Support and IT Maintenance (Z2)

Z2 is a central service project supporting the research projects in the SFB 833 in applying experimental methods and in information technology issues. As regards experimentation, the SFB researchers benefit from advice and support when testing hypotheses on human language processing, comprehension or production. Z2 accompanies colleagues in planning, designing, implementing and carrying out experiments, as well as in statistical data analysis and in the reporting of findings. IT maintenance covers system administration and laboratory management.

Project Management:

Prof. Dr. Sigrid Beck

University of Tübingen
Linguistics of English
Wilhelmstraße 50
72074 Tübingen
Telefon: 07071-2978461
Telefax: 07071-295830
E-Mail: sigrid.beck [AT] uni-tuebingen.de

Prof. Dr. Barbara Kaup

University of Tübingen
Department of Psychology
Schleichstraße 4
72076 Tübingen
Telefon: 07071-2976105
Telefax: 07071-293363
E-Mail: barbara.kaup [AT] uni-tuebingen.de


Dr. Robin Hörnig

University of Tübingen
Collaborative Research Centre 833: The construction of meaning
Nauklerstraße 35
72074 Tübingen
Telefon: 07071-2977161
E-Mail: robin.hoernig [AT] uni-tuebingen.de

Dr. Fritz Günther

University of Tübingen
Collaborative Research Centre 833: The construction of meaning
Nauklerstraße 35
72074 Tübingen
Telefon: 07071-2977161
E-Mail: fritz.guenther [AT] uni-tuebingen.de

Research Assistants:

Shadi Abdelgawad

E-Mail: shady.abdelgawad [at] uni-tuebingen.de

Fabian Hurler

E-Mail: fabian.hurler [at] student.uni-tuebingen.de


Gattnar, A., Heininger, J. & Hörnig, R. (accepted). The Russian perfective present in performative utterances. In D. Lenertová, R. Meyer, R. Šimík, & L. Szucsich (Eds.). Advances in formal Slavic linguistics 2016.

Günther, F., Dudschig, C., & Kaup, B. (2017). Symbol grounding without direct experience: Do words inherit sensorimotor activation from purely linguistic context? Cognitive Science. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/cogs.12549

Gauza, H., Störzer, M., & Hörnig, R. (under review). From comprehension to production: An evaluation of Sentence Fragment Arrangement as a new method for determining linearization preferences.

Lukassek, J., Prysłopska, A., Hörnig, R., & Maienborn, C. (2017). The Semantic Processing of Motion Verbs: Coercion or Underspecification? Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 46, 805-825.

Günther, F., & Marelli, M. (2016). Understanding Karma Police: The Perceived Plausibility of Noun Compounds as Predicted by Distributional Models of Semantic Representation. PLoS ONE, 11 (10), art.nr. e0163200.

Günther, F., Dudschig, C., & Kaup, B. (2016). Predicting lexical priming effects from distributional semantic similarities: A replication with extension. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, art.nr. 1646.

Günther, F., Dudschig, C., & Kaup, B. (2016). Latent Semantic Analysis cosines as a cognitive similarity measure: Evidence from priming studies. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69, 626-653.

Günther, F., Dudschig, C., & Kaup, B. (2015). LSAfun – An R package for computations based on Latent Semantic Analysis. Behavior Research Methods, 47, 930-944.


Introduction to OnExp: Slides

Project Z2 provides semantic spaces, created via Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA), for computations with R: