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

  • Dagmar Jung will give a talk titled "Sprachen und Sprachverwandtschaft auf dem nordamerikanischen Kontinent" ("Languages and affiliation in the North American continent") at the University of Cologne (lecture series "Sprachgeschichte und Sprachgeschichten") on December 12, 2017.

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  • Balthasar Bickel, Frank Seifart and Sabine Stoll will present a talk titled "Causes and effects of noun production across language" at the 12th Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology (December 12-14, Australian National University).

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  • John Mansfield, Sabine Stoll and Balthasar Bickel will give a talk titled "Category clustering: Convergent evidence for a morphological bias in typological data and in Chintang free affix ordering" at the Annual Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society held at the University of Sydney from December 4 to 7. 

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  • Balthasar Bickel and Sabine Stoll will give a talk titled "Linguistic diversity in processing and acquisition: An evolutionary perspective" at the 12th Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology, which takes place from December 12 to 14 at the Australian National University.

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  • Sabine Stoll has taught the course Language acquisition from a typological perspective at the summer school (27 Nov - 1 Dec) of the Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language at the Australian National University.

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