skip to content


Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Dr Margreet Vogelzang

Photo of Margreet Vogelzang
Research Associate
Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages & Linguistics
Contact details: 
Telephone number: 
01223 767357

English Faculty Building
9 West Road
United Kingdom



Dr Margreet Vogelzang’s research combines psycholinguistic, statistical, and cognitive modeling methods to investigate different aspects of language processing. Specifically, she works on syntactic and semantic processing throughout the lifespan with a focus on multilingualism. Her research entails both written and spoken language processing, both offline (comprehension) and online (eye-tracking, EEG, fMRI). Additionally, she is interested in the influence of cognitive abilities on language processing.


Teaching interests: 

Psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, cognitive science, research methods.


Research interests: 

Dr Vogelzang’s research interests include, but are not limited to, psycholinguistics, language processing, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, cognitive science, (cognitive) neuroscience, cognitive modeling, multilingualism, language acquisition, aging, pronoun processing, cross-linguistic comparisons, and individual differences.


Published works: 
  • Peristeri, E., Vogelzang, M., & Tsimpli, I. M. (2021). Bilingualism effects on the cognitive flexibility of autistic children: Evidence from verbal dual-task paradigms. Neurobiology of Language [Special issue on Bilingualism and executive functions] doi:10.1162/nol_a_00055
  • Peristeri, E., Baldimtsi, E., Vogelzang, M., Tsimpli, I. M., & Durrleman, S. (2021). The cognitive benefits of bilingualism in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Is Theory of Mind boosted and by which underlying factors? Autism Research, 1-15. doi:10.1002/aur.2542
  • Vogelzang, M., Thiel, C. M., Rosemann, S., Rieger, J. W., & Ruigendijk, E. (2021). Effects of age-related hearing loss and hearing aid experience on sentence processing. Scientific Reports, 11, 5994. doi:10.1038/s41598-021-85349-5 [full text]
  • Vogelzang, M., Guasti, M. T., Van Rijn, H., & Hendriks, P. (2021). How children process reduced forms: A bounded-rational modeling approach to pronoun processing in discourse. Cognitive Science, 45, e12951. doi:10.1111/cogs.12951 [full text]
  • Vogelzang, M., Hert, R., & Ruigendijk, E. (2021). Remnants of the Delay of Principle B Effect in adults: A new approach to an old problem. In: V. Torrens (Ed.), Syntax processing (pp. 228-247). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Vogelzang, M., Thiel, C. M., Rosemann, S., Rieger, J. W., & Ruigendijk, E. (2021). When hearing does not mean understanding: On the neural processing of syntactically complex sentences by listeners with hearing loss. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 64(1), 250-262. doi:10.1044/2020_JSLHR-20-00262 [link]
  • Hendriks, P. & Vogelzang, M. (2020). Pronoun processing and interpretation by L2 learners of Italian: Perspectives from cognitive modeling. Discours, 26. doi:10.4000/discours.10679 [full text]
  • Schippers, A., Vogelzang, M., & Öwerdieck, D. (2020). COMP-trace effects in German: the role of processing. NordLyd, 44(1), 117-132. doi:10.7557/12.5256 [full text]
  • Vogelzang, M., Thiel, C. M., Rosemann, S., Rieger, J. W., & Ruigendijk, E. (2020). Neural mechanisms underlying the processing of complex sentences: an fMRI study. Neurobiology of Language, 1(2), 226-248. doi:10.1162/nol_a_00011 [full text]
  • Tsimpli, I., Vogelzang, M., Balasubramani, A., Marinis, T., Alladi, S., Reddy, A., & Panda, M. (2020). Linguistic diversity, multilingualism and cognitive skills: A study of disadvantaged children in India. Languages 5(1):10 [full text]
  • Vogelzang, M., Foppolo, F., Guasti, M. T., Van Rijn, H., & Hendriks, P. (2020). Reasoning about alternative forms is costly: The processing of null and overt pronouns in Italian using pupillary responses. Discourse Processes, 57(2), 158-183, doi:10.1080/0163853X.2019.1591127 [link]
  • Vogelzang, M. (2019). The Role of Discourse in Italian Pronoun Interpretation: Investigating Variations in Experimental Results with Cognitive Modeling. In Stewart, T. C. (Ed.). Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Cognitive Modelling (pp. 277-282). Waterloo, Canada: University of Waterloo. [pdf]
  • Vogelzang, M., Thiel, C. M., Rosemann, S., Rieger, J. W., & Ruigendijk, E. (2019). Cognitive Abilities to Explain Individual Variation in the Interpretation of Complex Sentences by Older Adults. In A.K. Goel, C.M. Seifert, & C. Freksa (Eds.). Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 3036-3042). Montreal, QB: Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]
  • Vogelzang, M., Mills, A. C., Reitter, D., Van Rij, J., Hendriks, P., & Van Rijn, H. (2017). Towards Cognitively Constrained Models of Language Processing: A review. Frontiers in Communication, 2(11). doi:10.3389/fcomm.2017.00011 [link] 
  • Zijlstra, D., Wijnbergen, M., Vogelzang, M., & Hendriks, P. (2017). Talking about beliefs about beliefs without using recursion. In M. Wieling, G. Bouma, and G. van Noord (Eds.), From semantics to dialectometry (pp. 409-418). Groningen: University of Groningen. [pdf] 
  • Vogelzang, M., Hendriks, P., & Van Rijn, H. (2016). Pupillary responses reflect ambiguity resolution in pronoun processing. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 31(7), 876-885. doi:10.1080/23273798.2016.1155718 [link] 
  • Vogelzang, M., Hendriks, P., & Van Rijn, H. (2015). Processing Overt and Null Subject Pronouns in Italian: a Cognitive Model. In D. C. Noelle, R. Dale, A. S. Warlaumont, J. Yoshimi, T. Matlock, C. D. Jennings, and P. P. Maglio (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. pp. 2499-2504. [pdf]