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Department of Computational Linguistics Digital Linguistics

MeRID - Measurement Reliability of Individual Differences in Sentence Processing: A cross-linguistic perspective

Many findings in psycholinguistic research on human sentence processing are not replicable which leads to the very unsatisfactory result of contradicting study outcomes. The MeRID project aims at investigating this variability by looking at three different factors that might explain the variability and the interaction between those factors:

  1. Individual differences
  2. Different experimental methods
  3. Cross-linguistic differences

In order to study individual differences, an eye-tracking-while-reading corpus will be collected with multiple sessions per participant. The different sessions will apply different experimental methods. To account for cross-linguistically valid theories and methods, the analysis will include two Germanic languages (German & Danish) and two Slavic languages (Croatian & Czech) of which the latter three are understudied languages.


The project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ).


Project duration: 01.2023-12.2026


Principal Investigators:

Prof. Dr. Lena A. Jäger

Marijan Palmovic (University of Zagreb)



Hanne Knudsen(Aalborg University, Denmark)

Kristine M. Jensen de López (Aalborg University, Denmark)

Nik Kharlamov (Aalborg University, Denmark)

Jan Chromy (Charles University, Prague, Czech)

Ana Matic Skoric (University of Zagreb, Croatia)

Krisitina Cergol (University of Zagreb, Croatia)

Melita Kovacevic (University of Zagreb, Croatia)


PhD students and postdocs:

Deborah Jakobi

Cui Ding


Weiterführende Informationen

The MeRID project is connected to the COST action "MultiplEYE". This is a European-wide project enabeling a multi-lingual eye-tracking while reading data collection.