, K. Juffermans, M. Keijzer, & L. Rasier (Eds.), Papers of the Anela 2012 Applied Linguistics Conference (pp. 126-135). Delft: Eburon. Further information
  • Backus, A., & Mos, M.B.J. (2011). Islands of (im)productivity in corpus data and acceptability judgments: Constructing two potentiality constructions in Dutch. In D. Schonefeld (Ed.), Converging Evidence. Methodological and theoretical issues for linguistic research (pp. 165-192). Amsterdam: Benjamins. Further information
  • Mos, M.B.J. (2010). Complex lexical items. Utrecht: Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics. Further information

Klik hier voor de uitgebreide publicatielijst (alleen publicaties uit de Tilburg University Repository)

Projects

A lexical decision task will shed more light on the role of morphological structure in children's mental lexicons. Secondly, more explicit knowledge and awareness of the internal structure of words will be assessed in a different task. Additional variables are the vocabulary size and language background of each of the participants as well as the frequency of complex words, their stems and affix, the semantic transparency and productivity.

 

Teaching


M.B.J. (Maria) Mos teaches the following subjects:

Other activities

 I am the secretary of ANeLA, the Dutch association for Applied Linguistics. Information about ANeLA can be found on www.anela.nl

Contact details
Room D 418
PO Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg 
Phone+31 13 466 2048
Secretary+31 13 466 3584
Email maria.mos@tilburguniversity.edu

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Tilburg School of Humanities
Department of Communication and Information Sciences

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Tilburg School of Humanities
Department of Communication and Information Sciences

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