Collaborative Research Centre 1287 - Limits of Variability in Language: Cognitive, Computational, and Grammatical Aspects

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Bilingual processing ability as a predictor for language learning

PI(s): Prof. Dr. Harald Clahsen & PD Dr. Claudia Felser

our team

This project investigates how inter-individual variability in bilingual language processing can predict learning outcomes in a newly learnt language. Our starting assumption is that successful language learning presupposes efficient processing of the linguistic input. By examining bilingual speakers in both of their languages, we will test the hypothesis that individual language processing profiles yield different outcomes in a person’s learning of a novel language.

Members

Clahsen

Prof. Dr. Harald Clahsen

Universität PotsdamCampus GolmPotsdam Research Institute for MultilingualismKarl-Liebknecht-Strasse 24-25, Haus 2, Raum 0.08a14476 Potsdam
(+49) 331 977-2840E-MailLink
Costantini

Sabia Costantini

Universität PotsdamCampus GolmPotsdam Research Institute for MultilingualismKarl-Liebknecht-Strasse 24-25, Haus 2, Raum 0.0614476 Potsdam
Felser

PD Dr. Claudia Felser

Universität PotsdamCampus GolmPotsdam Research Institute for MultilingualismKarl-Liebknecht-Strasse 24-25, Haus 2, Raum 0.0214476 Potsdam
(+49) 331 977-2832E-MailLink | Link
Iliopoulos

Ioannis Iliopoulos

Universität PotsdamCampus GolmPotsdam Research Institute for MultilingualismKarl-Liebknecht-Strasse 24-25, Haus 2, Raum 0.0614476 Potsdam
Trifonova

Aleksandra Trifonova

Universität PotsdamCampus GolmPotsdam Research Institute for MultilingualismKarl-Liebknecht-Strasse 24-25, Haus 2, Raum 0.0614476 Potsdam

