Prof. Dr.

Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky

Philipps Universität Marburg FB 09 Germanistik und Kunstwissenschaften
Deutschhausstr. 3
35037 Marburg

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My research primarily focuses on the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language. In particular, I am interested in developing neurobiologically plausible models of language and the brain, i.e. models that respect current knowledge about brain structure and function rather than being based primarily on linguistic or cognitive considerations. A further hallmark of my research is that I am passionate about linguistic diversity as a key to understanding the neurobiology of language, asking how "one brain" can process approximately 7000 languages (a current estimate of the number of living languages used in the word today). From a broader perspective, my research aims to illuminate basic mechanisms of information processing – applying both in language and other cognitive domains – and how they are implemented by the brain.

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