Wednesday seminar / Guest lecture: Language and Cognition - some psycholinguistic insights
Barbara Mertins, professor in psycholinguistics at the Technische Universität Dortmund, will present a critical review of the effects of language on cognition.
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The evidence that language, specifically grammar, affects the way we perceive, organize and talk about the world around us is mounting.
In my talk I will critically review and discuss a number of behavioral and experimental studies showing effects of language on cognition.
In addition, I will address the scope of such effects and make some remarks on how foreign language and bilingual speakers think in two languages.
In conclusion I will present recent data pointing to cognitive advantages of the bilingual mind.