Publications

Author(s)TitleYearPublished inDOILinksTypeProject
Uygun, S. & Clahsen, H.Morphological processing in heritage speakers: A masked priming study on the Turkish aorist.2020Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 1-12.LinkPaper Data CodePeer-ReviewedB04
Clahsen, H. & Jessen, A.Variability and its limits in bilingual word recognition: A morphological priming study.2020The Mental Lexicon, 15(2), 295-329.LinkPaper Data CodePeer-ReviewedB04
Bosch, S., Veríssimo, J. & Clahsen, H.Inflectional morphology in bilingual language processing: An age-of-acquisition study.2019Language Acquisition, 26(3), 339-360.LinkPaper Data Peer-ReviewedB04
Ciaccio, L. A. & Clahsen, H.Variability and Consistency in First and Second Language Processing: A Masked Morphological Priming Study on Prefixation and Suffixation.2020Language Learning, 70(1), 103-136.LinkPaper Data Peer-ReviewedB04
Felser, C. & Arslan, S.Inappropriate choice of definites in Turkish heritage speakers of German.2019Heritage Language Journal, 16(1), 22-43.Paper Peer-ReviewedB04
Uygun, S. & Felser, C. Constraints on subject-verb agreement marking in Turkish-German bilingual speakers.2021Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism. LinkPaper Peer-ReviewedB04
Felser, C. & Jessen, A.Correlative coordination and variable subject–verb agreement in German.2021Languages, 6(2), 67.LinkPaper Data CodePeer-ReviewedB04
Jessen, A. & Schmitz, M.Mehrsprachigkeit im Individuum.2018Praxis Sprache, 63(3), 156-161.LinkOtherB04, Z
Arslan, S., Lago, S., Yanilmaz, A., Drury, J. E. & Felser, C.The processing of negative polarity items in Turkish-German bilinguals.2019P. Guijarro-Fuentes & C. Suárez-Gómez (Eds.), Proceedings of GALA 2017: Language Acquisition and Development (pp. 117-133). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.SFB-RelatedB04
Clahsen, H. & Felser, C.Some notes on the Shallow Structure Hyposthesis.2018Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 40(3), 693-706.LinkSFB-RelatedB04
Clahsen, H. & Jessen, A.Do bilingual children lag behind? A study of morphological encoding using ERPs. 2019Journal of Child Language, 46(5), 955-979.LinkSFB-RelatedB04
Felser, C.Structure-sensitive contraints in non-native sentence processing.2019Journal of the European Second Language Association, 3(1), 12-22.LinkSFB-RelatedB04
Felser, C.Do processing resource limitations shape heritage language grammars? 2019Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 1-2.LinkSFB-RelatedB04
Jessen, A., Fleischhauer, E. & Clahsen, H.Morphological encoding in German children's language production: evidence from event-related brain potentials.2017Journal of Child Language, 44(2), 427-456.LinkSFB-RelatedB04
Jessen, A., Veríssimo, J. & Clahsen, H.Variability and consistency in L2 morphology: An EEG production study.2018Mental Lexicon, 13(2): 186-214.LinkSFB-RelatedB04
Lago, S. & Felser, C.Agreement attraction in native and non-native speakers of German.2018Applied Psycholinguistics 39: 619-647.LinkSFB-RelatedB04
Lago, S., Gracanin-Yuksek, M., Şafak, D.F., Demir, O., Kırkıcı, B. & Felser, C.Straight from the horse's mouth: Agreement attraction effects with Turkish possessors.2018Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism. Advance online publication.LinkSFB-RelatedB04
Reifegerste, J., Jarvis, R. & Felser, C. Effects of aging on native and nonnative sentence processing: Evidence from subject-verb agreement in German. 2020Journal of Memory and Language, 111, 104083.LinkSFB-RelatedB04
Uygun, S. & Gürel, AProcessing second language inflectional morphology. 2018M.-A. Akıncı & K. Yagmur (Eds.), The Rouen Meeting: Studies on Turkic Structures and Language Contacts (pp. 189-204). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag.SFB-RelatedB04
Uygun, S. & Gürel, A.Does the processing of first language compounds change in late bilinguals?2020In M. Schlechtweg (Ed.), The learnability of complex constructions: A cross-linguistic perspective (pp. 63-89). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Mouton.SFB-RelatedB04
Veríssimo, J., Heyer, V., Jacob, G. & Clahsen, H.Selective Effects of Age of Acquisition on Morphological Priming: Evidence for a Sensitive Period.2018Language Acquisition, 25(3), 315-326.LinkSFB-RelatedB04
Arslan, S., Felser, C. & Uzuntaş, A.Inappropriate use of definites in Turkish-German bilinguals.2017Poster presented at the Conference on Multilingualism (COM 2017), University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands. 06 - 08 November.Paper Talk or PresentationB04
Arslan, S., Lago, S., Felser, C., Yanılmaz, A. & Drury, J. E.The processing of Negative Polarity Items in Turkish-German bilingual speakers.2017Paper presented at the Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition (GALA 13), Palma de Mallorca, Spain. 07 - 09 September.Paper Talk or PresentationB04
Baltais, M. & Jessen, A.Morphological decomposition by second language learners: A German masked priming study with Russian native speakers.2021Paper presented at the 34th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA. 04 - 06 March.Talk or PresentationB04
Ciaccio, L. A., Bürki, A. & Clahsen, H.Identifying individual profiles in the processing of morphological violations. An ERP study on German regular and irregular plural forms.2020Poster presented at the 12th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language (virtual edition). 21-25 Oct.Paper Talk or PresentationB04, B05
Clahsen, H.Morphological constraints in language processing and language acquisition.2020Keynote talk at the Virtual Colloquium Series on Linguistics, The Linguistic Society of Korea, Seoul, Korea. 15 December.Talk or PresentationB04
Clahsen, H.Morphology in Child and Adult Learners' Spoken Language Comprehension.2020Keynote talk at the Virtual Psycholinguistics Forum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK. 07 October.Talk or PresentationB04
Clahsen, H.The multilingual individual: Correcting some myths.2019Invited talk at the Conference ''Multilingualism in Ancient and Modern Contexts'', Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa. 25 - 27 September.Paper Talk or PresentationB04
Clahsen, H.Multilingualism in the Individual: A psycholinguistic perspective.2017Paper presented at the The Multilingualism and Diversity Lectures, University of Hildesheim, Hildesheim, Germany. 08 June.Paper Talk or PresentationB04
