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Rikke Louise Bundgaard-Nielsen

Senior Lecturer, The University of Melbourne

Dr. Rikke Bundgaard-Nielsen is an experimental psycholinguist, with a particular interest in the acquisition and processing of Australian Indigenous languages. She has worked with speakers of a range of Indigenous Australian languages, including Wubuy/Nunggubuyu and Warlpiri and the contact varieties (Roper) Kriol and Light Warlpiri, as well as speakers of European (English, Danish) and and Asian (Japanese, Mandarin) languages. She studies both first and second language acquisition to understand the relationship between human cognitive abilities and language experience in the intersections between phonetics, phonology, phonotactics and the lexicon.


  • –present
    Teaching Associate, The University of Melbourne


  • 2009 
    MARCS Institute of Brain, Behaviour & Development, Western Sydney University, PhD
  • 2004 
    University of Aarhus, Denmark, MA
  • 2002 
    University of Aarhus, Denmark, BA

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    1 Potato, 2 Wotatoes, 3 Otatoes: Lexical Access In Australian Languages
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2018
    Are super-complex words represented like sentences in speakers' minds?
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2013
    Learning to Talk Whitefella Way
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council