Priming across Modalities: The Influence of Orthography on Sign and Spoken Language Processing


This bilateral cooperation brings together researchers from Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Germany), University of Haifa (Israel) and the Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen (The Netherlands). In the long-term, the cooperation aims to increase understanding of the factors influencing word recognition in monolingual and bilingual speakers as well as bilingual deaf signers (i.e., deaf signers who are orthographically proficient in the language of their environment). Specifically, we ask to what extent language processing involves additional retrieval of related representations of the linguistic stimuli being processed, e.g., the associated orthographical representations of auditorily presented stimuli or sign language stimuli. In the short-term, the cooperation focuses on the organisation of two workshops and one research visit to broaden the collaboration between the research groups in Germany/Netherlands and Israel, while also facilitating the writing of a joint German-Israeli Project Cooperation grant (DIP).

Beteiligte Personen

  • Zohar Eviatar (University of Haifa)
  • Falk Huettig (MPI Nijmegen)
  • Nivideta Mani (University of Göttingen)
  • Markus Steinbach (University of Göttingen)