Kalinowski, Judith

After Judith completed her double Bachelor's degree in German and Mathematics at the University of Göttingen in 2016, she worked as a language assistant in London for a year. Returning to Göttingen, she acquired the Additional Qualification Interculturality and Multilingualism / German as a Foreign and a Second Language alongside her Master of Education studies and contributed to the exhibition Life stories of elderly deaf people (https://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/ausstellung/598123.html). In her master's thesis in psycholinguistics, Judith investigated the utility of two rules of simple German for pupils of German as a foreign language. After her studies, she received a DAAD scholarship to teach German as a foreign language at an Irish university.

Since September 2021, Judith has been a PhD student in the Psychology of Language research group at Georg-Elias-Müller Institute of Psychology. In the corpus linguistic part of her work, she is investigating the extent to which mappings between word-sound and word-meaning in children’s lexicons are arbitrary. The psycholinguistic part of her work deals with the question of what effect arbitrary word-sound and word-meaning mappings have on early word learning. Judith's work is supervised by Nivi Mani (GEMI), Thomas Weskott (https://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/weskott-thomas-dr/193943.html) and Markus Steinbach (https://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/122398.html) (Seminar of German Philology).

Judith is part of the DFG-funded linguistic research training group Form-meaning mismatches (https://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/635554.html) at University of Göttingen. She is also a member of the Leibniz ScienceCampus PrimateCognition.