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Wolfgang Klein, who directed the Language Acquisition Department since April 1980, retired in March 2015. The search for a new director is underway.

In the past, the department investigated processes of language acquisition and use in a broad perspective. It combined attention to both first and second languages, researching production as well as comprehension of speakers of different ages and cultures, and the developmental relationship between language and cognition.
The focus was on morpho-syntax, semantics and discourse structure. Work over the last years was primarily done within the scope of three Institute Projects:

The Language acquisition group also coordinated the European wide network project The structure of learner varieties:

Last checked 2017-11-20 by Nanjo Bogdanowicz
Acquisition Department

Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

Street address

Wundtlaan 1
6525 XD Nijmegen
The Netherlands

Mailing address
P.O. Box 310
6500 AH Nijmegen
The Netherlands

Phone:  +31-24-3521454
Fax:      +31-24-3521213


Director: Wolfgang Klein

Secretary: Nanjo Bogdanowicz


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