Petra Hendriks

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials P.
Main position Hoogleraar RUG
Disciplines Language and literature studies
Chair Semantiek en Cognitie
Division Humanities and Social Sciences Division
Section Language and Literature Section
Membership Member
Since 2016
Employed by Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Faculteit der Letteren
Afdelingen Nederlands & Taalwetenschap, Center for Language and Cognition Groningen
Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
tel.  050 363 5863
Personal website

Petra Hendriks is an internationally influential linguistics researcher who combines theoretical analysis and psycholinguistic methods in her work. Hendriks explores how language comprehension develops in ‘ideal’ circumstances, but also how it develops in ‘less ideal’ listeners, for example children with autism, ADHD or hearing impairments.

Hendriks also studies how speakers allow for a listener’s ability to hear and understand them.