Language Acquisition -
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: http://www.learner-varieties.eu