I am a linguistic researcher at the Fryske Akademy (KNAW Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences). My research areas are the phonetics and phonology of bilingualism and second language acquisition, and language variation and change. I am also interested in cognitive linguistics and human perception in general. I am currently building the Boarnsterhim Corpus with bilingual Frisian-Dutch speech of four generations of speakers.

The languages I am  working on are: Frisian, Dutch, and Chinese. Previously, I have been studying the phonology of Japanese, Indonesian, and Leti, as well as perception in different varieties of French.

‘Gradience and categoricality’
Acrylic and oil on canvas 60x60cm
Christiaan Sloos
© 2013.