Lab Meetings

Lab meetings will be held in the Linguistics Conference Room. In Spring 2013, lab meetings will be held on alternating Wednesdays and Thursdays 3-4pm. Please see below for exact dates.

Spring 2013 lab meeting schedule

Thurs Jan 24

Mary Byram Washburn : Focus Inhibits Free Associates: An investigation using mouse-tracking

Wed Feb 6

Dasha Henderer : Effect of Articulatory Rhyme on Performance in a Rhyme Judgment Task

Fri Feb 22 (2.30pm)

[special day & time]

Betty Birner (Linguistics/Cognitive Science, Northern Illinois Univ):  How is Inversion Like an Allophone? Complementary Distribution and Noncanonical Word Order.

Wed Feb 27

Susan Geffen: When and how babies distinguish between statements and questions

Monday March 11 (10am)

[special day & time]

Mary Byram Washburn: Investigations into the Meaning of Focus (practice talk)

Thurs March 14 Emily Fedele: Looking back and looking forward: Anaphora and cataphora in Italian (practice talk for Penn Linguistics Colloquium)
Wed March 27

Iris Ouyang: Informativity and phonetic reduction

Thurs April 11

Boutaina Cherqaoui: Story-telling in Moroccan Arabic: Speakers’ Referential Choices in Narratives

Wed April 24

Arunima Choudhury: (title TBA)


Fall 2012 lab meeting schedule

Thurs Oct 5

Jesse Harris (Pomona College) : Tutorial on Amazon Mechanical Turk

Thurs Oct 11

David Li: The role of speech rate and articulation in lexical ambiguity resolution. (practice talk for Mental Lexicon)

Fri Oct 19

Emily Fedele: Cross-linguistic priming of anaphoric dependencies in Italian-English bilinguals

Fri Nov 9

Mythili Menon: Structural Integration Priming from Music to Language

Thurs Nov 15

Lucy Kim: The relationship between language and memory

Fri Nov 30 Arunima Choudhury: Focus, Word-Order and Prosody in Hindi



Spring 2012 lab meeting schedule

(special time)

Tue Jan 3

Practice talks for the Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting:

Arunima Choudhury: Prosodic focus in Bangla: A psycholinguistic investigation of production and perception

Iris Chuoying Ouyang: Focus-marking in a tone language: Prosodic cues in Mandarin Chinese

Ed Holsinger: An eye-tracking investigation of contextual bias on idiom processing

Wed Jan 15

Organizational meeting, discussion of abstract writing

(bonus talk)

Tue Feb 14

Ellen Bialystok (York University, Canada): Reshaping the Mind: The Benefits of Bilingualism

NOTE: Talk starts at 10 am, takes place in EEB248

Wed Feb 15

Elsi Kaiser: Exploring the Lexical and Acoustic Consequences of Referential Predictability

Wed Feb 29

David Li: Investigating effects of speech rate and gestural representations on the perception of coronal place assimilation

Wed March 7

Emily Fedele: Reference resolution in Romance: Interpretation of null and overt pronouns in Italian

Wed March 21

Grace Livingstone: Pronoun interpretation after speech errors: Dealing with imperfect input

Wed March 28

Xin Zhao: How different levels of syntactic flexibility influence language production in Mandarin Chinese

Wed April 4

Hao Wang: On the acquisition of functional categories

Wed April 18

Xiao He: Perspective taking and the Chinese reflexive 'ziji'

Possible additional meetings still to be scheduled for Spring 2012.

"Language Acquisition" Talk series (hosted by the Psychology Dept)

2/22 Wed 12-2pm Scott Johnson (UCLA): A neoconstructivist view of infant object perception, KAP 141

4/5 Thu 12-2pm Sarah Creel (UCSD): Who hears a Who? Recognizing talkers and processing language across development, SGM 414

4/19 Thu 12-2pm David Moore (Pitzer College): Mental Rotation of 3D objects in early infancy, VKC 258

Please contact Hao Wang for details (billhao AT gmail DOT com). All events are held at 12 – 2pm with one hour of talk and one hour of student discussion. Food and drink will be provided.


Spring 2011 lab meeting schedule

Wed Jan 19

Mary Byram: Focus and set type in a lexical decision task

Wed Feb 2

Lucy Kim: The interpretation of the Korean topic marker –(n)un in discourse continuation

Wed Feb 16

Chuo-Ying Ou-Yang: Prosodic Cues for Information Types in Mandarin

Wed March 9

Ellen O'Connor: Failing to miss negation in grammatical illusions

Wed March 30

Stephanie Yu-chi Huang: Semantic flexibility in message formulation during online production (CLS practice talk)

Post-CUNY poster discussion

Wed April 6

Priyanka Biswas: On reference resolution of distal demonstratives and anaphoric pronouns in Bangla

Wed April 13

[no lab meeting]

Wed April 20

Sofiana Chiriacescu: Stability of reference, discourse prominence and pe-marking in Romanian

Wed April 27

Elsi Kaiser: Effects of discourse structure on the comprehension and production of referring expressions



Fall 2010 lab meeting schedule

Tue Aug 31 organizational meeting, welcome back!
Tue Sept 14

Lucy Kim: Korean L2 speakers' phonological representation of the English /l/-/r/ contrast (practice talk for J/K)

Tue Sept 28

Yin Bin: Chinese Speakers’ Acquisition of Telicity in English (practice talk for SLRF)

Tue Oct 12

Stephanie Yu-chi Huang: Flexibility in language production

Tue Oct 19

Xiao He: Person-feature based blocking
and the Chinese reflexive ziji
(practice talk for MLS)

Tue Oct 26

Ed Holsinger: Seeing the forest and the trees: an eye-tracking investigation of the time-course of idiom activation in biased and unbiased contexts

Tue Nov 9

David Li: Spoken word recognition and rate: An investigation of lexical access with insights from Articulatory Phonology

Tue Nov 16

Heui-Joo Jeoung: Processing of word order in Korean

Tue Nov 23

Arunima Choudhury: Perception of Focus Types: New-information Focus vs. Contrastive Focus in Bangla

Tue Nov 30

Canan Ipek: Phonetic realization of focus in Turkish


Joint meeting with Syntax+ on Monday Sept 27, 3pm: Practice talks for RALFe 2010 by Katy McKinney-Bock (Eyeing the syntax-semantics interface: Investigating differences between dimension and color adjectives) and Ellen O'Connor Mohun ( A Clausal Analysis of Dari and Tajik Phrasal Comparatives)

To be scheduled: Eyetracking python script demo by Ed Holsinger


Spring 2010 lab meeting schedule

Wed Jan 20
Organizational meeting, welcome back!
Mon Feb 1
Mary Byram
The Effect of Length and Focus on the English Dative Alternation: In need of some second opinions.
Wed Feb 17
Susan Geffen
Can infants discriminate between declaratives and questions using prosodic cues?
Mon March 1
Sam Tilsen
Biasing the resolution of semantic ambiguity with transcranial magnetic stimulation of primary motor cortex
Wed March 24
Barbara Tomaszewicz
The Processing of Majority Quantifiers
Mon March 29
Hao Wang
Frequent frames in languages with rich morphology: analyses of German and Turkish
Wed April 14
Stephanie Huang
Ba or Bei: Factors that affect Mandarin Speakers' choice of sentence type during language production
Mon April 26
Yin Bin
Chinese Speakers' Interpretation of Telicity in English