psycholinguistics

Can detection of extraneous visual signals reveal the syntactic structure of sign language?

Background The ability to combine individual lexical items into phrases and sentences is at the core of the human capacity for language (Friederici et al., 2017). Linguistic research indicates that the world’s sign languages exhibit complex …

Psycholinguistic norms for more than 300 lexical signs in German Sign Language (DGS)

Sign language offers a unique perspective on the human faculty of language by illustrating that linguistic abilities are not bound to speech and writing. In studies of spoken and written language processing, lexical variables such as, for example, …

Psycholinguistic norms for more than 300 lexical manual signs in German Sign Language (DGS)

Sign languages provide researchers with an opportunity to ask empirical questions about the human language faculty that go beyond considerations specific to speech and writing. Whereas psycholinguists working with spoken and written language stimuli …