Broadly, the question we are striving to answer in the Language and Brain Lab is: How does the brain process language?
Although brain imaging technology is becoming increasingly sophisticated, there are still reams of unanswered questions surrounding many areas of language processing. Our key areas of interest are:
The laboratory offers space and equipment for behavioural and neurolinguistic experiments, as well as voice recording...
Professor Aditi Lahiri’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC, UKRI) project started on October 1st, 2022 and investigates the principle of Pertinacity - or persistence.
Our current major project, called MORPHON, started in October 2016 and is funded by the European Research Council (ERC).
In March 2019 we began a new ERC "Proof of Concept" project called MorSR to see if using morpho-phonological principles could improve speech recognition.
Complexity in Derivational Morphology
One long-standing question in linguistics and psychology is how do language users process complex words? This experimental project, in collaboration with the University of Konstanz, aims to address this question.
Journey of Words
The vocabulary of any language comes from different sources as words are often borrowed from other languages. This project is comparing the stress patterns of Romance loanwords in Dutch, English, and German.
Our first ERC "Proof of Concept" project, building on WORDS, which led to the development of a FLEXible new approach to automatic Speech Recognition based on linguistic principles.
Our knowledge of the linguistic systems of early Germanic comes from manuscripts. For Middle Dutch quite a few literary manuscripts have...
Further details of some of our completed grants...