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:
New SNF project on causality
Sabine Stoll and Moritz Daum have been granted funds for an SNF project called "The role of causality in early verb learning: language-specific factors vs. universal strategies". Project work is scheduled to start in 2017.
Birgit Hellwig visiting
Rachel Nordlinger and Felicity Meakins stopped by
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.