Language

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Photo: Hege Håtun

We address questions at the interface of linguistics, psychology, and philosophy. These concern linguistic and cognitive development, foundational issues about communication, and what the study of language may reveal about the human mind.

Applications and methodology

We investigate the development of communication and its relationship to our cognitive capacities.

Language development

With this research, we aim to gain a deeper understanding of the developmental trajectory of semantic and pragmatic processing, as well as how language use and cognitive capacities may work together in bringing about biases and other problematic consequences.

Language processing

In addition to the development of communication, we investigate the mental capacities that underlie language processing, focusing on the structure and explanatory role of mental representations, and the computations involved in processing them.