Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft

Research Statement

My current work in the Quantitative Linguistics group of the Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft at the University of Tübingen is funded by the German Research Council (DFG), which awarded funding for my research project “It's about time: distributional analyses of psycholinguistic data” (2017-2020). In this project, I investigate the potential of state-of-the-art statistical techniques for distributional analysis and time-to-event analysis for the analysis of psycholinguistic data. I furthermore have a keen interest in computational models of language processing, as well as in the acquisition of psycholinguistic data that allow for the evaluation of such models.





Tomaschek, F., Hendrix, P. & Baayen, R. H (2018). Strategies for addressing collinearity in multivariate linguistic data. Accepted for publication in Journal of Phonetics.




Sun, C. C., Hendrix, P., Ma, J.Q. & Baayen, R. H. (2018). Chinese Lexical Database (CLD): A large-scale lexical database for simplified Mandarin Chinese. Behavior Research Methods,  pdf


Hendrix, P., Bolger, P. & Baayen, R. H. (2017). Distinct ERP signatures of word frequency, phrase frequency, and prototypicality in speech production. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 43(1), 128-149. pdf


Milin, P., Feldman, L. B., Ramscar, M., Hendrix, P. & Baayen, R. H. (2017). Discrimination in lexical decision. PLoS ONE, 12(2), e0171935. pdf


Ramscar, M., Sun, C. C., Hendrix, P. & Baayen, R. H. (2017). The mismeasurement of mind: Lifespan changes in paired associate test scores reflect the ‘cost’ of learning, not cognitive decline. Psychological Science, 28(8), 1171-1179. pdf


Hendrix, P. (2016). Experimental explorations of a discrimination learning approach to language processing. Doctoral dissertation. Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen, Germany. pdf


Ramscar, M., Hendrix P., Shaoul C., Milin P. & Baayen, R. H. (2014). The myth of cognitive decline: Non-linear dynamics of lifelong learning. Topics in Cognitive Science, 6, 5-42. pdf


Baayen, R. H., Hendrix, P. & Ramscar, M. (2013). Sidestepping the combinatorial explosion: An explanation of n-gram frequency effects based on naive discriminative learning. Language and Speech, 56, 329-347. pdf


Baayen, R. H., Milin, P., Filipović-Đurđević, D., Hendrix, P. & Marelli, M. (2011). An amorphous model for morphological processing in visual comprehension based on naïve discrimination learning. Psychological Review, 118, 438-482. pdf