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Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre


My research interests are in the cognitive science and neuroscience of language. I study the comprehension of spoken language in the mind and the brain using interdisciplinary techniques aimed at identifying the neural processing streams that support the immediate interpretation of spoken utterances. My current research brings together behavioural, neuropsychological and neuroimaging data from contrasting languages (such as Arabic, Polish, and English) to determine the underlying general properties of human language as a neuro-cognitive system.


Key publications: 

Marslen-Wilson WD (2007), Morphological processes in language comprehension. In G, Gaskell (Ed.) Oxford Handbook of Psycholinguistics, pp 175-193” Oxford, Oxford University Press

Marslen-Wilson WD, Tyler LK (2007), Morphology, language and the brain: the decompositional substrate for language comprehension, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 362:823-836

Boudelaa S, Marslen-Wilson WD (2005), Discontinuous morphology in time. Incremental masked priming in Arabic, Language and Cognitive Processes, 20:207-260

Honorary Professor of Language and Cognition
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Professor William  Marslen-Wilson

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