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Asli Ozyurek new director of the multimodal language department at MPI

Date of news: 18 August 2022

The Max Planck Society has appointed Professor Asli Ozyurek as a new Director of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen (NL). Ozyurek has worked at CLS for many years. CLS looks forward to further good cooperation through her with the MPI, with which the institute has been working intensively for years.

As a linguist and cognitive scientist, Asli Ozyurek investigates the cognitive and social foundations of human language ability from a multimodal and crosslinguistic perspective: in speech, gesture and sign. She is dedicated to bridging the gap between science, technology (AI), society and education and to making scientific practices accessible and available to people from different backgrounds and languages.

In her new department at the MPI for Psycholinguistics Asli Ozyurek will explore the human ability to use language not only through speech or text but also through the visible body.

Read more at the MPI website