Clahsen, H.What language processing reveals about constraints on word formation.2017Invited talk at the Workshop ''Usage statistics, semantic transparency and segmentability in the selection, access and (de)composition of complex words'', University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany. 05 May.Paper Talk or PresentationB04
Felser, C.Gradience in subject-verb number agreement in German and Turkish.2021Invited talk at the Experimental Linguistics Seminar, Université Paris-Diderot, 4 June.Talk or PresentationB04
Felser, C.The timing of structure-sensitive constraints during native and non-native sentence comprehension.2019Keynote talk at ConSOLE XXVII, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany. 21 February.Talk or PresentationB04
Felser, C.Structure-sensitive constraints in non-native sentence processing.2018Keynote talk at the 28th Conference of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA 2018), Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Münster, Germany. 05 - 08 September.Paper Talk or PresentationB04
Felser, C.Illusions of grammaticality in non-native language processing.2017Invited workshop plenary talk at the Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition (GALA 13). Palma de Mallorca, Spain. 07 - 09 September.Paper Talk or PresentationB04
Felser, C. & Jessen, A.Correlative coordination and variable subject-verb agreement in German: An experimental study.2021Paper presented at the 43rd Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS): Modell und Evidenz, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany. 23 - 26 February.Talk or PresentationB04
Jessen, A.Variabilität in der bilingualen Sprachverarbeitung.2018Paper presented at the 25. Treffen des Berliner Interdisziplinären Verbunds für Mehrsprachigkeit (BIVEM) Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin, Germany. 01 February.Talk or PresentationB04
Jessen, A., Schwarz, L. & Clahsen, H.Graded morphological generalization: A study of German inflection.2019Poster presented at the 12th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovene. 27 - 30 June.Paper Talk or PresentationB04
Jessen, A., Schwarz, L. & Felser, C.Resolving number agreement conflicts with pseudopartitives in L2 German.2020Poster presented at the Conference on Multilingualism - COM2020, University of Reading, Reading, UK. 23 - 25 June.Paper Talk or PresentationB04
Jessen, A., Schwarz, L. & Felser, C. Gradience in subject-verb number agreement: Can bilinguals tune in?2019Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on Bilingualism, University of Malta, Valetta, Malta. 25 - 27 March.Paper Talk or PresentationB04
Jessen, A., Veríssimo, J. & Clahsen, H.Variability and consistency in L2 morphology. An EEG production study.2018Poster presented at the 11th International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada. 25 - 28 September.Paper Talk or PresentationB04
Uygun, S. & Clahsen, H.Morphological generalization in heritage Turkish.2021Paper to be presented at the RUEG Conference - Dynamics of Language Contact: New Perspectives on Emerging Grammars, Variation and Change, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany. 22 - 23 February.Talk or PresentationB04
Uygun, S. & Clahsen, H.Morphological priming in Turkish: Evidence from heritage speakers.2020Poster presented at the 26th Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing (AMLaP 2020), University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany. 03 - 05 September.Paper Talk or PresentationB04
Uygun, S. & Clahsen, H. Morphological variability in linguistic generalization: The Turkish aorist.2019Paper presented at the International Morphological Processing Conference (MoProc 2019), University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany. 4 - 7 November.Paper Talk or PresentationB04
Uygun, S. & Felser, C.Effects of subject position and animacy in Turkish subject-verb agreement.2021Paper to be presented at the RUEG Conference - Dynamics of Language Contact: New Perspectives on Emerging Grammars, Variation and Change, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany. 22 - 23 February.Talk or PresentationB04
Uygun, S. & Felser, C.Subject-verb agreement marking in Turkish heritage speakers.2019Paper presented at the Workshop ''Turkish in Europe'', University of Hildesheim, Hildesheim, Germany. 12 July.Paper Talk or PresentationB04
Uygun, S. & Felser, C.Constraints on subject-verb agreement in German-Turkish bilingual speakers.2019Paper presented at the 12th International Symposium of Biligualism (ISB 12). Edmonton, AB, Canada. 24 - 28 June.Paper Talk or PresentationB04
Uygun, S. & Gürel, A.Processing of compounds in native and nonnative speakers of Turkish.2018Paper presented at the 2nd Conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Linguistic Theory (CIALT-2), Berlin, Germany. 25 - 27 October.Paper Talk or PresentationB04
Uygun, S. & Gürel, A.First language processing of compounds in late bilinguals.2018Poster presented at the 24th Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing (AMLaP 2018), Berlin, Germany. 06 - 08 September.Paper Talk or PresentationB04
Jessen, A., Schwarz, L. & Felser, C.Gradience in subject-verb number agreement: Can bilinguals tune in?2021Applied Psycholinguistics, 42, 1523-1551.LinkPaper Peer-ReviewedB04
Iliopoulos, I. & Felser, C.Pragmatic factors facilitate Condition C violations cross-linguistically.2021Talk presented at the 12th International Conference of Experimental Linguistics, 11-13 October 2021, Athens, Greece.Talk or PresentationB04
Iliopoulos, I. & Felser, C.Aspectual backgrounding facilitates Condition C violation in L1 and L2 comprehension.2022Poster presented at GASLA 16, Trondheim, Norway, 12 - 14 May.Talk or PresentationB04
Felser, C. & Uygun, S.Optional Plural Agreement in Heritage Turkish Speakers’ Verb Form Choices.2022Heritage Language Journal, 19(1), 1-30.LinkPeer-ReviewedB04
Ciaccio, L. A., & Veríssimo, J.Investigating variability in morphological processing with Bayesian distributional models.2022Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.LinkPaper Peer-ReviewedB04, Q
Uygun, S.Processing pro-drop features in heritage Turkish.2022Frontiers in Psychology, 13.LinkPeer-ReviewedB04
Iliopoulos, I., & Felser, C.Pragmatic factors facilitate Condition C violations cross-linguistically.2021A. Botinis (ed.), Proceedings of 12th International Conference of Experimental Linguistics (pp. 125-128). Athens, Greece.LinkOtherB04