Christina Papoutsi

Christina Papoutsi

Master’s student

Utrecht University

I am a second-year Research Master’s student of Linguistics at Utrecht University.

During my graduate studies, I attended courses on various linguistic fields, such as Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics. However, my internship at the Language Function and Dysfunction Lab made me realize that my heart belongs to the field of Neurolinguistics. Through my internship, I had the opportunity to learn more about the neurophysiology of language and the oscillatory mechanisms underlying language processing. I was also able to receive hands-on experience on analyzing EEG data in order to investigate the electrophysiological signatures of word planning following semantic processing of nonverbal context.

For my thesis, I will investigate the effect of syntactic structure in context-driven word planning. More specifically, I will analyze the differences of the neural mechanisms underlying word planning processes that are followed by structured and unstructured verbal context.

Interests

  • Electrophysiology
  • Neural mechanisms underlying word planning

Education & Career

  • RMA Linguistics, 2018-present

    Utrecht University

  • BA in English Language and Literature, 2015

    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

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