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Asli Ozyurek

I am the Director of the Multimodal Language and Cognition lab http://www.ru.nl/mlc/

My research in general investigates the relations between cognition (action, space), language, communication and development. More specifically I ask to what extent our knowledge and use of bodily actions interact with or shape language, its processing and learning. I investigate this question in two domains of human communicative behavior in which body and language are closely related:

• gestures that speakers use spontaneously
• sign languages (established or emerging) used by deaf people

I use an interdisciplinary approach (linguistic and psychological) and a combination of methods and techniques such as linguistic analysis, comparative (developmental, cross-linguistic) and experimental methods as well as brain imaging (ERP, fMRI).

Currently I am the recipient of NWO-VICI Grant (http://www.nwo.nl/[…]/nwo-kent-36-prestigieuze-vici-beurzen-toe.html) for a research proposal entitled "Giving cognition a hand: Linking spatial cognition to linguistic expression in native and late learners of sign language and bimodal bilinguals"

I am also an active PI and a Scientific Board Member of NWO funded Language in Interaction Consortium (till 2023) https://www.languageininteraction.nl

With Dr. Judith Holler I coordinate the Nijmegen Gesture Center. http://www.mpi.nl/[…]/nijmegen-gesture-centre-1

Google Scholar H-Index =26 times cited- 4500+
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Function: Research Associate
Member of: Center for Language Studies Group
Other Affiliations: Full Professor,Radboud University Nijmegen
PI, Board Member, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior
PI, Center for Language Studies
Last checked 2018-08-11
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Asli Ozyurek

Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
PO Box 310
6500 AH Nijmegen
The Netherlands
Phone:
+31-24-3521304
Fax:
+31-24-3521213