Dr. Pernelle Lorette joined the University of Mannheim as Academic Staff Member in 2020. Her main research interests are intercultural communication, (socio-)pragmatics and second language acquisition. She mainly conducts research into cross-linguistic and cross-cultural emotion communication and experience, inspired by the psychological constructionist views on emotion. Her interdisciplinary research approach is mainly quantitative, although she also includes qualitative methods into her work. Beside emotion perception, she has been involved in research projects on affective factors of language acquisition and phonetic convergence.
After completing her BA in Dutch and German languages and cultures at Université de Namur (Belgium) and her MA in Linguistics at Universiteit Utrecht (Netherlands), she graduated as a contemporary dancer from Nova College Haarlem (Netherlands). In 2020, she completed her PhD in Applied Linguistics and Communication at Birkbeck, University of London (U.K.). Pernelle Lorette holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, obtained in 2019 from Birkbeck University (U.K.). She is a regular member of various associations, such as the European Second Language Association (EuroSLA), the International Society of Research on Emotion (ISRE), and the International Association of Multilingualism (IAM). She was also the president of Birkbeck Applied Linguistics Society (BCALS) from 2018 to 2019.