The Research group “Einfach komplex – Leichte Sprache” works on the project which aimes at investigating the psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic correlates of Leichte Sprache. By using an interdisciplinary and innovative approach and by applying methods such as eye-tracking (ET), electroencephalography (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), a neurobiologically feasible model of Leichte Sprache is developed.The project examines the impact of complexity reduction on several linguistic levels, including those of syntax, morphology, lexicon and semantics.
The interdisciplinary research group offers four doctoral scholarships for outstanding graduates of linguistics, translation studies, life sciences or the like.
For more information on the project and the application process see https://leichtesprache.uni-mainz.de/.
The closing date for application is 30 April 2018.