Current Studies

We are currently looking for participants for the following studies.


Why are we doing this study?

A learner's first language affects the acquisition of their second language. We want to study how non-native speakers of English of different language backgrounds produce English lexical stress.

How is this study done?

If you agree to participate, this study will take about 60 minutes.

  • You will be asked to fill out a short questionnaire about demographic and language background.
  • You will then be asked to sit in front of a computer screen and complete three tasks where you will have to read a list of words and sentences that appear on the screen in front of you.

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Looking for participants

  1. Native speakers of Canadian English who do not speak another language proficiently, 19-40 years of age
  2. Native-speakers of Russian or Mandarin, 19-40 years of age, and who have lived in Canada for at least 1 year, and a maximum of 5 years.