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A04

A04: Accessing conceptual information in language production and comprehension

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Funding period 1: 01.07.2011 – 30.06.2015

Funding period 2: 01.07.2015 – 30.06.2019

Project A04 investigates the dynamics of the activation of frames and conceptual components within frames in language production and comprehension using on-line behavioral and neurocognitive paradigms. More specifically, A04 aims at finding empirical support for the assumption that attributes in frames may be frame-specific and encapsulated. This will in particular involve experiments on the activation of color in high color-diagnostic concepts. But A04 will also continue to study a broader range of attributes in order to better understand their status in conceptual frames.

Head of the project

Prof.Dr. Dr. Peter Indefrey
Institut für Sprache und Information
Abteilung Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Universitätsstr. 1
40225 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211 81-154 64
Email: indefrey@phil.uni-duesseldorf.de

Staff

Frauke Hellwig
Phone: +49 211 81-13845
Email: frauke.hellwig@web.de

Alexandra Redmann
Phone: +49 211 81-03181
Email: Alexandra.Redmann@uni-duesseldorf.de

Margit Scheibel
Phone: +49 211 81-03181
Email: Margit.Scheibel@uni-duesseldorf.de

Former staff

Dr. Ian Fitzpatrick
Phone: +49 211 81-11934
Email: ian@ianfitzpatrick.eu

Tanja Marton
Email: marton@phil.uni-duesseldorf.de

Assistants

Alisa Smetanina

2017

Niccolai, V., Klepp, A., Indefrey, P., Schnitzler, A. & Biermann-Ruben, K. (2017) Semantic discrimination impacts tDCS modulation of verb processing. Scientific Reports 7, 17162: 1-11. [pdf]

Klepp , A., Niccolai, V., Sieksmeyer, J., Arnzen, S., Indefrey, P., Schnitzler, A. & Biermann-Ruben, K. (2017) Body-part specific interactions of action verb processing with motor behaviour. Behavioural Brain Research, 328, 149-158. [link]

2016

Indefrey, P., FitzPatrick, I., eds. (2016). Accessing Conceptual Representations for Speaking. Lausanne: Frontiers Media. doi: 10.3389/978-2-88945-011-4. [link]

Indefrey, P. (2016) On putative shortcomings and dangerous future avenues: Response to Strijkers & Costa. Language, Cognition & Neuroscience, 31, 517-520. [link]

FitzPatrick, I. and Indefrey, P. (2016) Editorial: Accessing conceptual representations for speaking. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01216 [link]

2014

Redmann, A., FitzPatrick, I., Hellwig, F., and Indefrey, P. (2014) The use of conceptual components in language production: an ERP study. Frontiers in Psychology 5:363 doi: 103389/fpsyg.2014.00363. [link]

FitzPatrick, I. and Indefrey, P. (2014) Head start for target language in bilingual listening. Brain Research, 1542, 111-130. [link]

2013

Marton, T. (2013) The activation time course of strongly and weakly associated defining featuresof nominal concepts during sentence comprehension. Unpublished MA Thesis. Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf.

Redmann, A. (2013) Representation of colour features in semantic frames: An ERP study. Unpublished MA
Thesis. Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf.

2011

Indefrey, P. (2011) The spatial and temporal signatures of word production components: A critical update. Frontiers in Psychology 2:255. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00255. [link]

Hanulová, J., Davidson, D. J., and Indefrey, P. (2011) Where does the delay in L2 picture naming come from? Neurocognitive evidence on second language word production. Language and Cognitive Processes, 26, 902-934. [link]

2017

Scheibel, M. & Indefrey, P. (2017). The role of shape information in object naming. Conference: Architectures and Mechanisms for language processing, Lancaster, United Kingdom: September.

2016

Redmann, A., FitzPatrick, I., & Indefrey, P. (2016). Facilitation from typical colours in a picture-word interference task. Conference: Architectures and Mechanisms for language processing, Bilbao, Spain: September.

Redmann, A., FitzPatrick, I., & Indefrey, P. (2016). Context effects of colour attributes in naming: Evidence from the picture-word interference paradigm. Conference: Psycholinguistics in Flanders, Antwerp, Belgium: May.

2015

Redmann, A., FitzPatrick, I., & Indefrey, P. (2015). Investigating conceptual components from a frame-theoretic perspective. Research colloquium, Department of Linguistics, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany: June.

Redmann, A., FitzPatrick, I., & Indefrey, P. (2015). Using Event-Related Potentials (ERPs) to study conceptual components in language production. Workshop: 16th Szklarska Poreba Workshop on the Roots of Pragmasemantics, Szklarska Poreba, Poland: February.

2014

Redmann, A., FitzPatrick, I., Hellwig, F., & Indefrey, P. (2014). Investigating the processing of conceptual components in language production. Conference: Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language (SNL), Amsterdam, Netherlands: August.

Sieksmeyer, J., Klepp, A., Niccolai, V., Indefrey, P., Schnitzler, A., & Biermann-Ruben, K. (2014) Motor priming by action-related verbs. Conference: CTF’14 – Concept Types and Frames in Language, Cognition, and Science. Duesseldorf, Germany: August.

Redmann, A., FitzPatrick, I., Hellwig, F., & Indefrey, P. (2014). Investigating the processing of conceptual components in language production. Conference: International Language Production Workshop, Geneva, Switzerland: July.

Redmann, A., FitzPatrick, I., Hellwig, F., & Indefrey, P. (2014). Representation of Colour Features in Semantic Frames: An ERP Study. Workshop: Color in Concepts, Düsseldorf, Germany: June.

2013

Redmann, A., FitzPatrick, I., Hellwig, F., & Indefrey, P. (2013). Representation of Colour Features in Semantic Frames: An ERP Study. Conference: 11th Dutch Endo-Neuro-Psycho Meeting. Lunteren, Netherlands: May.

Redmann, A., FitzPatrick, I., Hellwig, F., & Indefrey, P. (2013). Representation of Colour Features in Semantic Frames: An ERP Study. Conference: Psycholinguistics in Flanders. Leuven, Belgium: May.

2012

Schulzek, D., Füller, C, & Indefrey, P. (2012) Why crystal barrels are faster than whiskey spoons – A frame-theoretic remark to psycholinguistic studies of compounding. CTF’12 – Concept Types and Frames in Language, Cognition, and Science. Duesseldorf, Germany: August.

Terhalle, A., & Indefrey, P. (2012) Does metonymy bridge conceptual distance? CTF’12 – Concept Types and Frames in Language, Cognition, and Science. Duesseldorf, Germany: August.