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Dr. Michela Mosca

Biography

Since 2013 PhD student at PRIM and member of the IDEALAB program
2012-2013 Master student of the International Programme for Clinical and Experimental Linguistics (IECL) at the University of Potsdam.
2011 Master's degree on German Studies and General Linguistics at the Università della Calabria (Italy). Master Thesis on trilinguals' language control.
2011 Experimental psycholinguistics internship at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

Research Interests

Being a multilingual speaker myself, I am fascinated by multilingualism. In PRIM I will focus my research on trilingualism and, in particular, on trying to understand how trilingual speaker manage to keep each of their languages separate when the situation requires them to do so (language control). I am, furthermore, interested in clarifying to what extent factors like age of acquisition, language proficiency and similarity among languages might play a role in the way trilinguals have access to their mental lexicon.

Publications

Mosca, M. (2017). Multilinguals' Language Control. Dissertation. Doctoral thesis. urn:nbn:de:kobv:517-opus4-398912

Mosca, M. & de Bot, K. (2017). Bilingual language switching: Production vs. Recognition. Frontiers in Psychology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00934

Festman, J. & Mosca, M. (2016). Influence of preparation time on language control: A trilingual digit-naming study. In J. W. Schwieter (Ed.) Cognitive control and consequences of multilingualism (pp. 145-170). Ontario, Canada: John Benjamins. ISBN: 9789027243720

Mosca, M. & Clahsen, H. (2015). Examining language switching in bilinguals: The role of preparation time. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, available on CJO2015. doi:10.1017/S1366728915000693

Conference presentations

Mosca, M. & de Bot, K. (2016): Bilingual Language Control: Recognition versus production. Talk presented by Michela Mosca at the Conference on Multilingualism (COM2016), Gent, Belgium, 11-13 September

Mosca, M. & Festman, J. (2016): Influence of preparation time on language control: a trilingual digit-naming study. Talk presented by Michela Mosca at the 10th International Conference on Third Language Acquisition and Multilingualism, Vienna (Austria), 1-3 September

Mosca, M. & de Bot, K. (2016): Bilingual switching costs: production vs. recognition. Talk presented by Michela Mosca at the 18th Summer School of Psycholinguistics (18 SPP), in Balatonalmádi (Hungary), May 29 - June 2

Mosca, M. & de Bot, K. (2016): Switching costs in bilingual language recognition and production. Talk and poster presented by Michela Mosca at the Donostia Young Researchers International Symposium on Multilingualism 2016 (DISM2016), Donostia-San Sebastian, 3-4 March

Mosca, M. (2016). Bilinguals' Language Control: Production vs. Reception. Talk presented by Michela Mosca at the IDEALAB Winter school, Rovereto, Italy, 22 January 

Mosca, M., Festman, J. & Clahsen, H. (2015). How trilinguals control language. Talk presented at the 10th International Symposium on Bilingualism, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA, 20 - 24 May

Mosca, M., Festman, J. & Clahsen, H. (2015). Language switching: The role of linguistic relatedness and language status. Talk presented at the Workshop on Multilingual Acquisition, Processing and Use, Tromsø, Norway, 20 - 21 March

Mosca, M. (2015). Multilinguals' Language Control. Talk presented at the IDEALAB Winter school, Rovereto, Italy, 3 February

Mosca, M. & Festman, J. (2014). Trilinguals' Mental Lexicon Mechanism. Talk presented at the 9th International Conference on Third Language Acquisition and Multilingualism, Uppsala, Sweden, 12 - 14 June

Other presentations

Jessen, A., Mosca, M. & Schlenter, J. (2015). "Englisch, Türkisch, Deutsch - Wie passen mehrere Sprachen in meinen Kopf?" Lecture at the 12th Kinder-Universität Potsdam, 25 September