Welcome to the pages of the Experimental Sign Language Laboratory!
(The video presents the text in German Sign Language)
At the Institute of German Sign Language and Communication of the Deaf we have been dedicated to the linguistic research of German Sign Language (DGS), its structure and its usage for several decades.
In the Experimental Sign Language Laboratory we are particularly concerned with the perception and processing of sign language utterances. Our goal is to contribute to the following overarching research questions:
- How are sign language utterances processed in the brain?
- Do the perceptual and processing processes differ with respect to first and second language?
Current study and research topics as well as publications can be found on the following pages.
We use different technical data collection methods and combine them with behavioral analyses to comprehensively investigate the relationship between cognitive and linguistic processes. Here you can find more information about our data collection methods: