Koornneef, dr. A.W. (Arnout)

  • Assistant Professor
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Eye-tracking
  • Text Coherence Cues
  • Individual Differences
  • Healthy Aging

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 1861
E-Mail: a.w.koornneef@fsw.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Instituut Pedagogische Wetenschappen, Onderwijsstudies
Office Address: Pieter de la Court gebouw
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 4A49

Arnout Koornneef is Assistant Professor at the Department of Education and Child Studies. He received his Ph.D. from Utrecht University in 2008.

Afterwards he spent 4 years as a teacher (and post-doctoral fellow) in the Linguistics Department of the same university and in 2012 he was a visiting professor at the University of Florida. Arnout has been on the faculty at Leiden University since 2014.

CV Arnout Koornneef (2014)


Arnout’s research focuses on the question how the human language comprehension system knows what is important in a text, and can anticipate what is going to be important later on.

In his current VENI-project he addresses this issue from a life-span perspective. More specifically, using eye-tracking methodologies he examines how younger and older adult readers use linguistic cues such as pronouns (e.g. ‘he’, ‘she’) and connectives (e.g. ‘because’, ‘so’) to construct a coherent mental representation of a text.


NWO VENI-grant (2012-2016): Do older readers become incoherent readers?

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Last Modified: 09-02-2016