Prof. dr. Antje Meyer inaugurated into the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & Sciences (KNAW)

18 September 2018
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Prof. dr. Antje Meyer, director at the MPI for Psycholinguistics and professor of individual differences in language processing at Radboud University, has been inaugurated into the Royal Academy of Arts & Sciences (KNAW). The inauguration took place at the Openbare Bibliotheek in Amsterdam on 17 September 2018.

The KNAW appointed Antje Meyer, head of the MPI’s Psychology of Language Department, with a membership for life. Antje Meyer is one of the pioneers in the field of speaking and language processing. Many of her theories and techniques are now standard tools for language researchers. Meyer showed, among other things, that when the brain builds up the shape of a word it does so phoneme by phoneme. She was one of the first researchers to investigate how speakers combine the uptake of new information and the formulation of utterances when they describe scenes and events. Her current work focuses on the relationship between language and attention, the way speaking and listening are combined in everyday conversation, and the origins and consequences of individual differences in language skills.

Antje Meyer’s personal page
Psychology of Language Department
 

Photo by Inge Hoogland/KNAW

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