Language Acquisition and Language Processing Lab

Welcome to the world’s northernmost psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics lab!

In the Language Acquisition and Language Processing Lab we investigate the cognitive and neural underpinnings of language competence and use across the life-span, how they change in the course of language development to adulthood, and how they are modulated, affected or compromised by developmental deficits. The Lab is primarily dedicated to basic research. We do experimental research on language acquisition (first language acquisition with children and second language acquisition with adults) as well as on language processing (for instance comprehension and categorisation). Our goal is to find out how humans develop their abilities to understand and reflect on the world around them and to talk about it. Closely related is the question what young children know about the world around them. How do they think? How do they learn to talk?

Current and recent projects include the Horizon 2020 ETN LanPercept and DCOMM, the COST Action IS1406 'Enhancing children's oral language skills across Europe and beyond - a collaboration focusing on interventions for children with difficulties learning their first language', and NFR projects 'Situated Reference in Language' (2012-2016) and 'Origins of Semantic Composition in Early Cognitive Development' (2016-2020).

News


 


See also our News Archive.

Upcoming events

Job openings

1 Postdoc Position in Experimental Research on Language is available for a period of 3.5 years

1 PhD position available for a period of 3 years in the EU Horizon2020 Excellent Science Marie Curie ITN project Deictic Communication (DCOMM)

1 PhD position available for a period of 3 years within the FRIHUMSAM project ‘Origins of Semantic Composition in Early Cognitive Development’