Laura Nadal (Spanish, PhD cand.) studied Translation in the languages German, Spanish and Russian at the Institute of Translating and Interpreting at Heidelberg University. She started her PhD in the Spanish department in the field of experimental pragmatics, in the summer term of 2010. In the context of her dissertation she analyzes the influence of discourse particles on information processing in different languages. Currently, she also teaches courses in Spanish linguistics and translation at IÜD and is a member of the research group 'Discourse Particles and Cognition' (DPKog).