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Sentence processing

In the projects on sentence processing, we investigate comprehension and production of sentences of different grammatical structures. We investigate adults with aphasia, children with specific language impairment (SLI) as well as healthy adults and typically developing children.

Concerning sentence processing in aphasia, we focus on the variability observed in intra- and inter-individual performance as a result of syntactic deficits. In order to measure and classify the behavioural data of patients, we are also interested in how healthy adults perform in different sentence processing tasks.

With respect to the development of intervention procedures, we investigate, for example, to which extend cross-modal generalization effects can be found. For instance, we investigate whether comprehension performance increases (automatically) following an intervention focussing only on production, or, alternatively, whether treatment of sentence comprehension should precede an intervention addressing sentence production.

An essential aspect of all sub-projects is, after all, to explore different explanatory approaches for sentence comprehension disorders in patients with aphasia and in children with developmental language disorders.

In these projects, we cooperate with researchers from the NOLA Lab and vasishthlab.
Sub-projects are funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Potsdam Graduate School (PoGS).

Outcome and contributions

Pregla, D., Vasishth, S., Lissón, P., Stadie,N., & Burchert, F. (2022). Can the resource reduction hypothesis explain sentence processing in aphasia? A visual world study in German. Brain & Language, Volume 235 

Pregla, D., Burchert, F. & Stadie, N. (2022). Adaptation in der Verarbeitung von Sätzen bei Personen mit und ohne sprachliche Beeinträchtigung. Neurologische Rehabilitation 28(2): 78–84

Adelt, A., Stadie, N., Adani, F., & Burchert, N. (under review). Inhibitory control and intervention effects in sentence comprehension: Evidence from eye-tracking while listening. 

Adani, A., Haendler, Y., Lassotta, R., Adelt, A., Stadie, N., Burchert, F. (under review). Asymmetries in the Processing of German Relative Clauses with and without Pronouns. 

Pregla, D., Lissón, P., Vasishth, S., Burchert, F. & Stadie,N. (2021). Variability in sentence comprehension in aphasia in German, Brain and Language, Volume 222

Lisson, P., Pregla, D., Nicenboim, B., Paape, D., van het Nederend, M. L., Burchert, F., Stadie, N., Caplan, D. & Vasishth, S. (2020, April 22). A computational evaluation of two models of retrieval processes in sentence processing in aphasia.Cognitive Science, 45, 4, e12956.

Haendler, Y., Lassotta, R., Adelt, A., Stadie, N., Burchert, F. & Adani, F. (2020) Bayesian Analysis as Alternative to Frequentist Methods: A Demonstration with Data from Language-Impaired Children's Relative Clause Processing. Proceedings of the 44th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, BUCLD.

Adelt, A., Burchert, F., Adani, F., & Stadie, N. (2019). What matters in processing German object relative clauses in aphasia - timing or morpho-syntactic cues? Aphasiology 

Neise, R., Pregla, D., & Stadie, N. (2019). Entwicklung eines neurolinguistischen Befundes zum Satzverstehen. Posterpräsentation, 13. Herbsttreffen Patholinguistik, Potsdam, November 2019.

Wollenberg, M., Stadie, N. &Hanne, S.(2019). Therapie von Wortfindungsstörungen bei Restaphasien: Systematischer Literaturüberblick & exemplarisches Behandlungskonzept. Posterpräsentation, 13. Herbsttreffen Patholinguistik, Potsdam, November 2019.

Pregla, D., Burchert, F., Vasishth, S., & Stadie, N. (2018). Interference effects in the processing of control structures in German healthy adults. Posterpräsentation XIX. Science of Aphasia (SOA), Venedig, Italien. September 2018.

Adani, F., Haendler, Y.,  Lassotta, R., Adelt, A., Stadie, N., & Burchert, F. (2018). (Specifically) Language-impaired Processing of Relative Clauses in German. Posterpräsentation Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing  (AMLaP), Berlin, Deutschland. September 2018.

