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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 2018

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Participating Research Projects in Fall 2018  

Research Area Title  Ethics Number Language Requirements Contact Location Number of credits
Psycholinguistics The influence of structural probability on prosodic structure building 2017s0487

- At least 19 years old

- Normal hearning

 

Claire Moore-Cantwell

clairemoorecantwell@gmail.com

(Click here for Direct Booking)

RCB 7204

(Phonological Processing Lab)

 

2 credits

(1 hour)

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

- 19-50 years old

- Native speakers of either English or Mandarin

- Normal hearing; normal/corrected-to-normal vision; no significant learning or language-related impairments

Elise McClay  

langdev@sfu.ca

778-782-3955

(Click here for Direct Booking)

RCB 7410

(LangDev Lab) 

2 credits

(1 hour)

Phonetics Wavslang Study - Audiovisual speech perception of simultaneiy 2018s0182

- Native English speakers, native Estonian speakers

 

Joanna Xie

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)

Phonology

Spoken word recognition in L2 learners of English

2018s0238

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

- Between the ages of 19 to 45 and have normal or corrected-to-normal vision, and normal hearing.

Danica Reid

phono@sfu.ca;

778-782-9909

(Click here for direct booking)

RCB 7204

(Phonological Processing Lab)

1 credit

(30 minutes)

Phonetics, Second language acquisition ConTrain: Effects of perception and production on perceptual learning of Marathi stops 2017s0330 - Native English or Mandarin speaker (not both)

Luca Cavasso

lcavasso@sfu.ca

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RCB 7410

Flyer

4 credits

(2 hours)

Tone & Vowel Perception, Semantics Towel: Contextual effects on processing tonal and segmental information in Mandarin 2018s0455

- 19-40 years old

- Non-impaired hearing

- Native speakers of mainland Mandarin with no/little experience in Cantonese/ Taiwanese

Xizi Deng

xizi_deng@sfu.ca

(Click here for direct booking)

Online experiment (You will receive a link from the experimenter and take the experiment anwhere you like)
1 credit (30 minutes)

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.