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Human language is the most powerful communication system that evolution has produced. It is the basis of culture and social life. It comes in many forms (> 6000 languages today). At the same time it is deeply rooted in the neurobiology of the human brain. The overarching quest of our programme is to account for, and understand, the balance between universality and variability at all relevant levels of the language system and the interplay with different cognitive systems, such as memory, action, and cognitive control.

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To achieve this, Language in Interaction brings together 50 researchers from eight universities and one research institute within the Netherlands to understand this unique capacity in its full glory.

The consortium was awarded a very substantial subsidy for 10 years within the Gravitation programme. This programme, initiated by the Dutch government and NWO, encourages outstanding and innovative research by consortia of top researchers in the Netherlands.

Please check our website for more information on our project www.languageininteraction.nl

For current job openings for PhD students and post-doctoral researchers: http://www.languageininteraction.nl/jobs.html

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