Welcome to the website of the Comparative Psycholinguistics Research Group!
Since April 2012, the Comparative Psycholinguistics Research Group is part of the Department of Linguistics of the University of Vienna (formerly it was the Child Language Research Group of the Department of Linguistics of the Austrian Academy of Sciences).
Our research focusses on children’s development of spoken language, from early childhood to pre-adolescence. Our main research area is children’s development of grammar and lexicon in German, in comparison with many other languages. Another area is the relationship between language and cognition during development from infancy to adulthood (especially in regard to space).
We study both monolingual and bilingual as well as typically and atypically developing children. We also conduct experiments with adults. Different types of methodologies are used: longitudinal spontaneous speech, cross-sectional naturalistic elicitations, and different kinds of experimental tasks.