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Niels O. Schiller

Professor of Psycho- and Neurolinguistics

Invited lectures


  • Schiller, N. O. (2021). “What grammatical gender can tell us about the processing of syntactic features of words”. Aphasia Clinics, 12 March, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (online).
  • “Publication practice and advice”, guest speaker in PeerMind, MultiMind project, 11 January 2021 (online).


  • Schiller, N. O. (2020). “What grammatical characteristics of words may tell us about our mind and cognition: Cross-linguistic evidence on the selection of lexico-syntactic features”. Symposium on “Bilingualism, Mind and Cognition” as part of the annual conference of the Neuroscience Society of India, 11-12 December 2020, Hyderabad, India. (online)
  • Schiller, N. O. (2020). “Title tba”. Research Training Group (Graduiertenkolleg) “Nominal Modification”, 1 December 2020, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2020). “Experimental evidence for the processing of grammatical gender: A cross-linguistic perspective”. Workshop on “The Acquisition and Processing of Grammatical Gender”, 6-8 April 2020, Centre for Advanced Study at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Oslo, Norway. (cancelled)


  • Schiller, N. O. (2019). “Taalverwerking in onze hersenen”. Rozet cursus, 12 November 2019, Volksuniversiteit Arnhem, Arnhem, The Netherlands.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2019). “Retrieval of grammatical features in speech production: Crosslinguistic evidence”. Keynote at the Portuguese Linguistics Association, 11 October 2019, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2019). “Grammatical encoding in speech production: insights from the gender congruency effect”. Projectgroup “MultiGender: A multilingual approach to grammatical gender”, 4 October 2019, Centre for Advanced Study at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Oslo, Norway.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2019). “Grammatical encoding in speech production in typologically unrelated languages: Evidence from gender and classifier congruency effects”. 14 August 2019, Cognitive Science Department, Macquarie University, Australia.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2019). “Grammatical encoding in speech production: Insights from the gender congruency effect“. Lunch-Bag Seminar, 24 June 2019, Department of Linguistics, University of Konstanz, Germany.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2019). “De gevolgen van hersenletsel en daaruit voortvloeiende afasieklachten - taalverwerking in de hersenen”. Ledenbijeenkomst Werkgroep Artsen Advocaten (WAA), 12 June 2019, Beatrixgebouw, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2019). “Representation and processing stages of nominal compounds: Data from language production”. CNRS lab MoDyCo, 28 May 2019, Université Paris Nanterre (Paris X), France.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2019). “Speaking in one and more than one language”. NUT-jubileumconferentie, 5 April 2019, University of Antwerp, Belgium.


  • Schiller, N. O. (2018). “Morphological processing in speech production: The case of compounding”. CLaS-CCD Colloquium Series (Centre for Language Sciences – Centre for Cognition and its Disorders), 16 October 2018, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2018). “Putting words together in the mind for speech production”. 15 October 2018, University of Western Sydney, Penrith, Sydney, Australia.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2018). “Morphological encoding in language processing”. School of Social Sciences, Colloquium, 11 October 2018, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Perth, Australia.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2018). “Processing stages in language production: The morphological & phonological level”. 10th International Workshop on Language Production (IWOLP 10), 2-4 July 2018, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2018). “Processing stages in speech production: The morphological level”. School of Experimental Psychology Colloquium Series, 2 May 2018, Bristol University, Bristol, England.


  • Schiller, N. O. (2017). “Morphological processing in language production”. 28 November 2017, Universität Wien.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2017). “Morphological processing in language production”. Colloquia series “Werkgroep over Taal” (WoT) [Seminar on Language], 11 May 2017, Vrije Universiteit Brussel.


  • Schiller, N. O. (2016). “The effect of utterance format on the presence or absence of a gender congruency effect”. Workshop Deutsche Morphologie und mentale Repräsentationen, 8-9 December 2016, Münster.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2016). “Encoding of sounds for speaking in the human mind”. Dies Leidse Biologen, 23 November 2016, Leiden.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2016). “Introduction to workshop on nominal classification”. Workshop on Nominal Classification, on the occasion of Sara Petrollino’s PhD defence, 10 November 2016, Leiden.
  • Schiller, N.O. (2016). "Stress assignment in speech production". International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Symposium 2016, 6 May 2016, Granada, Spain.
  • Schiller, N.O. (2016). "Morphological processing in language production - Evidence from behavorial and ERP data". TRA&CO Symposium 2016, 29 April 2016, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Germersheim, Germany.
  • Schiller, N.O. (2016). "Van brein tot b(r)abbel - Taakverwerking in de hersenen". Studium Generale, 25 April 2016, Leiden University, Leiden.


