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.

Photo: TU Dortmund

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.

Published Aug. 15, 2017 1:37 PM - Last modified Sep. 7, 2017 12:59 PM