1 Zeynep Azar Date/Place of birth : 13 November 1988, Bursa, Turkey Nationality : Turkish Address : Bisschop Zwijsenstraat Zipcode, Residence : 5021KB, Tilburg, Netherlands Phone number : +31 (0) WORK EXPERIENCE Oct present Apr- Aug 2013 Doctoral Researcher, Radboud University Nijmegen Multimodal Bilingualism: discourse reference tracking in speech and gesture of Turkish-Dutch bilingual speakers supervisors: Prof. Asli Ozyurek & Prof. Ad Backus (Tilburg University) Description: Writing proposal to receive funding for the project, setting up experiments, collecting data, transcribing and coding the data, analyzing the data, presenting results in conferences and writing academic publications. Student Research Assistant, Radboud University Nijmegen Multimodal reference tracking in Turkish discourse Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Aslı Özyürek Description: Transcription, coding & analysis of speech and gesture of Turkish speakers, writing academic reports (see publications, Azar & Ozyurek, 2015) Feb Feb 2013 Jul Jul 2011 Jun 2010 Sep Jun 2010 Sep Jun 2010 Feb- Jun 2007 Sep Feb 2009 Jul- Aug 2007 Student Research Assistant, KNAW, Tilburg University Language on Fire: What constitutes flaming (hostile language) and how do people perceive it on YouTube? An ethnographic & quantitative study Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Ad Backus & Dr. Sanna Lehtonen Description: Writing a research proposal to apply for the KNAW grant, once grant is recieved, collecting data (investigation of YouTube comments, collecting surveys), analysing the data and presenting the outcomes (see presentations, Azar, 2013). English Teacher, Açı Private Primary School, Istanbul, Turkey Azar, E.Z. Translator, XIV WCCES (World Congress of Comparative Education Societies) Intern Teacher, Robert College, Istanbul Teacher Trainee, Istanbul Private Primary School, Istanbul Teacher Trainee, ENKA Private Schools, Istanbul, TURKEY Student Supervisor for Boğaziçi University Student Residences, Istanbul, Student Assistant at the Boğaziçi University Marketing and Recruiting Department, Istanbul
2 EDUCATION MA (with an MPhil supplement) in Language and Communication Tilburg University & Radboud University Nijmegen (graduated cum laude) MA thesis project: A multimodal study of subject reference tracking in Turkish discourse Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Aslı Özyürek BA in Foreign Language Education Boğaziçi University, Faculty of Education, Istanbul, Turkey GPA: 3.61/4.00 (graduated with high honors degree). Certificate in Linguistics (pre-master programme) Boğaziçi University, Faculty of Arts, Istanbul, Turkey : Ahmet Hamdi Gökbayrak Teacher Training High School, Bursa, Turkey GPA: 4.96/5.00 (graduated with high honors degree) ADDITIONAL EDUCATION September 2015 Oct 2012-Apr 2013 Bilingualism Summer School, Barcelona Research training at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Aslı Özyürek & Dr. David Peeters Description: gaining hands-on experience in designing and running an experiment for a cross-linguistic (Dutch-Turkish) production study, collecting data in Turkey, transcribing and coding the data (see publications, Peeters, Azar & Ozyurek, 2014). Nov Jun 2010 Project member of the European Values Education (EVE) Comenius Project Institutions involved: Boğaziçi University, Turkey and Fontys Lerarenopleiding Tilburg, Netherlands. Description: Developing teaching materials, teaching at Markenhage College, Breda and Koç Private High School, Istanbul, writing academic reports (see publications, Azar et al, 2012) Apr Aug 2009 Exchange student at Chemnitz University of Technology, Chemnitz, Germany example course: Linguistics, Statistics in Linguistics
3 GRANTS & PRIZES Apr 2016 Oct 2013-Oct 2017 Sep 2011-Aug 2013 Book prize for best student poster presentation at ISBPAC University of Kaiserslautern, Germany PhD position funding upon writing a successful research proposal Center for Language Studies, Radboud University Tilburg University Scholarship for Academic Excellence (TUSAE), 10,000 for living expenses and 8,000 tuition fee waiver for a period of two years Management grant (bestuursbeurs) Tilburg University for being the student representative in the Curriculum Committee of Language and Communication Research Master Department. Mar-Aug 2009 Erasmus Grant to cover exchange term living expenses in Germany, 3,000 Jan Jul 2010 Sep 