Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

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Template:Ref improve The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics is an institute for scientific research in the area of psycholinguistics. Research on language comprehension, language production, language acquisition, language and genetics, and the relation between language and cognition. The institute employs about 135 people.

The institute is located in Nijmegen in the province of Gelderland in The Netherlands, on the campus of the Radboud University Nijmegen. It is a member of the German Max Planck Society and is the only institute of this organisation to be located in The Netherlands. The MPI for Psycholinguistics occupies 2nd position in the Ranking Web of World Research Centers of Max Planck Institutes (33rd by size, 1st by visibility)

The MPI for Psycholinguistics was founded in 1980. It has six scientific directors, each of whom is responsible for one of the scientific disciplines: Anne Cutler (language comprehension), Wolfgang Klein (language acquisition), Peter Hagoort (language production), Stephen C. Levinson (language and cognition), Simon Fisher (language and genetics) and Antje Meyer (individual differences). Previously, William Marslen-Wilson was director of the language comprehension group and Willem Levelt was director of the language production group.

The institute participates in the F.C. Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, another institute located in Nijmegen, founded in 1999. The institute is a globally recognized center of linguistics and presents with its international archive of endangered languages a significant contribution to the preservation of the common heritage of mankind. This archive is sponsored since 2000 by the Volkswagen Foundation and offers on the internet about 50 projects.



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