Department of Management, Society and Communication

Laura Winther
Associate professor

Room: DAL/2Ø.009
E-mail: lwb.msc@cbs.dk
Primary research areas
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Word recognition and the mental lexicon
  • Text comprehension
  • Experimental methods and statistics in linguistics
  • Sentence processing
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I'm fascinated by the fact that people can understand and produce language as quickly as they can – recognising 2-3 words per second. My research focuses on some of the mental processes that enable us to do this: I study the recognition of words and decoding of syntactic structure in both first and foreign languages. I also investigate the (even more complex) process of translation where translators must comprehend one language and produce another in parallel. I use experimental methods, including reaction time experiments and eye-tracking, to study this. Another, derived interest is experimental design and statistical methods for linguistic research.

I am the lab director of MSC's experimental laboratory, CogLab.

  • Quantitative Methods (BA & PhD)
  • Academic English (BA)
  • Text production and analysis
  • Psycholinguistics, cognition of language
  • Experimental studies of language and communication
  • Eye tracking
  • Second/foreign language acquistion and processing
Publications & dissemination
Laura Winther Balling / No Effect of Writing Advice on Reading Comprehension
In: Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, Vol. 48, No. 1, 2018, p. 104-122
Journal article
Jenny Iwarsson; David Jackson Morris; Laura Winther Balling / Cognitive Load in Voice Therapy Carry-over Exercises
In: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, Vol. 60, No. 1, 2017, p. 1-12
Journal article
Laura Winther Balling; Johannes Kizach / Effects of Surprisal and Locality on Danish Sentence Processing : An Eye-tracking Investigation.
In: Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, Vol. 46, No. 5, 2017, p. 1119-1136
Journal article
Laura Winther Balling; David Jackson Morris; John Tøndering / Investigating Lexical Competition and the Cost of Phonemic Restoration
In: The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 142, No. 6, 12.2017, p. 3603-3612
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Laura Winther Balling; Johannes Kizach / Surprised by Locality : An Eye-tracking Study of Danish Double-object Constructions.
In: Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, Vol. 46, No. 5, 10.2017, p. 1119–1136
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Laura Winther Balling / Findes morfemer? : Om morfologiens rolle i sprogprocessering.
In: NyS : Nydanske Sprogstudier, No. 51, 2016, p. 9-30
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Tuukka Järvinen; Emma-Riikka Myllymäki; Nina Sormunen; Laura Winther Balling / Professional Loan Officers’ Information Search Behavior After Reading Audit Report of a Financially Distressed Company : Evidence From Eye-tracking.
Paper presented at Nordic Accounting Conference 2016, 2016
Moritz Schaeffer; Barbara Dragsted; Kristian Tangsgaard Hvelplund; Laura Winther Balling; Michael Carl / Word Translation Entropy : Evidence of Early Target Language Activation During Reading for Translation.
In: New Directions in Empirical Translation Process Research: Exploring the CRITT TPR-DB. . ed. /Michael Carl; Srinivas Bangalore; Moritz Schaeffer. Cham : Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2016, p. 183-210 (New Frontiers in Translation Studies)
Book chapter
Laura Winther Balling; Kristian Tangsgaard Hvelplund / Design and Statistics in Quantitative Translation (Process) Research
In: Translation Spaces, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2015, p. 170-187
Journal article
Laura Winther Balling; Johannes Kizach / Surprised by Locality : An Eye-Tracking Study of Danish Double-Object Constructions.
Poster session presented at The 21st Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing, 2015, 1 p.
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