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:
Sabine Stoll teaching at European Summer School in Linguistic Typology
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.
Collaborators from Koç University in Zurich
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.
Damián Blasi at the VIIIth International Conference of Language Acquisition
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.
ACQDIV team presenting at SLE meeting
ACQDIV team presenting at 9DSL