Virtually all of our current research is organized in the Institute Projects listed below (with many of them involving multiple research groups):
The Cognomics initiative aims to establish a large resource of thousands of participants from the general population, for tracing the connections between genes, brains and cognition.
Language in Interaction is the title of this grant proposal and aims to characterize the human language faculty from its genetic and neurobiologial infrastructure all the way up to language behaviour in social settings.
Externally funded research projects:
TLA's aim is to store and preserve digital language resources, to give access to researchers and other interested users and to develop and integrate new technologies advancing language research.
Research focussed on the documentation of endangered or under-described languages on the one hand, and the exploitation of this kind of data for linguistic theory and analysis on the other hand.
Recently concluded projects:
Research projects that have finished
We continue our work on individual differences in adult language processing within other projects.
Research on the linguistic realization of information structure and its acquisition by children and adults in a variety of languages.
This project (funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research 2003-2007) studies the processing of second and third languages (L2+) during first contact, during acquisition, and at the level of high proficiency or functional bilingualism.