Dr Thomas Hörberg


Description

My research interestes involve language comprehension from a neurolinguistic and usage-based perspective, grammatical relations, semantic roles, experimental lexical semantics, and to some extent, lexical typology.

In my thesis I investigate aspects of the language comprehension and production process and whether these aspects are reflected in usage frequencies within and between languages. My primary interest is the comprehension process of the "core constituents" of the clause, the arguments and the predicate, and the process by which a listener determine the semantic relations between arguments and predicate. Morphosyntactic, phonological, semantic as well as pragramtic cues are availible to the listener during this process. By conducting experimental and corpusbased studies, I investigate if there exists a correspondance between, on the one hand, the strength of these cues during the comprehension process, and, on the other, their availability in language usage within a specific language.



Projects

Processing Efficiency and Usage Frequency
01/02/2008 - 10/01/2013
This PhD project investigates aspects of the language comprehension and production process and whether these aspects are reflected in usage frequencies within and between languages. The project focuses on the comprehension process of "core constituents" of the clause, the argumen...


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