Sol Lago

Sol Lago

Assistant Professor

Goethe University Frankfurt

I study sentence comprehension in native and non-native speakers of different languages. Together with my colleagues at the Romance Lab, I focus on the acquisition and processing of Romance languages like Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and French. For example, we investigate how bilingual children acquire German together with a Romance language, or how adult German speakers process Romance languages (and viceversa). To address these questions, we conduct comprehension and production experiments using behavioral, eye-tracking and neurophysiological methods.

Interests
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Romance Languages
  • Second Language Processing
  • Multilingualism
Education
  • Ph.D. Linguistics, 2014

    University of Maryland

  • B.A. Literature and Linguistics, 2009

    University of Buenos Aires

News

  • EVOLVE grant: in 2022 my colleague Esther Rinke and me will start a new project looking at whether processes of diachronic change can predict variability in the behavior of heritage speakers of Spanish and Portuguese [read more]

  • Interview at Goethe University: 2020 was a challenging year. If you want to hear about the misfortunes of a new professor trying to set up an eye-tracking lab during Corona times, here's my recent interview with UniReport, the magazine of Goethe University (in German) [interview]

  • New job: In April 2019 I started as an Assistant professor at Goethe University in Frankfurt.

Publications

Patil, U., & Lago, S. (2021). Prediction advantage as retrieval interference: An ACT-R model of processing possessive pronouns. In T. C. Stewart (Ed.), Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Cognitive Modelling (pp. 213–219). Applied Cognitive Science Lab, Penn State.
Publication Preprint Data

Stone, K., Veríssimo, J., Schad, D., Oltrogge, E., Vasishth, S., & Lago, S. (2021). The interaction of grammatically distinct agreement dependencies in predictive processing. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 36(9), 1159–1179.
Publication Data

Lago, S., Acuña Fariña, C., & Meseguer Felip, E. (2021). The reading signatures of agreement attraction. Open Mind, 5, 132–153.
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Teaching

Eye-tracking in language processing

Master's seminar at Goethe University Frankfurt

Empirical research on language variation

Master's seminar at Goethe University Frankfurt

Multilingual research

Master's seminar at Goethe University Frankfurt /
Instructor, bachelor seminar at University of Potsdam

Cognitive foundations of learning

Bachelor seminar at Goethe University Frankfurt

Spanish and bilingualism

Bachelor seminar at Goethe University Frankfurt

Spanish, bilingualism and education

Bachelor seminar at Goethe University Frankfurt

Memory and language processing

Bachelor seminar at University of Maryland

Experimental methods in language acquisition and processing

Master's seminar at Goethe University Frankfurt

Contact

  • sollago@em.uni-frankfurt.de
  • Office
    Institut für Romanische Sprachen und Literaturen
    IG Farben, room 5.215
    Norbert-Wollheim-Platz 1
    60629 Frankfurt am Main

    Romance Lab
    IG Farben, room 5.206
    Norbert-Wollheim-Platz 1
    60629 Frankfurt am Main