IMPRS for language sciences -
Language plays such a central role in human affairs that it is naturally investigated from different perspectives across many different academic disciplines, from the humanities, the social sciences, psychology and the neurosciences.
The IMPRS for Language Sciences creates a bridge across these disciplinary boundaries, bringing doctoral students of different background together into a single research school with a coherent program of instruction focused on language and its implementation in mind and brain.
The Radboud University Nijmegen campus is home to three internationally-renowned institutes with a major stake in language research. Together, these institutes offer doctoral students an unrivaled training and research environment in the language sciences. Future international partnerships are in development.
Our partner institutes:
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics undertakes basic research into the psychological and biological foundations of language. It is the only institute in the world entirely devoted to psycholinguistics: the study of how we produce and understand language, and how we acquire these skills as first or second language learners. more>
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior
The Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour of the Radboud University Nijmegen combines the Centre for Cognition, the Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging and the Centre for Neuroscience. Together these institutes cover psychological approaches to language processing, the implementation of this processing in the brain and the neural architecture that supports it. more>
Centre for Language Studies, Radboud University Nijmegen
The Centre for Language Studies of the Radboud University Nijmegen carries out top quality and innovative research in linguistics, language and speech technology, and communication studies. Many of the research projects are conducted in close cooperation with national and international partners. more>
Benefits to students
The research school fosters a supportive, social group environment that helps the students thrive in their research and education programmes. This provides a solid foundation for the collaborations that will allow the students to continue productive multidisciplinary research in the future.
All the students associated with the IMPRS for Language Sciences take part in special offerings and courses within and beyond their discipline of origin. They are also able to participate in the project meetings, colloquia and research that will bring these different perspectives together.
In 2012 our students organised their own international workshop. more>
The IMPRS for Language Sciences is based at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
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