Faculty of Philosophy Education, School, and Behaviour

Processing of noun composita: psycho- and neurolinguistic studies

Gerhard Blanken: In this project, data are collected on language behavior, i.e., on the understanding and production of language. The focus is on the question of how compound words (e.g., "Kugelschreiber" or "Autotür") are formed or understood.

Duration
01/2014 - 12/2016

Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) :
111 000 Euro

Project management

Dr. Margret Seyboth
Stipendiatin an der Professur für Angewandte Linguistik mit Schwerpunkt Psycholinguistik (Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft)

The project collects data on language behavior, i.e. on the understanding and production of language. The focus is on the question of how compound words (e.g., "Kugelschreiber" (ballpoint pen) or "Autotür" (car door) are formed or understood. For this purpose, tasks are performed in which object images are named or in which object images are pointed to. The tasks are performed with speech healthy subjects and with patients with aphasic symptoms. The aim is to test existing hypotheses about the processing of composites.

 

Educational research Linguistic research

Research focus

Education, School, and Behaviour