Virve-Anneli Vihman, Marie Curie Research Fellow

Dr Virve-Anneli Vihman

Virve-Anneli Vihman held a Marie Curie Research Fellowship in 2014-2016 at the Child Study Centre at the University of Manchester (funded by the European Commission). She is currently a Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Tartu (in Estonia), and honorary research fellow at the University of Manchester.

Annual research grants from the University of Tartu (2016-2018) in Estonia have supported collaboration with the LuCiD Crosslinguistic Research Team in investigating 3-5-year-old children’s knowledge of noun case marking across three languages, comparing the acquisition of Estonian with (closely related) Finnish and (unrelated) Polish.

Vihman’s research focuses on how children learn grammar, relying on general cognitive skills and learning mechanisms, and what variation we see in this process across different languages.

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