Leonarda Prela

Leonarda Prela, M.A.

Department of English and American Studies
Lehrstuhl für Language und Cognition (Alexander von Humboldt-Professur)

Room: Room 3.006
Bismarckstr. 6
91054 Erlangen

Office Hours in Summer Term 24

Thur 10:15—11:15 a.m. Please contact me by e-mail beforehand.

About me

I am a doctoral researcher at the Chair of Language and Cognition of the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg. My doctoral research is part of a wider project that revolves around the exploration of individual differences in first and second/foreign language acquisition and attainment.

Research interests

The primary focus of my current research lies in the investigation of the relationship between the first (L1) and second language (L2) in adult bilingual speakers of Greek and English. More precisely, I am interested in:

  • exploring the extent to which linguistic performance is predicted by cognitive abilities (implicit and explicit knowledge)
  • identifying some of the underlying factors (e.g. cognition, educational background, quality/quantity of input) that account for the individual differences observed in language attainment in both languages


Prela, L., Llompart, M., & Dąbrowska, E. (2022). Aptitude and experience as predictors of grammatical proficiency in adult Greek-English bilinguals. Frontiers in psychology13, 1062821. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.1062821