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
(3:30-4:30pm)
Organizational meeting, welcome back!
Mon Feb 1
(10:30-11:30am)
Mary Byram
The Effect of Length and Focus on the English Dative Alternation: In need of some second opinions.
Wed Feb 17
(3:30-4:30pm)
Susan Geffen
Can infants discriminate between declaratives and questions using prosodic cues?
Mon March 1
(10:30-11:30am)
Sam Tilsen
Biasing the resolution of semantic ambiguity with transcranial magnetic stimulation of primary motor cortex
Wed March 24
(3:30-4:30pm)
Barbara Tomaszewicz
The Processing of Majority Quantifiers
Mon March 29
(10:30-11:30am)
Hao Wang
Frequent frames in languages with rich morphology: analyses of German and Turkish
Wed April 14
(3:30-4:30pm)
Stephanie Huang
Ba or Bei: Factors that affect Mandarin Speakers' choice of sentence type during language production
Mon April 26
(10:30-11:30am)
Yin Bin
Chinese Speakers' Interpretation of Telicity in English