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Dr. rer. nat. Psychology, magna cum laude
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany

B.S. Psychology, summa cum laude
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, USA


Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin (Lecturer and Researcher)
English Linguistics,
Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
Group Lead: Prof. Dr. Holger Hopp

Media Coordinator
International Association for the Study of Child Language (IASCL)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Annick De Houwer

Akademische Rätin (Senior Postdoc)
Lehrstuhl Linguistik des Deutschen,
Schwerpunkt Deutsch als Fremdsprache/Deutsch als Zweitsprache
Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany
Group Lead: Prof. Dr. Sarah Schimke

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences
University of Maryland, USA
Mentor: Dr. Rochelle Newman

Postdoctoral Researcher
Speech Group, Laboratorire Psychologie de la Perception
Université Paris Descartes, France
Mentor: Dr. Thierry Nazzi

Scientific Staff
Junior Research Group “Language Acquisition”
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Nivedita Mani

Summer Research Intern
Kellerton Laboratory
Dartmouth College, USA
Supervisor: Dr. Todd Heatherton

Research Areas

Peer-reviewed papers

Von Holzen, K., van Ommen, S., White, K., & Nazzi, T. (2023). The impact of phonological biases on mispronunciation sensitivity and novel accent adaptation. Language Learning and Development, 19(3), 303–322.
Newman, R. S., Kirby, L. A., Von Holzen, K., & Redcay, E. (2021). Read my lips ! Perception of speech in noise by preschool children with autism and the impact of watching the speaker\('\) s face. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 13(4), 1–20.
Von Holzen, K., & Bergmann, C. (2021). The development of infants\('\) responses to mispronunciations: A Meta-Analysis. Developmental Psychology, 57(1), 1–18.
Bobb, S. C., Von Holzen, K., Mayor, J., Mani, N., & Carreiras, M. (2020). Co-activation of the L2 during L1 auditory processing : An ERP cross-modal priming study. Brain and Language, 203, 104739.
ManyBabiesConsortium. (2020). Quantifying sources of variability in infancy research using the infant-directed speech preference. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 3(1), 24–52.
O'Fallon, M., Von Holzen, K., & Newman, R. S. (2020). Preschoolers\('\) word-learning during storybook reading interactions: Comparing repeated and elaborated input. Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, 1–13.
Raneri, D., Von Holzen, K., Newman, R., & Ratner, N. B. (2020). Change in maternal speech rate to preverbal infants over the first two years of life. Journal of Child Language, 1–13.
Von Holzen, K., & Nazzi, T. (2020). Emergence of a consonant bias during the first year of life: New evidence from own-name recognition. Infancy, 25(3), 319–346.
Von Holzen, K., Fennell, C. T., & Mani, N. (2019). The impact of cross-language phonological overlap on bilingual and monolingual toddlers\('\) word recognition. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.
Von Holzen, K., Nishibayashi, L.-L., & Nazzi, T. (2018). Consonant and vowel processing in word form segmentation: An infant ERP study. Brain Sciences, 8(24), 1–15.
Nazzi, T., Poltrock, S., & Von Holzen, K. (2016). The developmental origins of the consonant bias in lexical processing. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 25(4), 291–296.
Von Holzen, K., & Mani, N. (2014). Bilinguals implicitly name objects in both their languages: An ERP study. Frontiers in Psychology, 5(DEC), 1–12.
Von Holzen, K., & Mani, N. (2012). Language nonselective lexical access in bilingual toddlers. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 113, 569–586.