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About the lab

The laboratory brings together research questions and methodologies from cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics.

Research at MultiLing is exploring new methods and tools to better understand how humans learn, use or gradually lose the languages they know. The Socio-Cognitive Laboratory  is a hub for research questions and methodologies from different strands of linguistics such as psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics. It provides tools and technology to study online processing of languages (e.g. via EEG and eyetracking) and opens up possibilities for combining existing and novel methods to explore multilingualism in various groups of speakers, such as infants and adult language learners, speakers of minority languages, and patients with language loss. There are always several projects going on in the lab, and you can read more about them on the projects page.

The laboratory also aims to facilitate connections between research and teaching: students are involved in the laboratory's activities through coursework and MA research projects.

Background and funding

The Socio-Cognitive Laboratory was established thanks to national world-leading funding awarded to MultiLing.

Official opening

Young girl and female researcher looking at an iPad in MultiLing's lab
The laboratory officially opened on March 22, 2018. Photo: Terje Heiestad / UiO.

Published Jan. 21, 2020 11:10 AM - Last modified Mar. 1, 2021 12:12 PM