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Research Participation System

The Research Participation System (RPS) at the Department of Linguistics at SFU provides students with the opportunity to experience what research in linguistics is like by participating as subjects in projects conducted or supervised by various faculty. At the same time, students can earn credit towards participating linguistics courses.

Instructions to Students

  • Students are allowed to participate in more than one project.
  • Each set of points can be applied to ONE course only (no duplication of points)
  • All points will be used during the current semester (no banking of points)
  • If the project runs in the period between semesters, the points can be used in courses of the next semester.
  • Different instructors may have different ways of including RPS points in their overall grade assessment. Please see their course syllabus for the grading policy
  • If you would like to participate in a study, please use the direct booking link or send an email to the contact person of the study to make an appointment.

Participating Courses in Spring 2019

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Participating Research Projects in Spring 2019

Research Area Title  Ethics Number Language Requirements Contact Location Number of credits
Phonetics Wavslang: Audiovisual speech perception of simultaneiy 2018s0182

- Male native English speakers,  or

- native Estonian speakers

 

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avcstudy@sfu.ca

778-782-6924

 

RCB 6203

(Language and Brain Lab)

Flyer 

2 credits

(1 hour)

Phonology

Acoustic Cues used by Learners of English

2017s0023

- Between the ages of 19 to 45; normal hearing; normal or corrected-to-normal vision

- Native French speakers who have learned English as an additional language

Danica Reid

danicar@sfu.ca

778-782-9909

RCB 7204

(Phonological Processing Lab)

2 credits

(1 hour)

Psycholinguistics ITL: Language experience and rhythmic perception of non-speech sounds 2017s0190

- Native Mandarin speakers

- 19-30 years old

- non-impaired hearing;  

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Elise McClay

langdev@sfu.ca

778-782-3955

RCB 7410

(LangDev Lab)

1 credit

(30 minutes)

Perception, psycholinguistics, multi-modal speech FaceScan: Visual Processing of Speech Cues 2017s0350

- Native English speakers with no or little experience in Mandarin

- 19-50 years old

- Normal hearing; normal/corrected-to-normal vision

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Xizi Deng, Lydia Castro, or Elise McClay  

langdev@sfu.ca

778-782-3955

RCB 7410

(LangDev Lab) 

2 credits

(1 hour)

Phonetics, Second language acquisition ConTrain: Effects of perception and production on perceptual learning of Marathi stops 2017s0330

- Native English or Mandarin speaker (not both)

- Does not speak Indian languages (e.g. Hindi, Punjabi, etc)

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Luca Cavasso

lcavasso@sfu.ca

RCB 7410

(LangDev Lab)

Flyer

4 credits

(2 one-hour sessions)

Psycholinguistics

The influence of structural probability on prosodic structure building

2017s0487

- At least 19 years old

- Normal hearing

 

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Claire Moore-Cantwell

clairemoorecantwell@gmail.com

RCB 7204

(Phonological Processing Lab)

 

2 credits

(2 half-hour sessions)

Phonetics
A Corpus of BC English: investigating sociolinguistic variation and language change 2009s0381 - Basic computer skills

Panayiotis A Pappas

panayiotis_pappas@sfu.ca

RCB9217

2 credits

(1 hour)