You are invited to the Cognitive Science of Language lecture series organized by McMaster’s Department of Linguistics and Languages. The lecture will be delivered in-person by Dr. Adriana Hanuliková. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a location.
Dr. Hanuliková is assistant professor at the University of Freiburg in Germany and a senior fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS). She received her PhD in Linguistics at the Humboldt University of Berlin. She worked as a staff scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen and as a Marie Curie fellow at the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language in Donostia-San Sebastian. Her research interests and topics are broad and include multilingualism, individual differences in language use and processing, speech, and social aspects of language processing.
Title: Patterns of variation in language processing and learning
Abstract: We learn and use language in a social context that is often shaped by diverse speech communities. In addition to a standard variety, we are frequently surrounded by regional varieties. At the same time, many children grow up speaking several languages, and with social
interactions taking place in the context of (second language) learner varieties. One line of my research deals with the linguistic, cognitive and social consequences of such diverse environments. In this talk I will discuss how we adapt to diverse accents, how diverse speech
environments shape vowel variability, and how children learn words from virtual peers in heterogenous input conditions.
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