2005-Jul 2010 Mar 2007 Boğaziçi University Free Accommodation Scholarship for students with high Grade Point Average (GPA), Turkey Ministry of Education Scholarship for living expenses for excellent students, 5,500, Turkey Prof. Dr. Ümit Serdaroğlu Special Prize for the Turkish Educational System project The annual ICT Seagulls Project contest sponsored by Microsoft Turkey and World Council for Total Quality & Excellence in Education, Turkey Sep 2002-Jul 2005 Ministry of Education Scholarship for living expenses for excellent students, 4,850, Turkey Languages Turkish English Dutch French German Native CEFR level C1, near-native proficiency CEFR level B2, upper- Intermediate proficiency CEFR level B1, upper- Intermediate proficiency CEFR level A1, beginner proficiency Technical skills Statistics: SPSS Programming: LaTeX, Presentation Experimental: OpenSusame, ELAN (speech and video annotation tool) Lexical databases: CHILDES (The Child Language Data Exchange System) Windows Office Programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher
4 PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS Publications Azar, Z., & Ozyurek, A. (2015). Discourse Management: Reference tracking in speech and gesture in Turkish narratives. Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics, 4(2), Peeters, D., Azar, Z., & Ozyurek, A. (2014). The interplay between joint attention, physical proximity, and pointing gesture in demonstrative choice. In P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, & B. Scassellati (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2014) (pp ). Austin, Tx: Cognitive Science Society. Aminian, M., Avontuur, T., Azar, Z., Balemans, I., Elshof, L., Newell, R., Noord, N.J.E. van, Ntavelos, A., & Zaanen, M. van (2012). Assigning part-of-speech to Dutch tweets. In M. Melero (Ed.), Proceedings of the LREC can u tag #user_generated_content?!, Istanbul, Turkey (pp. 9-14) Azar, E. Z., Erdonmez, C. & Verscheijden, D. (2012). Developing critical thinking. In Anke Uhlenwinkel (Ed.), Teaching about the work values of Europeans: Critical reflections from the first student exchange of the EVE-project (pp ). Potsdam: Institut für Geographie der Universität Potsdam. Azar, E.Z. Azar, E. Z., Kools, S., & Schnabel, R. (2010). Developing lessons on the basis of the assignments. In Anke Uhlenwinkel (Ed.), Teaching about the work values of Europeans: Critical reflections from the first student exchange of the EVE-project (pp ). Potsdam: Institut für Geographie der Universität Potsdam. Presentations Azar, Z., Backus, A. & Ozyurek, A. Influence of culture and language on bilinguals speech and gesture: Evidence from Turkish-Dutch bilinguals. Poster presented at International Symposium on Bilingual and L2 Processing in Adults and Children. Kaiserslautern, Germany Azar, Z., Backus, A. & Ozyurek, A. Multimodal reference tracking in monolingual and bilingual discourse, Nijmegen-Tilburg Multimodality Worskhop, Tilburg University, 22 October Azar, Z. & Ozyurek, A. Discourse management: Reference tracking of subject referents in speech and gesture in Turkish narratives. Talk presented at the 17th International Conference on Turkish Linguistics. Rouen, France Azar, Z. & Ozyurek, A. Discourse management: Multimodal reference tracking in Turkish narratives. Talk presented at the Anéla/ VIOT Juniorendag. Leiden Azar, Z. Perception of Flaming on YouTube. KNAW Academy Assistants Symposium School of Humanities, Tilburg University, 5 February 2013.
5 Azar, Z., Aminian, M., Avontuur, T., Balemans I., Elshof, L., Newell, R., van Noord, N., Ntavelos, A & van Zaanen, M. Assigning part-of-speech to Dutch tweets. TABU Dag Center for Language and Cognition Groningen, University of Groningen, June Azar, Z. & Schnabel, R. Religion in Europe: How to interpret Atlas of European Values. Markenhage College, Breda, Netherlands, April Azar, Z. & Schnabel, R. Work Ethics in Europe: How to interpret Atlas of European Values. Koc Private High School, Istanbul, Turkey, April Akcay, P., Azar, Z. & Ozbek, A. Village Institutions and reflections on the modern education system in Turkey. 30 October Baskent Teacher s Lodge, Ministry of Education, Ankara, Turkey.
6 References Prof. Dr. Aslı Özyürek Centre for Language Studies Centre for Language Studies Radboud University Nijmegen Phone: Phone: Prof. Ad Backus Tilburg University Research Master Language and Communication, Co-ordinator: Phone: