ProjectEiadZ – Es ist an der Zeit: Verteilungsanalysen von psycholinguistischen Daten

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Es ist an der Zeit: Verteilungsanalysen von psycholinguistischen Daten
01/10/2017 to 30/09/2020
Abstract / short description:
Analyses of psycholinguistic data with temporal response variables (e.g., reaction times and fixation durations) have traditionally focused on the mean of response variable distributions. Although analyses of the mean are invaluable for assessing main trends, predictor effects need not be constant across the distribution of the response variable. Some predictors primarily influence short response times, whereas the effects of other predictors may be most prominent for slower responses. Insight into the temporal dynamics of the effects of lexical predictors promises to contribute substantially to our understanding of the mechanisms that underlie the language processing system. The objective of the current research project is, first, to establish best practices for the application of distributional analyses of temporal response variables in psycholinguistic research, and second, to gain further insight into the nature of lexical processing through the re-analysis of psycholinguistic data sets and the re-evaluation of models of lexical processing on the basis of results from the distributional analyses.
quantile regression
survival analysis
distributional analysis

Involved staff


Hendrix, Petrus
Institute of Linguistics (SfS)
Department of Modern Languages, Faculty of Humanities

Local organizational units

Institute of Linguistics (SfS)
Department of Modern Languages
Faculty of Humanities


Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

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