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Asli Ozyurek

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My research in general investigates the relations between cognition (action, space), language, communication and development. More specifically i ask to what extent our knowledge and use of bodily actions interact with or shape language, its processing and learning. I investigate this question in two domains of human communicative behavior in which body and language are closely related:

• gestures that speakers use spontaneously
• sign languages (established or emerging) used by deaf people

I use an interdisciplinary approach (linguistic and psychological) and a combination of methods and techniques such as linguistic analysis, comparative (developmental, cross-linguistic) and experimental methods as well as brain imaging (ERP, fMRI).
 
My research is funded by the NIH (National Institutes of Health, USA), VIDI-NWO (Dutch Science Foundation) as well as an ERC (European Research Council) Starting Grant (see more on Research).

I just recieved a NWO-VICI Grant for research proposal entitled "Giving cognition a hand: Linking spatial cognition to linguistic expression in native and late learners of sign language and bimodal bilinguals" (2015-2020)
(http://www.nwo.nl/[…]/nwo-kent-36-prestigieuze-vici-beurzen-toe.html)

At the MPI my research is carried out under Language in our hands: Sign and Gesture project which I am heading. See http://www.mpi.nl/[…]/home

With dr. Judith Holler I coordinate the Nijmegen Gesture Centre of the Radboud University Nijmegen. See http://www.mpi.nl/[…]/nijmegen-gesture-centre-1

I am also a PI at the NWO Gravitation Language in Interaction Consortium- coordinator of workpackage Language and Action with Prof. Harold Bekkering.

if you are two-years after your PhD and would like to conduct a Postdoctoral research with me please contact me to apply for
http://www.ru.nl/excellence/fellowships/radboud-excellence/
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Function: Associated Researcher
Member of: Center for Language Studies Group
Other Affiliations: Professor, Linguistics Department, Radboud University Nijmegen
Research Fellow, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior
Last checked 2015-06-23
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Asli Ozyurek

Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
PO Box 310
6500 AH Nijmegen
The Netherlands
Phone:
+31-24-3521304
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+31-24-3521213