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Welcome to the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics! 

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. The Institute is 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.

In 2020 our Institute celebrated 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 our interview with founding father Pim Levelt, and view our timeline.

Latest News

  • Sonja Vernes
    19 January 2022

    Sonja Vernes to receive 2022 Blavatnik Award

    Sonja Vernes, research group leader of the Neurogenetics of...

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  • 11 January 2022

    Dilay Z. Karadöller will defend her thesis on Monday 17th of January 2022

    On Monday 17 January 2022, at 16.30 (CET), Dilay Z...

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  • 10 January 2022

    Hans Rutger Bosker receives ERC grant to study audiovisual communication

    A European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant has been...

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MPI TalkLing is the official blog of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen on which our researchers talk about all aspects of language sciences. Click here to visit our blog

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Jobs paragraph
  • Onderzoeksassistent

    Research Assistant

    Positie in het Onderzoeksconsortium 'Language in Interaction' (0.8 – 1.0 fte)
    NWO Zwaartekracht Consortium ‘Language in...

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  • Studentassistent

    Student Assistant
    Psychology of Language

    Interesse in taal en onderzoek en op zoek naar een bijbaan? Wij zoeken vanaf 15 maart 2022 een studentassistent voor 12 uur per...

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