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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. Please note:

  • 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

Participating Courses in Fall 2017 

  • LING 280 (Language and Social Media): Dr.Maite Taboada
  • LING 322 (Syntax): Dr.Keir Moulton
  • LING 350 (First Language Acquisition): Dr.Henny Yeung
  • LING 400 (Formal Linguistics): Dr.Chyung-hye Han
Research Area Title  Ethics Number Language Requirements Contact Place More Information
Syntax, Semantics Grammar and Processing of Anaphoric Forms 2014s0209 -Native English Speakers

Kyeong-min Kim

xsyn@sfu.ca

Note: You can also make an appointment by visiting the following website:

http://www.sfu.ca/xsyn/interested-in-pariticipating-.html

RCB 7420

(Experimental Syntax Lab)

Flyer

1 credit (30-45 minutes)

Syntax, Semantics Understanding of Japanese anaphora 2013s0207

-Native Japanese Speakers

-Between ages 20 to 30 (you haven’t participated in the Japanese experiment held in 2016)

Kazuki Yabe

kyabe@sfu.ca

Nikkei Center (6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby) or Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Campus, Syntax Lab

*Other places are negotiable

Flyer1(English), Flyer2(Japanese) 
Syntax, Semantics  Understanding of Cantonese anaphora  2013s0207 -Native Cantonese speakers

Queenie Chan

qchan@sfu.ca

RCB 7420

(Experimental syntax lab)

Flyer

1 credit (40-50 minutes)

Phonology, Psycholinguistics The representation of stress in exceptional lexical items 2017s0488

-Native monolingual speaker of Canadian English

-At least 19 years old/normal hearing

Claire Moore-Cantwell

clairemoorecantwell@gmail.com

RCB6203

(Language & Brain Lab)

Flyer 

1 credit (30 minutes)

Second-language acquisition, phonology/phonetics MusicLang: Foreign language learning & the perception of musical rhythm & melody 2016s0373

-19-30 years old; non-impairedhearing

-Native English speakers with Mandarin learning experience

OR

-Native Mandarin speakers with English learning experience; no/little experience in German, Danish, or non-Mandarin tone languages (like Cantonese & Punjabi)

Elise McClay (or Kim Mann)

langdev@sfu.ca; 778-782-3955

 

RCB 7410 (LangDev Lab)

 

Flyer

2 credits

(± 1 hour)

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

-19-50 years old; normal hearing; normal/corrected-to-normal vision;

-Native speakers of either English or Mandarin; no significant learning or language-related impairments

Elise McClay (or Erin Jastrzebski)

langdev@sfu.ca;

778-782-3955

RCB 7301 (Phonetics Lab)

Flyer

2 credits

(± 1 hour)

First-language bias, phonology/phonetics EngManITL: Language experience and rhythmic perception of non-speech sounds 2017s0190

-19-30 years old; non-impaired hearing

-Native English speakers or native Mandarin speakers; no/little experience in German, Danish, or non-Mandarin tone languages (like Cantonese & Punjabi)

Elise McClay (or Sarah Mulhall)

langdev@sfu.ca;

778-782-3955

RCB 7410 (LangDev Lab)

Flyer

1 credit (20-30 minutes)

Note: If participants want 2 credits for an hour's participation, they can sign up for a coordinated time slot with "Phonological Representations – Word Identification".

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 English speakers, native Mandarin, or native Punjabi speakers 

Danica Reid

danicar@sfu.ca;

778-782-9909

RCB 7204

Flyer

2 credits

(± 1 hour)

Phonology Phonological Representations – Word Identification 2013s0763 -Monolingual native English speakers between the ages of 19 and 35 with normal hearing

Danica Reid

phono@sfu.ca;

778-782-9909

RCB 7204

1 credit (30 minutes)

Note: If participants want 2 credits for an hour's participation, they can sign up for a coordinated time slot with "'EngManITL: Language experience and rhythmic perception of non-speech sounds".

Phonology Phonological Representations 2013s0763

-Between the ages of 19 and 35; normal hearing; normal or corrected-to-normal vision

-Non-native English speakers

Danica Reid

phono@sfu.ca;

778-782-9909

RCB 7204

2 credits

(± 1 hour)

Phonetics, Psycholinguistics Mandarin Tone Perception and Production (TPP) 2011s0738

- Native Mandarin listeners with no prior knowledge of other tone languages

-Mandarin learners with no prior knowledge of other tone languages

Keith Leung

kwl23@sfu.ca;

778-782-6957

RCB6203

(Language & Brain Lab)

2 credits

(±1 hour)

Instructions to Students

If you would like to participate in a study, please send an email to the contact person of the study to make an appointment.

Instructions to Researchers

If you or your students would like to recruit research participants through the Research Participation System (RPS), please see detailed instructions at the faculty portal page.

Instructions to Instructors

If you would like to offer course credit for research participation, please visit the faculty portal page for detailed information.