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.


  • 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.


  • Sabine Stoll has been invited by the Australien Linguistic Society to give a plenary talk on “Syntactic mixing across generations” at the ALS annual meeting , taking place from 9 - 11 December at the Western Sydney University.


  • Penny Brown (MPI Nijmegen) is visiting the Department of Comparative Linguistics from 24 to 28 November as a guest of the ACQDIV project .