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