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

  • On April 20, Sabine Stoll will give a talk at the UZH Institute of Neuroinformatics on "Universal principles in language acquisition: a new crosslinguistic approach".

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  • On March 4th Dagmar Jung gave an invited lecture on "Best practice in corpus building: first language documentation in smaller language communities" at the Centre of Linguistics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

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  • Sabine Stoll, Jekaterina Mažara and Balthasar Bickel are giving a talk on "Measuring the acquisition of morphology in big longitudinal corpora" at the 17th International Morphology Meeting in Vienna (18 - 21 February 2016).

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  • New article by Jekaterina Mazara & Sabine Stoll in Terra Grischuna about a new SNF project starting in summer on the documentation of a Romansh variant.

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  • Elena Lieven (University of Manchester) is visiting the Department of Comparative Linguistics to talk about collaboration plans between LuCiD and ACQDIV.

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