Uli Sauerland and colleagues awarded an ERC Synergy Grant to explore the relationship between language and thought in a completely new way.

XPrag.de coordinator Uli Sauerland (Leibniz-Centre General Linguistics (ZAS Berlin), Artemis Alexiadou (Humboldt University/ZAS Berlin) and Teresa Maria Guasti (Milan-Bicocca) receive ten million euros from the European Research Council to prove that our thinking determines language. For more than 100 years, scientists have assumed the opposite. The researchers in the project “Realizing Leibniz’s Dream: Child Languages as a Mirror of the Mind” want to investigate language data from children in 50 languages around the world for this purpose. Find the full press release here.