Andrea is a postdoctoral researcher at the Brain, Education, and Mind (BEAM) Lab, directed by Dr. Joanna Christodoulou. She is interested in the factors that support the learning and proficient use of one or more languages in children and adults. In her work, she has examined how learning a new language draws upon cognitive skills, formal and informal language knowledge as well as other nonlinguistic forms of experience (e.g. musical experience). At the BEAM lab, Andrea will be working on projects that examine language development in children with reading difficulties.

  • MS, Psychology, University of California, Riverside
  • PhD, Language Science, University of California, Irvine 

Kroll, J.F., Takahesu Tabori, A., & Navarro-Torres, C. (2021). Capturing the variation in language experience to understand language processing and learning. or M. Kail & F. Isel (Eds.), Language, plasticity and learning: Developmental issues. Special issue of Language, Interaction, and Acquisition.

Mech, E., Takahesu Tabori, A., Kroll, J. F., & De Bot, K. (2019). Psycholinguistics. In Norbert Schmitt and Michael Rodgers (Eds.), An Introduction to Applied Psycholinguistics, Third Edition. 

Takahesu Tabori, A. T., Mech, E, & Atagi, N. (2018). Exploiting language variation to better understand the cognitive consequences of bilingualism. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 1-7.

Kroll, J.F., Takahesu Tabori, A., & Mech, E. (2017).  Beyond typical learning: Variation in language experience as a lens to the developing mind. Commentary on Pierce, Genesee, Delcenserie, & Morgan. Linking early language experiences and language learning outcomes. Applied Psycholinguistics, 38(6), 1336-1340.

Kyuchukov, H., de Villiers, J. G., & Takahesu Tabori, A. (2017). Why Roma children need assessments in their native language of Romani. Psychology of Language and Communication, 21, 215-243.

Kyuchukov, H., de Villiers, J. G., & Takahesu Tabori, A. (2016). Assessing Roma children in their native language of Romani. In H. Kyuchukov (Ed.), New Trends in the Psychology of Language (31-53). Munich: LINCOM GmbH.  1-7.