Dr. Pernelle Lorette joined the University of Mannheim as Academic Staff Member in 2020. She mainly conducts research on emotion (e.g. cross-linguistic and cross-cultural emotion perception), the language-cognition interface in bilinguals (e.g. motion event construal), and second language processing (e.g. language prediction). She mainly uses quantitative research methods, including eye-tracking and online surveys.
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.