Prof. Dr. Natalia Gagarina, Head of Research Area 2 Language Development & Multilingualism, has been included in the international excellence portal for female scientists AcademiaNet. She was nominated by the Leibniz Association.
Her research focuses on monolingual and bilingual (a)typical language acquisition in the areas of lexicon, morphosyntax, discourse, as well as aspect and anaphors. In recent years, she has worked intensively on the macro- and microstructure of narratives and the development of language assessment methods for multilingual children.
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