Institute of English Linguistics (IfLA)

Experimental Psycholinguistics (Expsy)

Information about our research in this field

Experimental Psycholinguistics

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Expsy was born with the aim of bringing together people who work on behavioural experiments in different departments and research groups at the University of Stuttgart.

Expsy members have regular meetings to discuss their research topics and ask for feedback and questions about behavioural experiments, experimental design, lab equipment and statistical analysis. Additionally, the group organises workshops on common interests.

The group is supported by the Stuttgart Research Focus Language and Cognition (http://www.srf.uni-stuttgart.de/index.en.html).

Coordinators: Diego Frassinelli (IMS), Nadja Schauffler (IfLA), Judith Tonhauser (IfLA)

The group meets twice per month on Every 2nd Thursday, 09:30 - 11:00 a.m. in  Linguistics Lab (K2, 2nd floor) .

15.11.2018 Nadja Schauffler
29.11.2018 Jun Chen
13.12.2018 Elena Vaiksnoraite
10.01.2019 Diego Frassinelli
24.01.2019 Fabian Bross
07.01.2019 Judith Tonhauser

Current members:

Fabian Bross ILG
Jun Chen ILG
Diego Frassinelli IMS
Nadja Schauffler IfLA
Judith Tonhauser IfLA
Elena Vaiksnoraite IfLA

Associates:

Antje Schweitzer IMS
Daniel Duran Uni. Freiburg
Gianina Iordachioaia IfLA
Petra Augurzky Uni. Tübingen
Sabine Schulte im Walde IMS
Alessandra Zarcone Fraunhofer IIS
Arndt Riester Uni. Köln
Sylvia Springorum IMS
Eva Smolka Uni. Konstanz
Michael Neumann IMS
Fabian Schubö IfLA
Jen Sikos IMS
Enrica Troiano IMS
Yela Schauwecker ILR
Thomas Rainsford ILR
Katrin Schweitzer  
Michael Walsh  
Natalie Lewandowski  
Hans Kamp  
 
Former members:

Rebecca Carroll  
Alla Abrosimova  
Tobias Galts  
Margaret Zellers  
Sofiana Chiriacescu  
Alex Judea  
Duygu Özge  
Umut Özge  
Carla Umbach  
Heike Zinsmeister  
Daniela Marzo  
Evi Kiagia  
Lonneke van der Plas  
Jens Stegmann  
Max Kisselew  
Giusy Turco  

Workshop "Advanced (non-)linear regression techniques in R"

A workshop on linear mixed effects models and generalized additive mixed models (GAMM) lead by Martijn Wieling (University of Groningen).

When: May 3-4, 2018

Where: The workshop will take place at the Institute for Natural Language Processing (IMS) on the campus “Vaihingen” of the University of Stuttgart.

Supported by the Stuttgart Research Focus Language and Cognition.

Workshop "Programming in R"

Invited speaker: Bodo Winter (University of Birmingham)

When: Feburary 22-24, 2017

Where: The workshop will take place at the Institute for Natural Language Processing (IMS) on the campus “Vaihingen” of the University of Stuttgart.

Supported by the Stuttgart Research Focus Language and Cognition.

Workshop "Linear Mixed Models using R"

Invited speaker: Bodo Winter (UC Merced)

When: July 06-08, 2016

Where: The workshop will take place in "Casino" building “K4” (Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 24) on the campus “Stadtmitte” of the University of Stuttgart which is located in the centre of the city.

Supported by the Stuttgart Research Focus Language and Cognition.

Workshop "Theories and methods in eye-tracking research: Eye-tracking"

Invited speakers:

  • Tom Foulsham (University of Essex)
  • Coco Moreno (University of Edinburgh)

When: 15./16. December 2015

Where: The workshop will take place in "Casino" building “K4” (Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 24) on the campus “Stadtmitte” of the University of Stuttgart which is located in the centre of the city.

Supported by the Forschungsverbund Sprachwissenschaft und Kognition (FSK), Universität Stuttgart

Abstract:

Eye tracking is a widely used technique to uncover the mechanisms underlying human information processing. In this workshop, we will discuss theories, methods and analyses necessary for understanding, designing and carrying out empirical studies using eye tracking. We will focus on studies using eye tracking across a spectrum of paradigms mostly tapping into language and vision. Sessions will include lectures, hands-on demonstrations, and exercises regarding the analysis of experimental data. On the first day, we will introduce eye tracking methodology and paradigms from reading and visual cognition (e.g., search task), and teach the participants to extract from the data, the basic measures that are widely reported in the literature.
On the second day, we will go on to examine recent work looking at eye movements in complex, realistic stimuli and the interaction between vision and language. In the lab session, participants will learn to align fixations to speech, model fixation data distributed over a time-course, and perform scan-pattern similarity analyses.  There will also be time for the participants of the workshop to practice example
data or the results of their own experiments. By the end of the workshop participants will build an understanding of eye movement methodology in order to carry out state-of-the-art investigations in vision, language, and human cognition at large.

Below a list of publications by Expsy members which have benefited from presentation and feedback within the group.

2012

  • Umut, D., Umut, Ö, & von Heusinger, K. (2012) Discourse Structuring Potential of Optional Object Marking in Turkish. Poster at AMLaP - 2012, Riva del Garda, 6-8 September 2012.
  • Zarcone, A., Utt, J., & Lenci, A. (2012). Logical Metonymy from Type Clash to Thematic Fit. Talk at AMLaP - 2012, Riva del Garda, 6-8 September 2012.
  • Zarcone, A. (2012). Logical metonymy resolution beyond qualia roles. Talk at DGKL - Fünfte Internationale Konferenz der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kognitive Linguistik, Freiburg, 10-12 October 2012.
  • Analysing annotations (statistical modeling), Nadja Schauffler.
  • Word Processing in a Multimodal Context: Experimental Design, Diego Frasinelli.

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