  • Schiller, N. O. (2015). "Segmental and suprasegmental aspects of phonological encoding: A cross-linguistic perspective". The International Seminar on Psycholinguistic Approaches to Prosody, 29-30 October 2015, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2015). "Electrophysiological correlates of monitoring speech errors of other speakers". Program for Self-monitoring and Control in Speech Production workshop, 5 October 2015, Max Planck Instituut, Nijmegen.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2015). "Morphological processing in language production". The 9th International Morphological Processing Conference, 18-20 June 2015, University of Potsdam, Germany.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2015). "De ondertitelbril SpraakZien - een hulpmiddel voor doven en slechthorenden". LUMC KNO Nieuwjaars Refereeravond, 8 January 2015, Leiden University, Leiden.


  • Schiller, N. O. (2014). "A psycholinguistic study of word production: Behavioral and electrophysiological evidence". Addis Ababa University, 28 January 2014, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


  • Schiller, N. O. (2013). "Variation and diversity in grammatical encoding: An example of field-based psycholinguistics". KNAW Conference on Diversity and Universals in Language: Culture and Cognition, 25 October 2013, Leiden University, Leiden.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2013). "Cross-linguistic psycholinguistics: Phonological encoding across languages". KNAW Conference on Diversity and Universals in Language: Culture and Cognition, 25 October 2013, Leiden University, Leiden.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2013). "ERP studies on the categorization of lexical stress and grammatical order". Categorization: same paradigms, different populations, 25 June 2013, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2013). "Cross-linguistic psycholinguistics: Phonological encoding across languages". Chinese Academy for Science, 3-7 June 2013, Beijing.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2013). "Field based psycholinguistics: Gender congruency effects in the wild". Chinese Academy for Science, 3-7 June 2013, Beijing.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2013). "Language processing - A neurolinguistic perspective". LIBC-middag, 25 March 2013, Leiden University, Leiden.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2013). "EEG research on language". Introduction to Cognitive-Neuroscientific Methods for Dummies, 19 March 2013, Leiden University, Leiden.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2013). "Producing single words: The role of morphology". EMLAR IX 2013, 1 Februaray 2013, Utrecht University, Utrecht.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2013). "Woordproductie: Een theoretisch kader". Kentalis, Kennisdag ESM Lunteren, 24 January 2013, Congrescentrum De Werelt, Lunteren.


  • Schiller, N. O. (2012). "Morphological priming in speech production: There is butter in butterfly, but no corn in corner". Talk at MACCS, 11 December 2012, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2012). "Morphological processing in language production". Trieste Symposium of Perception & Cognition, 8-9 September 2012.
  • Schiller, N .O. (2012). "Word production theories". Science of Aphasia, 8 September 2012, Groningen.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2012). "Grammatical encoding in language production: Cross linguistic evidence from gender processing". International Symposium on Language Processing, 29 June 2012, Graduate School of Language and Cultures, Nagoya University, Japan.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2012). "Phonological encoding during speech production: Planning units and time course". International Symposium on Language Processing, 29 June 2012, Graduate School of Language and Cultures, Nagoya University, Japan.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2012). "Morfologische aspecten tijdens de planning van taalproductie: ERP en fMRI data". Afscheid prof. Bijleveld, 19 June 2012, Université Libre de Bruxelles.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2012). "De reis van woorden door het brein". Seminar Meertaligheid: Wetenschap en Praktijk, 31 March 2012, Kennisnet voor Taal en Vakopleidingen (KTV), Nijkerk.


  • Schiller, N. O. (2011). "De meertalige leerling: Vloek of uitdaging?" Stichting Nederlands Onderwijs in het Buitenland (NOB), 23 August 2011, Voorburg.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2011). "Behavioral and electrophysiological investigations of language production in mono- and bilingual speakers". Center for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG), 27 May 2011, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2011). Consolider Seminar Series, Universitat de Barcelona & Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 29 April 2011, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2011). "Het talige brein". Interdisciplinairy UvA course 'Brein', 29 March 2011, University of Amsterdam.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2011). "Psycholinguistic approaches to the investigation of grammatical gender: Behavioral, neuroimaging and electrophysiological evidence from speech production". Nijmegen workshop "The Expression of Gender", 4 March 2011, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen.


  • Schiller, N. O. (2010). "Psycholinguistic studies of frequency effects in language production: Behavioral evidence". Workshop on Frequency in Phonology. Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa, 26 October 2010, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2010). "Single word processing in Chinese and Japanese: Multiple readings of Japanese kanji". School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Bribane (Australia), 19 February 2010 (host: Greig de Zubicaray).
  • Schiller, N. O. (2010). "Single word processing in Chinese and Japanese: Multiple readings of Japanese kanji". Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science (MACCS; director: Anne Castles), Macquarie University, Sydney (Australia), 16 February 2010 (hosts: Sachiko Kinoshita & Britta Biedermann).


