Welcome to the Psycholinguistics Lab!

Psycholinguistics research laboratory was founded in 2015 through a Boğaziçi University Start-Up fund awarded to Dr. Nazik Dinçtopal Deniz. The lab is equipped with an EyeLink 1000 Plus eye-tracker and software to design various types of behavioral experiments. Research conducted in the Psycholinguistics Lab investigates mechanisms underlying first and second language use. We examine the following topics via specific research projects:

  • Role of prosody in sentence processing
  • Role of prosody in processing morphologically ambiguous words
  • Syntactic and rhythmic factors in listening and reading
  • The time-course of rhythmic factors in listening and reading
  • Processing anaphoric expressions
  • Processing syntax and morphology in the first and second language
  • Inference generation during reading in a non-native language
  • Processing double-center embedded sentences in Turkish
  • Processing focus structures in the first and second language

We are located in EF 403-2, as part of Cem Alptekin eye-tracking lab in the Foreign Language Education Department.