Finished projects - Language Acquisition and Language Processing Lab
LanPercept - Language and Perception
The LanPercept project provides a unique approach to understanding the interaction between two central cognitive systems: language and perception. Traditionally these systems have been studied independently, with training provided from a single discipline perspective. This training network has for the first time offered an interdisciplinary approach to the examination of the bidirectional relationships between language and perception for the first time, bridging the translational gap between basic and applied research, both in clinical settings and in industry. The focus is on how people at different ages and with different deficits map language to what they perceive. The network of senior specialists and young professionals have collaborated to develop new tools and software to help educational and health practitioners in their work.
Research has been organized in three interconnected clusters:
Language-perception interactions in healthy participants - basic research investigates theories of language and perception from complementary perspectives in order to break new ground in understanding language-perception interactions.
Language-perception interactions in atypical populations - applied research transports state-of-the-art methods of language-perception to atypical populations in order to identify underlying mechanisms for different kinds of atypical behaviours.
Advanced technologies for language and perception research bridges basic research and its applications in the development of new behavioural and neurophysiological techniques to identify the interaction between language and perception among typical (adults and children) and atypical populations.
In collaboration with industrial partners, this ITN has fostered a new generation of integrative language and perception scientists with the technological, theoretical, and entrepreneurial skills necessary to make breakthroughs in the understanding of language-perception interactions and associated applications.
Situated Reference in Language
Funded by The Research Council of Norway.
To be updated.