Dr. Maouene obtained her BA and MA in Social Sciences (1984, 1986) and her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland (2002). She was an associate researcher in the cognitive development lab of Dr. Linda Smith, Bloomington, IN, USA from 2003-2009.
Her teaching experience is in child development and research methods
Her research focuses on early English verbs, their relations to body parts and nouns in both adults and children. She uses associations, corpora, networks, and in collaboration fmri techniques.
She is currently collaborating to establish crosslinguistic data about body parts and early verbs in Hebrew, Japanese, Hindi, and Telugu both in children and adults.
And working on a collaborative project with CUNY, Prof. Patricia Brooks and colleagues, on lexical-semantic networks of school-age children with and without language impairment.