Research projects

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  • The Language of Pain in Bolivian Spanish and Quechua

    The ability to feel pain is universal to all human beings, regardless of ethnicity, gender, or age. It has been shown, however, that the exact nature of one’s pain experience is all but universal and can differ greatly depending on social factors.

  • Zeppelin. Alaksiej Carankievic (Unsplash)


    In this project a large collection of Dutch sentences with linguistic minimal pairs is created to research how well language models can pick the correct one.

  • Poster presentation Putting Discourse Particles in Perspective

    Putting discourse particles in context

    Dutch discourse particles (e.g. eigenlijk) are frequent and important in conversation. This project addresses the as of yet unanswered question how people with acquired communication disorders (ACD) use these important linguistic elements.

  • Group picture conference INAR 2023

    Processing pronouns of address (ImPro)

    In various languages, speakers have a choice between using a polite or informal pronoun when addressing others. This project focusses on the impact of the use of a polite or informal pronouns on the addressee.

  • The Benedenstad, the heart of Nimwèègs.

    Nimwèègs from a dynamic point of view

    The city dialect of Nijmegen, known as Nimwèègs in the local vernacular, is a dialect spoken in the city of Nijmegen. This project aims at understanding the communicative place of Nimwèègs in the linguistic ecology of Nijmegen.

  • Artificieel neurologisch netwerk

    Deep Learning Across Languages

    This research project will investigate what determines successful learning of grammar by neural networks, and conduct this investigation with various languages differing in word order and morphological complexity.

  • Netwerk in een hoofd

    The nature of the mental lexicon

    This project addresses how to use computational modelling to link levels of description, from neurons to cognition and behaviour, in understanding the language system.

  • Close up of an eye


    Enabling multilingual eye-tracking data collection for human and machine language processing research.

  • Woman reads on tablet

    Do discourse expectations immediately affect pronoun resolution during reading?

    Using self-paced reading and eye-tracking during reading, the project investigates at which point during comprehension the bias in interpersonal verbs plays a role.

  • German and Dutch flags

    Crossing versus nested dependencies in Dutch and German verb clusters

    A classic study shows that German sentences that contain nested dependencies between nouns and verbs are harder to understand that the Dutch versions with crossing dependencies. Our project replicates and improves on the study.

  • Abstract image of blue and red smoke coming together

    The Language Leak

    This project aims at uncovering the architecture of the multilingual sentence processing system and explaining how multilingual’s languages interact.