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B04: Variability in bilingual language processing

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.

Staff

Prof. Dr. Harald Clahsen

PI B04

 

Campus Golm
Potsdam Research Institute for Multilingualism
House 2, Room 0.08a
Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 24-25
14476 Potsdam

PD Dr. Claudia Felser

PI B04

 

Campus Golm
Potsdam Research Institute for Multilingualism
House 2, Room 0.02
Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 24-25
14476 Potsdam

Dr. Anna Jessen

 

Campus Golm
Potsdam Research Institute for Multilingualism
House 2, Room 0.06
Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 24-25
14476 Potsdam

Dr. Serkan Uygun

 

Campus Golm
Potsdam Research Institute for Multilingualism
House 2, Room 0.06
Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 24-25
14476 Potsdam

Publications with scientific quality assurance

AuthorsYearTitelWhereProjectLink
Bosch, S., Veríssimo, J., & Clahsen, H.2019Inflectional morphology in bilingual language processing: An age-of-acquisition study.Language Acquisition, 26(3), 339-360. doi:10.1080/10489223.2019.1570204A02, B04
Ciaccio, L. A. & Clahsen, H.2019Variability and Consistency in First and Second Language Processing: A Masked Morphological Priming Study on Prefixation and Suffixation.Language Learning. doi:10.1111/lang.12370B04
Clahsen, H. & Felser, C.2018Some notes on the Shallow Structure Hyposthesis.Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 40(3), 693-706. doi:10.1017/S0272263117000250B04
Clahsen, H. & Jessen, A.2019Do bilingual children lag behind? A study of morphological encoding using ERPs. Journal of Child Language, 46(5), 955-979. doi:10.1017/S0305000919000321B04
Felser, C.2019Structure-sensitive contraints in non-native sentence processing.Journal of the European Second Language Association, 3(1), 12-22. doi:10.22599/jesla.52B04
Felser, C.2019Do processing resource limitations shape heritage language grammars?  Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 1-2. doi:10.1017/S1366728919000397B04
Felser, C. & Arslan, S.2019Inappropriate choice of definites in Turkish heritage speakers of German. Heritage Language Journal, 16(1), 22-43. B04
Jessen, A., Fleischhauer, E., & Clahsen, H. 2017Morphological encoding in German children's language production: evidence from event-related brain potentials. Journal of Child Language, 44(2), 427-456. doi:10.1017/S0305000916000118B04
Jessen, A., Veríssimo, J., & Clahsen, H.2018Variability and consistency in L2 morphology: An EEG production study.Mental Lexicon, 13(2): 186-214. doi:10.1075/ml.18002.jesB04
Lago, S.,& Felser, C.2018Agreement attraction in native and non-native speakers of German.Applied Psycholinguistics 39: 619-647. doi:10.1017/S0142716417000601B04
Lago, S., Gracanin-Yuksek, M., Şafak, D.F., Demir, O., Kırkıcı, B., & Felser, C.2018Straight from the horse's mouth: Agreement attraction effects with Turkish possessors.Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism. Advance online publication. doi:10.1075/lab.17019.lagB04
Uygun, S., & Gürel, A2018Processing second language inflectional morphology. M.-A. Akıncı & K. Yagmur (Eds.), The Rouen Meeting: Studies on Turkic Structures and Language Contacts (pp. 189-204). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag.B04
Veríssimo, J., Heyer, V., Jacob, G., & Clahsen, H.2018Selective Effects of Age of Acquisition on Morphological Priming: Evidence for a Sensitive Period.Language Acquisition, 25(3), 315-326. doi:10.1080/10489223.2017.1346104B04

Other publications

AuthorsYearTitelWhereProjectLink
Arslan, S., Lago, S., Yanilmaz, A., Drury, J. E., & Felser, C.2019The processing of negative polarity items in Turkish-German bilinguals.P. Guijarro-Fuentes & C. Suárez-Gómez (Eds.), Proceedings of GALA 2017: Language Acquisition and Development (pp. 117-133). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.B04
Jessen, A. & Schmitz, M.2018Mehrsprachigkeit im Individuum.Praxis Sprache, 63(3), 156-161. doi: 10.2443/skv-s-2018-56020180305B04, Z

Invited talks & presentations

AuthorsYearTitelWhereProjectLink
Arslan, S., Felser, C. & Uzuntaş, A.2017Inappropriate use of definites in Turkish-German bilinguals.
Poster presented at the Conference on Multilingualism (COM2017), University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands. 06 - 08 November.B04
Arslan, S., Lago, S., Felser, C., Yanılmaz, A., & Drury, J. E.2017The processing of Negative Polarity Items in Turkish-German bilingual speakers.
Paper presented at the Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition (GALA 13), Palma de Mallorca, Spain. 07 - 09 September.B04[Link]
Clahsen, H.2017Multilingualism in the Individual: A psycholinguistic perspective. Paper presented at the The Multilingualism and Diversity Lectures,, University of Hildesheim, Hildesheim, Germany. 8 June 2017. B04
Clahsen, H.2017What language processing reveals about constraints on word formation.Invited 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.B04
Felser, C.2019The timing of structure-sensitive constraints during native and non-native sentence comprehension.Keynote talk at ConSOLE XXVII, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany. 21 February. B04
Felser, C.2018Structure-sensitive constraints in non-native sentence processing. Keynote talk at the 28th Conference of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA 2018), Münster, Germany. 05 - 08 September. B04
Felser, C.2017Illusions of grammaticality in non-native language processing.Invited workshop plenary talk at the  Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition (GALA 13). Palma de Mallorca, Spain. 07 - 09 September.B04[Link]
Jessen, A., Schwarz, L., & Clahsen, H.2019Graded morphological generalization: A study of German inflection.Poster presented at the  12th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovene. 27 - 30 June. B04
Jessen, A., Schwarz, L., & Felser, C. 2019Gradience in subject-verb number agreement: Can bilinguals tune in?Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on Bilingualism, University of Malta, Valetta, Malta. 25 - 27 March. B04
Jessen, A., Veríssimo, J., & Clahsen, H.2018Variability and consistency in L2 morphology. An EEG production study.Poster presented at the  11th International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, Edmonton, Canada. 25 - 28 September. B04
Uygun, S. & Felser, C.2019Subject-verb agreement marking in Turkish heritage speakers.Paper presented at the Workshop "Turkish in Europe", University of Hildesheim, Hildesheim, Germany. 12 July. B04
Uygun, S. & Felser, C.2019Constraints on subject-verb agreement in German-Turkish bilingual speakers.Paper presented at the 12th International Symposium of Biligualism (ISB 12). Edmonton, Canada. 24 - 28 June. B04
Uygun, S. & Gürel, A. 2018Processing of compounds in native and nonnative speakers of Turkish.Paper presented at the 2nd Conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Linguistic Theory (CIALT-2), Berlin, Germany. 25 - 27 October. B04
Uygun, S. & Gürel, A. 2018First language processing of compounds in late bilinguals.Poster presented at the  24th Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing (AMLaP) 2018, Berlin, Germany. 06 - 08 September. B04