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.

Spring 2022 Opportunities: Filled


Summer 2022: Late March/Early April (TBA)
The types of positions we advertise are either...
  • 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.

This page is under ongoing development. Please check back regularly for updates.

Ongoing research projects
Professor, Project Information Seeking Students?
Henny Yeung
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:
  • • contacting families interested in L1 acquisition research
  • • running studies and explaining study to families
1 new RA (paid) in Summer 2022
7-8 hrs/week. Preferred qualifications:
  • • interest in L1 and L2 acquisition research
  • • knowledge of commonly spoken newcomer languages in Canada (Punjabi, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, etc.) a plus, but not required
John Alderete
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.
Summer 2022, 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.

Please direct any suggestions/corrections to the Research Grants and Projects Coordinator.