Welcome to the Psycholinguistics Laboratory at the University of Zürich

The Psycholinguistics Laboratory is part of the Department of Comparative Linguistics. Our main mission is to understand the psychological foundations of language from a comparative point of view. Linguistic diversity is ubiquitous and the prerequisite of understanding how language works is to understand the role of diversity. Our goal is to find out how linguistic diversity influences processes in the brain and how languages of extreme diversity can be learned by children. Currently the laboratory has 2 main research areas:

 

The Psycholinguistics Laboratory is headed by Sabine Stoll.

News

  • Sabine Stoll is teaching the course "Language acquisition in a typological perspective" at the European Summer School in Linguistic Typology at Porquerolles, September 4 - 17, 2016.

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  • Two ACQDIV collaborators from Koç University will be visiting the Department of Comparative Linguistics at UZH in September. Aylin Küntay stays from September 15 to 19 for an ongoing collaboration on frequent frames. Süleyman Sabri Taşçı will visit from September 26 to 29 to start a project on the acquisition of negation.

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  • Damián Blasi will present a talk on "Word bursts in (cross-linguistic) child directed speech" at the VIIIth International Conference of Language Acquisition at Palma, September 7 to 9, 2016.

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  • The ACQDIV team is presenting several talks at the 9th Days of Swiss Linguistics (June 29 - 30, Geneva).

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  • The ACQDIV team is presenting several talks at the 9th Days of Swiss Linguistics (June 29 - 30, Geneva).

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