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

  • Sabine Stoll gives a talk on 'Universal mechanism of language development: the maximum diversity approach' at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru.

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  • Sabine Stoll will give a keynote on 'Patterns in the input and their impact for language development' at the 5th Annual International Language and Communicative Development Conference in Manchester, June 23-1

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  • Steven Moran, Nicholas Lester, Heath Gordon, Sabine Stoll and colleagues publish their article "Variation Sets in Maximally Diverse Languages" in the Proceedings of the 43rd annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD). Proceedings: http://www.cascadilla.com/bucld43toc.html. Direct link: http://www.lingref.com/bucld/43/BUCLD43-34.pdf.

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  • Dagmar Jung gives an invited lecture on 'Integrating first language acquisition into language documentation in the field' at the University of Toronto, on April 17th.

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  • In the context of the creation of a professorship ad personam for psycholinguistics, Prof. Dr. Sabine Stoll will give a lecture entitled "Erstspracherwerb in maximal verschiedenen Sprachen". The lecture will take place on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 10:00 in the main building (KOL F 118). Everybody is cordially invited.

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