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Welcome to the Max Plank Institute for Psycholinguistics! 

In 2020 our Institute is celebrating its 40th Anniversary. Over the years, the Max Planck Institute in Nijmegen has experienced a number of milestones. To find out more about our history and our path to success, read out timeline.

Our Institute, located in Nijmegen, is one of more than 80 research institutes that form part of the German Max Planck Society, and it is one of the few outside Germany. 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.

Thanks to the MPI's rich history and outward-looking, dynamic approach to science, it has been able to attract distinguished researchers from all over the world and develop close ties with numerous other research and educational institutions, such as the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour.

On this website, you will find everything you need to know about our Institute, departments, research groups, researchers and their publications, as well as our upcoming and past news and events.

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  • Andrea Ravignani
    08 July 2020

    Animals who try to sound ‘bigger’ are good at learning sounds

    Some animals fake their body size by sounding ‘bigger’ than...

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  • 06 July 2020

    Heineken Young Scientists Award 2020 in Humanities awarded to Mark Dingemanse

    The MPI is proud and happy to announce that former senior...

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  • 19 June 2020

    Svetlana Gerakaki will defend her thesis Wednesday 8th of July 2020

    On Wednesday 8th of July 2020, at 12.30, Svetlana Gerakaki...

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