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
30 April 2021 @ 16:00-17:30


Meeting-ID: 641 9676 1438
Password: 1998728620

Sandrien van Ommen (University of Geneva): Prosodic segmentation from a cross-linguistic perspective


Prosodic structure differs between languages on the word and phrase level, in terms of function as well as surface regularity. Accordingly, prosody affects listeners' perception during processing, and infants' sensitivity to prosody during acquisition. I will discuss a number of studies utilizing identical stimuli between listeners of different languages, investigating top-down effects of prosody on word segmentation, lexical stress perception and phrasal processing.