Language Acquisition and Language Processing Lab
In the Language Acquisition and Language Processing Lab we investigate language skills in children and adults. 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?
Recent Developments and News
- New Projects
Professor Mila Vulchanova Coordinates New EU Funded Marie Curie Initial Training Network "Lan Percept - Language and Perception"
Language and perception are two basic cognitive systems which constantly interact and rely on each other in our daily existence.
LanPercept studies how people at different ages and with different deficits map language to what they perceive. The network of senior specialists and young professionals work together to develop new tools and software to help educational and health practitioners in their work. Read more about Lan Percept. See the story in Universitatsavisa.
Project on the Processing of Bokmål and Nynorsk
Professor Mila Vulchanova from the Language Acquisition and Language Processing Lab at NTNU in collaboration with the Language Council of Norway investigate how experience with reading and writing Nynorsk and Bokmål affect people's language comprehension. Find out more about the project.
Mila Vulchanova and Emile van der Zee (eds.), Motion Encoding in Language and Space, Oxford University Press. This book brings together researchers in linguistics, computer science, psychology and cognitive science to investigate how motion is encoded in language. (Publisher's page; Full size cover).
Dimitrova-Vulchanova, M., J. B. Talcott, V. Vulchanov, M. Stankova & H. Eshuis (2013). Morphology in ASD: Local processing bias and language. Cognitive Neuropsychology.
Dimitrova-Vulchanova, M. & L. Martinez (2013). A basic level for the encoding of biological motion. In: Hudson, Magnusson & Paradis (eds.). The construal of spatial meaning: windows into conceptual space. Oxford University Press.
Dimitrova-Vulchanova, M. et al. (2012). Distinctions in the linguistic encoding of motion: Evidence form a free naming task. In: Dimitrova-Vulchanova, M. & E. van der Zee (eds.). Motion Encoding in Language and Space. Language and Space series, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Vulchanova, M., J. Talcott, V. Vulchanov & M. Stankova (2012). Language against the odds or rather not: The Weak central Coherence Account and language. Journal of Neurolinguistics 25(1).
Dimitrova-Vulchanova, M., L. Martinez & H. Eshuis (2012). L1 path encoding strategies in the L2. Spatial Cognition & Computation, 12(4).
Vulchanova, M., V. Vulchanov, D. Sarzhanova & H. Eshuis (2012). The role of input in early bilingual lexical development. Lingue e linguaggio, XI (2), 181-198.
Dimitrova-Vulchanova, M. (2012). Aspect and Voice. In: Binnick, R. (ed.) Tense and Aspect Handbook, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Pronouns in development
Conference "Pronouns in development"
March, 20-23, 2014
NTNU, Trondheim - Norway
Recent research has shown that the acquisition of different kinds of pronouns undergoes several developmental stages. The investigation of these is therefore one major area of interest in recent psycholinguistic research, especially in comparison with adults. We invite papers reporting experimental research on the topic, such as the processing and resolution of referential ambiguity in children, the development of reference and the role of non-linguistic factors (perceptual, visual and auditory) on pronoun resolution. Theoretical accounts of current research are also welcome.
Dagmar Bittner (ZAS, Berlin)
Paul Ibbotson (Open University)
Jesse Snedeker (Harvard University)
Antonella Sorace (University of Edinburgh)
Ianthi Maria Tsimpli (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki & University of Reading)
Accepted talks will be 30 minutes (20 min. talk + 10 for question session).
The length of abstracts should not exceed 1 A4 page including references.
Submission in PDF format is requested.
Submission deadline: Dec. 10th, 2013
Acceptance notification: Jan. 10th, 2014
Kristin Melum Eide
Randi A. Nilsen
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