SIG Psycholinguistics

The Special Interest Group (SIG) Psycholinguistics brings together members of the department (and the wider UZH community) who are interested in psycholinguistics and language and cognition, broadly construed (including behavioral, psychophysiological and neuroimaging experiments, corpus-based work on adults, children, and studies on animals). 

The SIG Psycholinguistics has three aims:

  1. Create an informal platform to present and get feedback on ideas and plans for new studies. This could involve, e.g., presenting the design, conditions, stimuli and planned analyses for upcoming experiments or the comparisons and analyses for new corpus studies — while the other attendees can provide expert feedback and ask questions. This could help to identify potentially overlooked confounds or to sharpen the research questions.
  2. Host talks by guest speakers that are of general interest to psycholinguists
  3. Provide a space for dry-runs of presentations. 

If you have an upcoming talk and would like to have feedback on your presentation, please get in contact with Sebastian Sauppe and to schedule an on-demand meeting.


Upcoming meetings

Date Room Topic
11 June 2020 16:00-17:00 Zoom

Caroline Andrews: Self-Paced Reading

19 June 2020


Meeting ID: 937 3732 7187

Password: 838678

Zachariah Cross (University of South Australia): Oscillatory neuronal dynamics across sleep and wake states: Implications for higher-order language learning



The focus of this talk will be on a series of recent electroencephalography experiments examining the association between resting-state, task-related, and sleep oscillatory dynamics and the learning of a novel modified miniature language containing various word orders. The talk will also detail the neurophysiological analyses applied to each experiment, including time-frequency decomposition during incremental sentence processing, the quantification of resting-state data, and non-linear directional cross-frequency coupling in combination with phase dependent correlation measures during 8hr nocturnal sleep recordings.