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Welcome to the Max Plank 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. 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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  • 03 June 2020

    Director Emeritus Anne Cutler Awarded ASA Silver Medal

    The MPI is proud and happy to announce that Director...

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  • 24 April 2020

    Dr. Sonja Vernes awarded UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship to study bats

    The MPI is proud and happy to announce that Dr. Sonja Vernes...

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  • 20 April 2020

    Ella Lattenkamp will defend her thesis Thursday 23rd of April 2020

    On Thursday 23rd of April 2020, at 12.30, Ella Lattenkamp...

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