Computational Linguistics & Phonetics Computational Linguistics & Phonetics Fachrichtung 4.7 Universitšt des Saarlandes
Dr. Les Sikos

Psycholinguistics Group
Dept of Language Science and Technology
Saarland University
Building C7.1, Room 1.13
66123 Saarbruecken


Research Interests

Cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying human language processing, with a focus on how information at various levels of representation are coordinated in real time and under different conditions

Specific Areas of Research

  • Effects of contextual information on online meaning construction
  • Interaction of language and vision in situated language comprehension
  • Information theoretic approaches to pragmatic and conversational inferencing
  • Online processing of metaphorical language
  • Human brain electrophysiology
  • Effects of human-machine interaction on linguistic and cognitive processes

Research Methods

  • Event-related potentials (ERP)
  • Eye-tracking
  • Behavioral measures
  • Crowd-sourcing techniques