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

  • The ACQDIV team has presented a talk titled "Frequent frames in maximally diverse languages" at BUCLD 41. The talk was authored by Steven Moran, Damián Blasi, and Sabine Stoll, who also gave the talk. It is scheduled to be turned into an article.

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  • 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.

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  • Birgit Hellwig (U Cologne) will visit the Psycholinguistics Laboratory on October 19 for talks about her new project on the acquisition of Qaqet.

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  • Rachel Nordlinger (U Melbourne) and Felicity Meakins (U Queensland) have visited the Psycholinguistics Laboratory to take a glimpse into the ACQDIV Corpus and talk about possibilities for collaboration.

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  • 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.

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