  • Schiller, N. O. (2009). "Language production in monolingual and bilingual speakers". Language Development & Cognition Seminar, Bangor, Wales, 18 June 2009.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2009). "Hoe onze hersenkwabben babbelen - De relatie tusen brein en taal". 'Open Dag' Humanities Leiden University, Leiden University, Leiden, 18 April 2009.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2009) Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science (MACCS; director: Max Coltheart), Macquarie University, Sydney (Australia) (host: Sachiko Kinoshita).


  • Schiller, N. O. (2008). “Word form encoding in language production”. This Week’s Discoveries, Faculty of Sciences, Leiden University (The Netherlands), 8 April 2008.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2008). “Grammatical and phonological encoding during language production: Behavioral and neurocognitive evidence”. Biological & Cognitive Psychology colloquium series, Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands), 26 March 2008
  • Schiller, N. O. (2008). “The processing of syntactic features during language production: The case of grammatical gender”. Workshop on generative and neurolinguistic perspectives, English Department, Faculty of Arts, Groningen University (The Netherlands), 22-23 February 2008.


  • Schiller, N. O. (2007). "Van brein naar b(r)abbel - De psycho- en neurolinguistiek van taalverwerking" [From brain to b(r)abbel - The psycho- and neurolinguistics of language processing]. Inaugural speech, Faculteit der Letteren, Universiteit Leiden, Leiden (The Netherlands), 12 October 2007.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2007). “Aspects of phonological processing in language production”. Utrecht University, Experimental Linguistics Talks Utrecht, The Netherlands, 17 September 2007.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2007). “See cow, say milk: On the activation of picture names that are never produced”. Macquarie Center for Cognitve Science, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 25 January 2007.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2007). “Cognitive processing during speech production: Behavioral, electrophysiological, and neuroimaging evidence”. University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 22 January 2007.


  • Schiller, N. O. (2006). "Language production: Where’s the brain, where’s the cognition?” Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Universiteit Leiden, 23 November 2006.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2006). “Kuh sehen, Milch sagen: Zur Aktivierung von Bildernamen, die nicht produziert werden." Universität Münster, Psychologisches Institut, Münster (Germany), 7 November 2006.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2006). “Phonological encoding in speech production”. International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) Tutorial and Research Workshop on Experimental Linguistics. Athens (Greece), 29 August 2006.
  • Christoffels, I. K., Van de Ven, V., Formisano, E., & Schiller, N. O. (2006). "Self-monitoring of auditory feedback: The neural consequences of speaking but not hearing". University of Amsterdam, Department of Psychology, Section of Psychonomics, Amsterdam (The Netherlands), March 2006.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2006). “Speaking: From mind to mouth”. Symposium on “Cognition: From Molecules to Mind” organized by De Jonge Akademie [The Young Academy] at the KNAW in Amsterdam, 29 March 2006.


  • Schiller, N. O. (2005). “Information flow in language production”. Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney (Australia), 31 October 2005.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2005). “From meaning to sound in language production”. University of New South Wales, Sydney (Australia), 26 October 2005.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2005). “Determiner, not gender congruency in language production: Cross-linguistic evidence from two gender-marking languages”. Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney (Australia), 18 October 2005.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2005). “To speak and to misspeak – Why do we make so few errors during speaking?” ENP 2005 conference, Doorwerth (The Netherlands), 3 June 2005.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2005). “Aspects of word form encoding in language production”. Psycholinguistics in Flanders, Leuven (Belgium), 30 May 2005.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2005). “Phonologisches Enkodieren: Formaspekte während der Sprachproduktion” [Phonological encoding: Form aspects during language prouction]. Universitätsklinikum, Neurolinguistik, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (Germany), 21 April 2005.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2005). “Fonologisch encoderen en self-monitoring bij taalproductie”. Maastricht University, dies natalis, 14 January 2005.


  • Schiller, N. O. (2004). "Phonological encoding in speech production: The state of the art". Scuola Normale Superiore, Laboratorio di Linguistica, Pisa (Italy), 17 December 2004.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2004). "Self-monitoring in language production". Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Universiteit Leiden, Leiden (The Netherlands), 13 October 2004.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2004). "What’s in a name? Op zoek naar de klank van woorden in de hersenen" [What’s in a name? In search of the sound of words in the brain]. Inaugural speech, Faculteit der Psychologie, Universiteit Maastricht, Maastricht (The Netherlands), 8 October 2004.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2004). "Neurolinguistische Ansätze in der Sprachwissenschaft: Einzelwortproduktion in Millisekunden" [Neurolinguistic approaches in linguistics: Single word production in milliseconds].Geisteswissenschaftliche Sektion, Universität Konstanz, Konstanz (Germany), 27 July 2004.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2004). "Sprachproduktion in Millisekunden: Neurolinguistische Ansätze bei der Produktion von Wörtern" [Speech production in milliseconds: neurolinguistic approaches in the production of words]. Fakultät für Linguistik und Literaturwissenschaft, Universität Bielefeld, Bielefeld (Germany), 19 May 2004.


