Research Groups

The HULC lab is a cooperation of researchers based at the Institut für Deutsch als Fremdsprachenphilologie (Institute for German as a foreign language philology) and the Institut für Übersetzen und Dolmetschen (Institute of Translating and Interpreting), at Heidelberg University. The HULC lab was founded in September 2011. Our facilities include an Eye Tracking lab, a Language laboratory, and an RT lab. Members of the HULC lab are currently carrying out MA, PhD, Postdoctoral or ‘Habilitation’ research.

Featured project of the week

This project investigates the cognitive processing of aspectual class (AC) information in descriptions of motion events. We specifically aim at what user behaviour under controlled conditions tells us about the way AC information is stored in the mental lexicon: Are verbs and directional prepositions stored with determinate information about their contribution to the AC of complex expressions in which they appear, or can their AC contribution – at least in some cases - be lexically underspecified.

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