Sign Language in Göttingen

Anne Wienholz


Immediately after graduating from highschool, I started my studies in Linguistics at the University of Leipzig. At this time, I was already primarily interessed in psycholinguistics. So I used the chance to focus on psycholinguistics during Master's program at the University of Leipzig. Accompanying my studies, I was in employment at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Department of Linguistics. There, I was a student assistant in 'The Chintang and Puma Documentation Project', led by Sabine Stoll. After that I worked at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Department of Neuropsychology. I was a student assistant at the child lab and worked with children at the age of 2 to 6 years in a longterm project, led by Jens Brauer, investigating language acquisition. This enables me to gain experiences in conducting EEG experiments and behavioral tests. Since September 2014, I write my dissertation at the University of Göttingen as part of the DFG funded project 'Discourse Referents in Space - Anaphora Resolution in German Sign Language'.

I am especially interested in psycholinguistic issues concerning language processing and language acquisition. Neurolinguistic experiments, such as EEG studies, offer a good opportunity to investigate interesting issues.