  • Schiller, N. O. (2003). "Grammatical feature selection in language production". EPOS (Experimentaal Psychologisch Onderzoekschool) dag, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam (The Netherlands), 21 November 2003.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2003). "Speech production, grammatical feature processing, and self-monitoring". Laboratoire de Psychologie Cognitive (CNRS) & Université de Provence (Marseille, France), 9 April 2003
  • Schiller, N. O. (2003). "Self-monitoring, inner speech, and record keeping". Four Corners Workshop on the Relation between Production and Comprehension, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, NIjmegen (The Netherlands), 4 April 2003.


  • Schiller, N. O. (2002). "The time it takes to spot stress in speech production". Cambridge Linguistic Society, Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge (England), 23 May 2002.


  • Schiller, N. O. (2001). "The time course of metrical retrieval and related issues of phonological encoding in speech production". Faculty of Psychology, Université de Genève (Swiss), November 2001.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2001). "Encodering van vorm tijdens taalproductie" [Form encoding during language production]. Faculty of Psychology, Universiteit Gent (Belgium), 9 October 2001.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2001). "Phonologisches und phonetisches Enkodieren bei der Sprachproduktion". 72. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprach- und Stimmheilkunde e. V. Rostock (Germany), 8 June 2001.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2001). "De or het tafel? - The encoding of syntactic information during language production". Faculty of Psychology, Universiteit Maastricht (The Netherlands), 7 March 2001.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2001). "Lexical access in language production: The processing of syntactic and phonological information". Department of Psychology, Universiteit Leiden (The Netherlands), 31 January 2001.


  • Schiller, N. O. (2000). "Die Verarbeitung von Genusinformation in der Sprachproduktion" [The processing of gender information in speech production]. DFG-Workshop "Verarbeitung von syntaktischem Genus in der Sprachproduktion", Leipzig (Germany), 1 December 2000.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2000). "Do gender features or determiners compete for selection during speaking? Grammatical and phonological encoding in language production". School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham (England), 7 November 2000.
  • Schiller, N. O. (2000). "Noun phrase encoding processes in speech production: From grammatical to phonological encoding". Department of Psychology, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon (France), 5 January 2000.


  • Schiller, N. O. (1999). "Lexical access and word form encoding in speech production". Max-Planck-Institut für biologische Kybernetik [Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics], Tübingen (Germany), 7 December 1999.
  • Schiller, N. O. (1999). "Gender interference or determiner selection? Evidence from noun phrase production in German and Dutch". Language Production Group, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen (The Netherlands), 1 December 1999.
  • Schiller, N. O. (1999). "Evidence for segments as functional units in word production". Speech Communication Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (USA), 29 September 1999.
  • Schiller, N. O. (1999). "Die Autonomie orthographischer und phonologischer Repräsentationen: Hinweise von einem 'graphemic buffer'-Patienten" [The autonomy of orthographic and phonological information: Evidence from a graphemic buffer patient]. Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Klinische Forschung "ZNS", Medizinische Fakultät der Rheinisch-Westfälischen Technischen Hochschule Aachen [Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research "ZNS", Medical Faculty of the Rhenish-Westphalian Technical University Aachen]. Aachen (Germany), 20 September 1999.
  • Schiller, N. O. (1999). "Where is the syllable? The role of sublexical units in phonological encoding of single words in English speech production". Department of Psychology, Universiteit Maastricht [Maastricht University ], Maastricht (The Netherlands), 7 July 1999.
  • Schiller, N.O. (1999). "Wortform-Enkodierung bei der Sprachproduktion" [Word form encoding in language production]. Universität des Saarlandes [University of the Saarland], Saarbrücken (Germany), 25 June 1999.
  • Schiller, N. O. (1999). "Die Rolle der Silbe bei der Sprachproduktion" [The role of the syllable in speech production]. Max-Planck-Institut für neuropsychologische Forschung [Max Planck Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience], Leipzig (Germany), 25 March 1999.
  • Schiller, N. O. (1999). "The effect of visually masked syllable primes on speech production in Dutch and English". Workshop on bilingualism and speech production, Cognition and Language Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Penn State University, State College, PA (USA), 22 January 1999.


  • Schiller, N. O. (1998). "Differential effects of masked syllable priming in speech production: The case of Germanic vs. Romance languages". Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin at Madison (USA), 9 October 1998.
  • Schiller, N. O. (1998). "Phonological encoding in lexical access during speech production: The role of syllabic units". Department of Psychology, Marburg University (Germany), 18 June 1998.