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The host of this website is the Max Planck Institut für Psycholinguistik (in English, the "Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics").  


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The editor responsible for content on the MPI website (except the content on personal profile pages) is the managing director of the Institute. The webmaster (except for content on personal profile pages) is Maurice van Deutekom.


Legal structure

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