Temporally based hypotheses of language use and speech/language impairment
The project explores how different language and communicative impairments in children influence temporal aspects of communication. For example, we examine the mutual adaptations made during conversation due to individual prerequisites (e.g. a functional language handicap) of one of the interlocutors, the influence of speech rate and prosody on language comprehension, the role of the cerebellum for speech production and speech perception and how event related potentials (ERPs) change as a function of phonological intervention in children. Furthermore, we compare the semantic content (word meanings) in narratives produced by children with typical development and children with language and hearing impairments.