This project examines how Turkish/German bilingual speakers’ processing of sentences and morphologically complex words is influenced by grammatical vs. non-grammatical constraints. We specifically investigate two important sources for inter-individual variability in bilinguals: age of acquisition and amount of exposure and practice. We also determine the range of intra-individual variability in bilinguals’ performance across different processing tasks and modalities. The project aims to develop a model that accounts both for linguistic choices which are subject to variability and for those which are consistent and robust in bilingual language processing.
Prof. Dr. Harald Clahsen (principal investigator)
PD Dr. Claudia Felser (principal investigator)
Dr. Anna Jessen (postdoctoral researcher)
Dr. Serkan Uygun (postdoctoral researcher)