Research projects

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  • Father and baby playing

    TOS-Fonds (Taalontwikkelingsstoornissen)

    Een taalontwikkelingsstoornis (TOS) is een neurocognitieve ontwikkelingsstoornis. Met dit fonds wordt onderzoek naar TOS gestimuleerd.

  • 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.

  • Illustration of book coming to live

    Reading the Mind

    This project investigates the involvement of social-cognitive processes, such as empathy and theory of mind, during story reading.

  • Sale of poetry books

    Empirical foundations of poetic rhyme

    The research project uses methods from experimental psychology and psycholinguistics to address fundamental questions about rhyme that have gone unnoticed in prior research.

  • Two people having a conversation


    The focus of SPRINT is intonation, the modulation of voice pitch. Intonation is essential for communication, as it conveys information that helps listeners make inferences about the intent of the speaker.

  • Poppetjes die vragen en oplossingen hebben

    Dutch morphologically complex words

    The goal of this project is to obtain more information about the role of morphology in general and of morpho-phonetic traces in particular in speech processing.

  • Woman signing in front of laptop

    The SignON Project

    SignON is a user-centric and community-driven project that aims to facilitate the exchange of information among Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing individuals across Europe.

  • Stethoscoop op tafel

    HoMed (Homo Medicinalis)

    HoMed (Homo Medicinalis) will implement a SSH research infrastructure with an enormous potential for automatic transcription of sensitive audio-visual (AV) recordings.

  • Waving robot

    The body in language use

    Using a Conversation Analytic approach, this project inductively investigates what signals humans make relevant while interacting with a robot for the first time.

  • 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.

  • Infrastructure for SSH research on Sign Language of the Netherlands

    This project will make significant contributions to the digital infrastructure that is needed to investigate the sign language of the Netherlands.

  • People using sign language

    EASIER – Intelligent Automatic Sign Language Translation

    EASIER proposes an innovative, intelligent translation framework that places deaf individuals at the center of interaction, whether it takes place at school, workplace, or home.

  • Gebarende handen - gebarentaal

    Deaf Communication without a Shared Language

    Deaf people communicate by use of sign languages that differ from country to country, but they are known to communicate with remarkable ease across these language boundaries. This project aims to investigate this paradox.

  • Robot


    To gain more insight in someone's happiness and well-being, we work on the development of a conversational agent that speaks with people about daily life and well-being in Dutch.

  • 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.

  • MultiplEYE

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The language leak

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

  • Verschillende handen bij elkaar op tafel

    Hands-on second language acquisition

    Previous work has shown that spoken language and hand gestures are closely related. This project uses the close relationship between speech and gesture by studying the use of gesture in second language acquisition.