Short CV/Education and training

  • 1985
    Bachelor, Main Subject: general linguistics, University of Århus, Denmark

  • 1987 – 1999
    translator Danish-Dutch

  • 1992
    Master, Main subject: general linguistics, phonetics, University of Leiden, The Netherlands

  • 1992 – 1997
    PhD University of Nijmegen

  • 1998 – 1999
    Database administrator, University Hospital of Nijmegen

  • 1999 – 2006
    Assistant professor in Scandinavian linguistics, University of Groningen

  • Since 2006
    Associate Professor in Scandinavian linguistics, University of Groningen

Selected publications

  • Gooskens, Charlotte (2012). Non-linguists? judgments of linguistic distances between dialects. Dialectologia, 9, 27-51.

  • Anja Schüppert & Charlotte Gooskens (2012). The role of extra-linguistic factors in receptive bilingualism: Evidence from Danish and Swedish pre-schoolers. International Journal of Bilingualism, 16(3), 332?347.

  • Nanna H. Hilton, Anja Schüppert, Charlotte Gooskens (2011). Syllable reduction and articulation rates in Danish, Norwegian and Swedish. Nordic Journal of Linguistics, 34 (2), 215-237.

  • Charlotte Gooskens, Vincent van Heuven & Renée van Bezooijen (2010). Is spoken Danish less intelligible than Swedish? Speech Communication 52, 1022-1037.

  • Charlotte Gooskens, Renée van Bezooijen & Sebastian Kürschner (2010). The reflection of historical language contact in present-day Dutch and Swedish. In: M. Norde, B. de Jonge & C. Hasselblatt (eds.). Language contact. New perspectives. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 103-118.

  • Charlotte Gooskens & Sebastian Kürschner (2009). Cross border intelligibility – on the intelligibility of Low German among speakers of Danish and Dutch. In: Alexandra N. Lenz, Charlotte Gooskens & Siemon Reker (eds.). Low Saxon dialects across borders – Niedersächsische Dialecte über Grenzen hinweg, Zeitschrift fur Dialektologie und Linguistik, Beihefte 138, 273-297.

  • Sebastian Kürschner, Charlotte Gooskens & Renee van Bezooijen (2008). Linguistic determinants of the intelligibility of Swedish words among Danes International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, 2 (1-2), 83-100.

  • Charlotte Gooskens, Karin Beijering & Wilbert Heeringa (2008). Phonetic and lexical predictors of intelligibility. International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, 2 (1-2), 63-81.

  • Heeringa, Wilbert, Keith Johnson & Charlotte Gooskens (2008). Measuring Norwegian Dialect Distances using Acoustic Features. Speech Communication. 51 (2), 167-183.

  • Gooskens, Charlotte (2007). The contribution of linguistic factors to the intelligibility of closely related languages. Journal of Multilingual and multicultural development. volume 28, issue 6, pp. 445-467.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • NWO Free Competition, € 1.000.000,-. Mutual intelligibility of closely related languages in Europe: linguistic and non-linguistic determinants, 2011-2015. PI. Co-applicant prof.dr. Vincent J. van Heuven, Leiden University. 3 PhD-students and 2 postdocs.

  • CLARIN, € 58.260,-. Assaying differences via edit-distance of pronunciation transcriptions, 2010. Principal investigator. Cooperation with John Nerbonne from the University of Groningen and researchers from the Meertens Institute in Amsterdam.

  • NWO/FWO (VNC), € 360.000,-. De onderlinge verstaanbaarheid van taalvariëteiten in de Lage Landen: linguïstische en attitudinele determinanten, 2010. Work leader in Groningen. Cooperation with researchers from Universities of Leuven and Nijmegen. 1 PhD student and 2 postdocs.

  • NWO VIDI, € 600.000,-. Linguistic determinants of mutual intelligibility in Scandinavia, 2007 ? 2011. Principal investigator. 2 PhD-students and 2 postdocs

Co-organizer of international conferences and workshops

  • Methods in Dialectology, Groningen, 2014

  • Workshop on Assessing mutual intelligibility of closely related languages during Sociolinguistics Symposium 19 in Berlin from 21 to 24 August 2012

  • Experimental approaches to production and perception of language variation (ExAPP), in Groningen (2010) and Copenhagen (2013)

  • Scandinavian studies in the Dutch-speaking region (Scandinavistendagen), Groningen, 2004 and 2010)

  • Symposium Low Saxon dialects across borders, Groningen, 2009

  • Workshop Receptive multilingualism: quantitative approaches during the 7th International symposium on bilingualism (ISB7), Utrecht, 2009

  • Measuring linguistic relations between closely related varieties during the international congress Methods in dialectology, Leeds, 2008

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the board of the Dutch association for phonetic science

  • External advisor for NWO, FWO and NOS (Research council of Norway)

  • Member of scientific committees: Methods 15 (2014), Sociolinguistic symposium 17, 18 and 19 (2007, 2010 and 2012); Workshop on production, perception & attitude, University of Leuven (2008), Exapp2010 and Exapp2012

  • Member of reading or opposition committees of dissertations: Chaoju Tang, Leiden University (2009); Charlotte Giesbers, University of Nijmegen; Robert Shackleton, University of Groningen (2010); Jelena Prokic, University of Groningen (2010); Martijn Wieling (2012)

  • Consulting researcher for projects: Measuring linguistic unity and diversity in Europe, funded by Volkswagen Stiftung (2006-2010); Internordisk sprogforståelse i en tid med øget internationalisering supported by the Nordic Cultural Fund; EuroComGerm, lead by prof.dr. Britta Huffeisen.

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • married, three children


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