Ruth Corps

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Psychology of Language Department and leader of the Juggling Act: Speaking and Listening in Conversation research cluster. My main research interest is language use in conversation. In particular, I investigate the cognitive mechanisms that help us coordinate our utterances with another person during conversation, how using language in conversation alters our lexical representations and long-term language use, and the differences between language studied in the laboratory and the language we actually use in conversation. I use a mixture of in lab and online experimental techniques and corpus analyses to investigate these issues. 


Before coming to the MPI, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh. In this project, I worked with Martin Pickering to investigate the cognitive mechanisms underlying prediction during language comprehension. I also completed my PhD in Psychology in the same department, investigating how prediction helps people coordinate their utterances during conversation. 


My recent publications can be found on my ResearchGate and Google Scholar profiles. 

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