Short CV/Education and training

Academic positions

  • Since 2016
    Associate Professor (Universitair Hoofddocent), Donders Centre for Cognition, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

  • 2013 – 2016
    Assistant Professor, Donders Centre for Cognition, Radboud University Nijmegen

  • 2008
    Post Doc at the Donders Centre for Cognition on own veni project

  • 2007
    Post Doc at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen

  • 2004
    Post Doc at the Cognitive Psychology Department of the University of Leipzig, Germany

  • 1999
    PhD student at the Nijmegen Institute of Cognition and Information (NICI), now Centre for Cognition, Radboud University Nijmegen

  • 1999
    PhD student at the Department of Neuropsychology, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

  • 1997
    Student assistant at the Department of Ergonomics, RWTH Aachen University


  • 2004
    Ph.D., Radboud University Nijmegen

  • 1999
    Diplom (M.Sc.) Psychology, RWTH Aachen University

  • 1996
    M.Sc. Ergonomics, University College London, UK

  • 1995
    Vordiplom (pre-diploma) Psychology, University of Marburg, Germany

  • 1993
    Vordiplom (pre-diploma) Mathematics, University of Marburg

Selected publications

  • Lemhöfer, K., Schriefers, H., & Indefrey, P. (2020). Syntactic processing in L2 depends on perceived reliability of the input: Evidence from P600 responses to correct input. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 46, 1948-1965. doi:10.1037/xlm0000895

  • Mickan, A., McQueen, J. M., & Lemhöfer, K. (2020). Between-language competition as a driving force in foreign language attrition. Cognition, 198, 104218. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2020.104218.

  • Bultena, S., Danielmeier, C., Bekkering, H., & Lemhöfer, K. (2020). The role of conflicting representations and uncertainty in internal error detection during L2 learning. Language Learning, 70, 75-103. doi: 10.1111/lang.12401.

  • Zheng, X., & Lemhöfer, K. (2019). The “semantic P600” in second language processing: When syntax conflicts with semantics. Neuropsychologia, 127, 131-147. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia. 2019.02.010.

  • Mickan, A., & Lemhöfer, K. (2020). Tracking syntactic conflict between languages over the course of L2 acquisition: A cross-sectional event-related potential study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 32, 822-846. doi:10.1162/jocn_a_01528.

  • de Vos, J. F., Schriefers, H., ten Bosch, L., & Lemhöfer, K. (2019). Interactive L2 vocabulary acquisi- tion in a lab-based immersion setting. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 34, 916-935. doi: 10.1080/23273798.2019.1599127.

  • Lemhöfer, K., Schriefers, H., & Indefrey, P. (2014). Idiosyncratic grammars: Syntactic processing in second language comprehension uses subjective feature representations. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26, 1428-1444. doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_00609.

  • Lemhöfer, K. & Broersma, M. (2012). Introducing LexTALE: A quick and valid Lexical Test for Advanced Learners of English. Behavior Research Methods, 44, 325-343. doi: 10.3758/s13428-011- 0146-0.

  • Lemhöfer, K., Spalek, K., & Schriefers, H. (2008). Cross-language effects of grammatical gender in bilingual word recognition and production. Journal of Memory and Language, 59, 312-330. doi: 10.1016/j.jml.2008.06.005.

  • Lemhöfer, K., Dijkstra, T., Schriefers, H., Baayen, R.H., Grainger, J., & Zwitserlood, P. (2008). Native language influences on word recognition in a second language: A mega-study. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 34, 12-31. doi: 10.1037/0278-7393.34.1.12.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Tracking second language acquisition through the wilds of natural language immersion: A cognitive-experimental approach (NWO Vidi project), 2013

  • Second language 'fossilization' and the perception of corrective input: A cognitive approach (NWO Veni project), 2007

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