Language Acquisition and Language Processing Lab

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We investigate the principles and mechanisms of human language processing and acquisition. Our primary focus is semantics and its relations to grammar, logic, perception and cognition. Our research involves studies of brain and behavior, typical and atypical development, linguistic theory, language technology and computer models.

The Lab houses modern experimental equipment for eye tracking, motion tracking, electroencephalography, optical imaging and social robotics. We arrange open days and on-site visits with presentations and demonstrations for the public. Contact us if you want to be notified about our dissemination events or if you want to book a visit.

News and events

· International workshop: Computational Modeling in Neurolinguistics, June 10-11, 2024, The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters (DKNVS), Trondheim

· The SALC9 website is up and registration is now open, until June 7, 2024, 17:00 (CET)

· Extended deadline: February 5, midnight (CET) — Call for Papers, The 9th Conference of The Scandinavian Association for Language and Cognition (SALC9), Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, June 5-7, 2024

· Guest talks on Revisiting Samuelson & Smith (1999): The correspondence of ontology, category structure and syntax in early UK and US noun vocabularies, by Larissa Samuelson (UEA) and Understanding changes in brain connectivity in early development using dynamic causal modelling and fNIRS, by John Spencer (UEA), January 31-February 2, 2024

· The Lab participates in the NTNU AI-day, Natural Science Library, January 26, 2024 — ProgramVideo

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Research activity

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Enabling multilingual eye-tracking data collection for human and machine language processing research, COST Action CA21131, 2022-2026

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Spatially Enhanced Learning Linked to STEM, EU Horizon 2020 MSCA ITN, 2021-2025



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Excellence in Graduate Education and Research in the Cognitive and Neural Underpinnings of (Typical and Atypical) Language Development, NFR INTPART, 2020-2024

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Modelling the N400

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Semantic Pre-activation in a Potts Latching Network: Modelling the N400, NFR Mobility, 2020-2024

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Early Language Development in the Digital Age, EU Horizon 2020 MSCA ITN, 2019-2024