The research project is funded by the DFG’s Heisenberg Programme. It investigates the phylogenetic preconditions of poetic behaviour
This study focuses on why the stimuli are perceived differently by the same participants, and how this ambiguity arises.
Prosody undisputedly affects the choice of syntactic constructions and the order of constituents within a sentence. However, for German, neither theories of grammar nor models of language production consider prosodic influences on sentence structure.
Information can be better perceived, processed, and maintained when it is prioritized. This focusing can unfold visually, through gaze, shifts of attention, or through memory. But how are these different forms of focus connected?
The current project is concerned with predicting text comprehension from statistical measures of the reading process.