SS21: Individual Differences in Language Comprehension
Seminar (in English):
held by: Dr. Jia Loy, Prof. Dr. Vera Demberg
time: 10:15 - 11:45 hrs, on Wednesdays
start date: 14/04/2020
suitable MSc in Language Science and Technology /
for: BSc in Computational Linguistics
It has long been observed in psycholinguistic research that group-level patterns can obscure variation that exists at the level of the individual. More recently, there has been growing interest in investigating the source(s) of this individual variability (e.g. cognitive, linguistic, environmental, or other factors), and how they come into play in the context of language processing.
In this seminar, we will review papers that take an individual differences approach to the study of language processing. We will examine the role of individual differences across a range of psycholinguistic phenomena, the reliability and limitations of various measures used, and the overall utility of an individual differences approach to language research. In the process, we will explore how studying these differences can provide insight into broader questions relating to the mechanisms that underlie language processing.
I m p o r t a n t I n f o r m a t i o n
The meetings of this seminar will take place virtually on MS Teams.
Interested students should join the following team on MS Teams before Apr 14 such that we can plan accordingly.