Seminar: What can we learn about language processing from grammatically diverse languages?, Sebastien Sauppe, 25 Oct
Seminar: What can we learn about language processing from grammatically diverse languages?
Speaker: Sebastian Sauppe, University of Zurich
When: 25 October, 3.30pm-5pm
Where: Basham room, Baldessin Building, ANU
In the past decades, there has been great progress in understanding the (neuro-)cognitive processes underlying the production and comprehension of sentences. However, approaches to language processing traditionally had a narrow focus on a handful of closely related languages (mainly Germanic and Romance). The vast majority of languages and the great linguistic diversity that they bring with them has barely been investigated so far. In this talk, I will present a series of cross-linguistically inspired eye tracking and EEG experiments as case studies on how the grammatical makeup of languages shapes the ways in which speakers plan sentences and the strategies listeners employ when understanding sentences.