Adelt, A., Stadie, N., Lassotta, R., Adani, F., & Burchert, F. (2017). Feature dissimilarities in the processing of German relative clauses in aphasia. Journal of Neurolinguistics,, 17-37.

Adelt, A., Hanne, S., & Stadie, N. (2016). Treatment of sentence comprehension and production in aphasia: Is tere cross-modal generalization? Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 1-29.

Hanne, S., Burchert, F., & Vasishth, S. (2015). Satzverständnisstörungen bei Aphasie: Neue Erkenntnisse aus Blickbewegungsstudien. In: A. Adelt, C. Otto, T Fritzsche, & C. Magister (Hrsg.) Spektrum Patholinguistik 8 - Besonders behandlen? Sprachtherapie im Rahmen primärer Störungsbilder. Potsdam: Universitätsverlag. pp. 71-93. 

Schröder, A., Burchert, F., & Stadie, N. (2015). Training-induced improvement of noncanonical sentence production does not generalize to comprehension: Evidence for modality-specific processes. Cognitive Neuropsychology.Special Issue: The Use of Intervention to Inform Theoretical Debate, 32, 195-220.

Stadie, N., Schröder, A., & Burchert, F. (2015). The role of sentence comprehension during treatment of agrammatic sentence production. Posterpräsentation,  5th Nordic Aphasia Conference (NAC), Oslo, Norwegen. Juni 2015.

Adelt, A., Lassotta, R., Adani, F., Stadie, N. & Burchert, F. (2015). What causes the processing advantage in the comprehension of German object relative clauses? Posterpräsentation, Academy of Aphasia, Tucson, USA. Oktober 2015.

Adelt, A., Burchert, F., & Stadie, N. (2014). Faszilitieren Pronomina das Verständnis von Objektrelativsätzen? Eine Blickbewegungsstudie.Posterpräsentation Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Aphasieforschung und –behandlung (GAB), Freiburg, Deutschland. November 2014.

Schröder, A., Burchert, F., & Stadie, N. (2014). Training-induced improvement of noncanonical sentence production does not generalize to comprehension: Evidence for modality-specific processes. Cognitive Neuropsychology.Special Issue: The Use of Intervention to Inform Theoretical Debate, 32, 195-220.

Adelt, A., Stadie, N., & Burchert, F. (2014). Do Pronouns Make a Difference? On-line Processing of Relative Clauses in the Visual-world Paradigm.Posterpräsentation, Science of Aphasia, Venedig, Italien. September 2014.

Adelt, A., Stadie, N., & Burchert, F. (2014). On-line Processing of German Number-marked  Relative Clauses in the Visual-world Paradigm.Posterpräsentation, Academy of Aphasia, Miami, USA. Oktober 2014.

Adelt, A., Hanne, S., & Stadie, N. (2013). Behandlung von syntaktischen Störungen in Verständnis und Produktion: Modalitätsspezifische und -übergreifende Therapieeffekte. Posterpräsentation 13. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Aphasieforschung und -behandlung (GAB), Potsdam, Deutschland. November 2013.

Burchert, F., Lorenz, A., Schröder, A., de Bleser, R. & Stadie, N. (2011). Sätze verstehen. Neurolinguistische Materialien für die Untersuchung von Satzverständnisstörungen bei Aphasie. Hofheim: NAT-Verlag.

Schröder, A., Lorenz, A., Burchert, F. & Stadie, N. (2009). Komplexe Sätze. Störungen der Satzproduktion: Materialien für Diagnostik, Therapie und Evaluation. Hofheim: NAT-Verlag.

Stadie, N., Schröder, A., Postler, J., Lorenz, A., Swoboda-Moll, M., Burchert, F., & De Bleser, R. (2008). Unambiguous generalization effects after treatment of non-canonical sentence production in German agrammatism. Brain and Language, 114, 211-229.

Schröder, A., Stadie, N., Postler, J., Lorenz, M., Swoboda-Moll, M., Burchert, F., & De Bleser, R. (2005). Does training-induced improvement of noncanonical sentence production in agrammatic aphasia generalize to comprehension? A multiple single case study. Brain and Language, 95, 202-203.