Limits of variability in phonotactic acquisition due to universal biases
PI(s): Prof. Dr. Natalie Boll-Avetisyan
This project aims at disentangling to what extent phonotactic acquisition is experience-dependent, leading to variability across infants with different language experiences (learning different or multiple languages), and to what extent experience-independent universal biases might place a limit on this acquisition. To this end, we will compare infants growing up mono- or bilingually with German and/or Russian, two phonotactically distinct languages. We will conduct corpus-based lexical statistics to understand what phonotactic input the infants receive, and eye-tracking experiments to test whether the infants’ phonotactic listening preferences are shaped by universal biases beyond their language experience conditions.
Dr. Rowena GarciaUniversität PotsdamCampus GolmDepartment LinguistikKarl-Liebknecht-Strasse 24-25, Haus 14, Raum 2.3714476 Potsdam
Sixth Summer School on Statistical Methods for Linguistics and Psychology
One goal of the summer school is to provide comprehensive training in the theory and application of statistics, with a…
Workshop: Basics of Artificial Neural Networks / Deep Learning
The SFB1287 at the University Potsdam invites interested researchers of linguistics to a free this workshop.This 2-day workshop offers an…