Opportunities for Undergraduate Students
Project summaries are listed below, as well as information about whether professors are seeking students to be involved in their research.
- Volunteer: Unpaid; hours and length of commitment are variable;
- Paid Research Assistantship: Paid from a research grant or department funds; hours and length of commitment are variable;
- Work-Study: Paid by Financial Aid & Awards. For eligibility and to apply, visit the SFU Work-Study program.
** NEW FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR: In order to increase the number of paid undergraduate research opportunties, we are launching a pilot program aimed at NEW students who have not previously been employed as RAs in Linguistics (current students only). If you're interested in volunteering or working as an RA, please fill out this application (you will need an unofficial student transcript and recent resume). You may apply to more than one project in your application.
UPCOMING APPLICATION PERIODS:
SPRING: Late November/Early December (TBA)
SUMMER: Late March/Early April (TBA)
This page is under ongoing development. Please check back regularly for updates.
|Professor, Project Information||Seeking Students?|
Cognition, Experimental linguistics, Computational linguistics
The Language Cognition and Computation (LCC) learning community connects linguistic structures with computational methods in projects that investigate human cognition. The LCC is currently working on using network science tools to investigate linguistic systems and psycholinguistic behavior. Planned projects involve analyzing the similarity structure of the lexicons of under-studied languages, and using network science to analyze disordered speech. The LCC meets once a month via zoom to plan and co-ordinate project work. All SFU students are invited to be part of the LCC learning community.
|Yes, volunteer only
Join monthly meetings, undertake research concerning language cognition and computation. Note: No direct supervision outside monthly meetings, intended as a learning community rather than a lab position.
Linguistics & Writing - Exploring the Connections: Does an explicit understanding of linguistic structures lead to a better ability to manipulate them in writing? We are investigating this by reviewing the literature on links between linguistics and writing, evaluating linguistic categories in student writing, and developing resources to help students improve their writing using linguistics. Duties:
|1 Work-Study in Spring 2022 (apply through Financial Aid & Awards)
Phonetics, Production, Perception, Experimental linguistics
Audio-visual speech production experiments. Duties may include:
|1 New RA and 1-2 volunteers in Spring 2022
5 hrs/week. Qualifications:
Perception, Experimental linguistics
FaceScan: We are using eye-tracking experiments to study how English-speakers try to perceive which [English or Mandarin] sentence a muted video is presenting. The volunteer will run participants in person.
|1 volunteer in Spring 2022
4 hrs/week. Ideally, students will be available for at least 2 terms.
Production, Acquisition, Prosody, Experimental linguistics
L2-IDS: We are studying the speech prosody of infant-directed speech from parents speaking their non-native language using day-long recordings. Duties will include:
|1 new RA in Summer 2022
7-8 hrs/week. Preferred qualifications:
Please direct any suggestions/corrections to the Research Grants and Projects Coordinator.