Comparative Psycholinguistics Research Group

Since April 2012, the Comparative Psycholinguistics Research Group is part of the Department of Linguistics at the University of Vienna (formerly the Child Language Research Group of the Department of Linguistics at the Austrian Academy of Sciences).

Our research focuses on children’s development of spoken language from early childhood to pre-adolescence. The main research area is children’s development of grammar and the lexicon in German compared to many other languages. Another area of interest is the relationship between the development of language and cognition from infancy to adulthood. 

We study both monolingual and bilingual as well as typically and atypically developing children and also conduct experiments with adults. Different types of methodologies are used: longitudinal spontaneous speech, cross-sectional naturalistic elicitations, and different kinds of experimental tasks.