Department of Linguistics, Universität Postdam.
Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 24–25, 14476 Potsdam.
Haus 14, Room 212.
Email: paula.lisson at uni-potsdam dot de / lissonh at gmail dot com
Profiles: ORCID, Twitter

About me

I’m a psycholinguist interested in multilingualism, memory, sentence comprehension, sentence production, and aphasia. Since January 2022 I’m a postdoc in the Language and Methods lab at the University of Potsdam (Germany), lead by Audrey Bürki. I use behavioral experiments and cognitive modeling to understand the cognitive mechanisms underlying the production of utterances in native and non-native speakers of German. I’m currently on maternity leave until June/July 2023.

I received my PhD in Cognitive Sciences in May 2022 from the University of Potsdam. My supervisor was Shravan Vasishth. My PhD focused on developing cognitive models of sentence comprehension in aphasia, in the framework of cue-based retrieval. My PhD was funded through the project B02 of the SFB 1287 - Limits of Variability in Language.

Previously, I completed a MA in English Linguistics at Paris Diderot University (CLILLAC-ARP EA 3967 lab), and I was a visiting student at NYU Linguistics in 2017-2018. During this period, my research mainly focused on lexical and syntactic complexity in learners of English, and on crosslinguistic transfers in multilingual learners. I also worked on the statistical modeling of relativizer choices among French learners of English (under the supervision of Nicolas Ballier). Prior to that, I completed a BA on English and French at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in Spain.