Leonarda Prela, M.A.
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 which revolves around the exploration of individual differences in first and second/foreign language acquisition and attainment.
The primary focus of my current research lies on 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.
For a description of a study that I am currently running and the requirements to participate in it, click here.