SEEING for SPEAKING oder Wie Sprache unser Denken formt

03 - 05 march 2008, IWH - University of Heidelberg


As a result of the 'Klaus-Georg and Sigrid Hengstberger Award for Young Scientists at the University of Heidelberg', we will be holding a three day symposium devoted to the relationship between language specific structures, cognitive processes, and principles of language processing in native speakers and advanced second language learners. The symposium is divided into five areas that focus on different aspects of the language thought debate:

  • Language & Thought

  • Language & Concepts

  • Language processing & Attention

  • Technical realization & Methodology

  • Future prospects

Participants will explore the theoretical and methodological issues that arise when investigating any of these areas. Special attention will be paid to the use of the eye-tracking method in the context of psycholinguistic research.

Important Information


Barbara Schmiedtová:


Brigitte Greiling:

E-mail: Brigitte Greiling

Phone: 0049-6221-547681

Conference Venue

Das Internationale Wissenschaftsforum der Universität Heidelberg (IWH), Hauptstrasse 242, D-69117 Heidelberg

Phone: 0049-6221-7299758 (the reception)