Mirjam Ernestus

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials M.T.C.
Main position Hoogleraar RU
Disciplines Germanic language and literature studies
Chair Psycholinguïstiek
Domain Humanities
Membership Member
Since 2015
Chair of Committee Academy Medal
Board Member of Humanities
Member of Jury of the Ammodo Science Award (Humanities)
Employed by Radboud Universiteit, Faculteit der Letteren
Centre for Language Studies, Afdeling Taalwetenschap
Postbus 9103
6500 HD Nijmegen
tel.  024 362 0213
Personal website

Mirjam Ernestus (born in 1969) studies how speakers and listeners deal with spontaneous speech in which words are only partially pronounced (for example, 'yesterday' might be pronounced 'yeshay'). She has revealed the limitations of existing theories of speech production and perception and developed and tested new, innovative models for speech processing and speech memory in different languages. The results of her research are important for second-language acquisition and second-language teaching.