Swetlana Schuster

Research Assistant
A photograph of Swetlana Schuster


I am currently working as a Research Assistant whilst continuing to study for a DPhil within the Language & Brain laboratory.

Before this, I completed an MPhil at the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics here at Oxford.

For my MPhil thesis, I looked into speakers’ sensitivity to morphological complexity, especially with regard to processing routes that proceed independently of stored representations and declarative memory.





In my DPhil research, I hope to be able to find out more about how our brain deals with morphologically complex words and which mechanisms underlie morphological processing.


Selected presentations and publications:

Schuster, S., Scharinger, M., Brooks, C., Lahiri, A., Hartwigsen, G. The neural correlates of morphological complexity processing: Detecting structure in pseudowords. Human Brain Mapping, 2018; 00:1–12.

Link: https://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.23975

Schuster, S. and Lahiri, A. (2016) Morphological decomposition through lexical gaps: Experimental evidence for morphological rules in the mind. Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Chicago Linguistics Society.

Schuster, S. and Lahiri, A. (2016) Hidden Morphology: Processing and decomposition of German complex nouns. Talk given at the Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable 2016.