Dr. Sergey Avrutin is a Professor of Comparative Psycholinguistics at the Department of Languages, Literature and communication. His research focuses on the application of information theory to language processing (production and comprehension) in typically and atypically developing children, adults and individuals with aphasia. From 2000 to 2005 he was the program leader of the NWO-sponsored PIONEER research program Comparative Psycholinguistics. Other NWO sponsored projects investigated psycholinguistic aspects of the syntax-discourse interface and special registers (e.g. newspaper headlines, TV commentators, etc.)  Current projects address the issue of rule extraction from partially ordered input (artificial grammar learning experimentation.)