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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.
  • Deadlines: June 17 (Intersession term); August 2 (Summer session and Summer term)

Participating Courses in Summer 2019

(click the course for more information)  

LING200 Introduction to English Sentence Analysis
LING290 The Science of Speech
LING309W Sociolinguistics (Intersession Term)
LING324 Semantics (Intersession Term)
LING330 Phonetics

Participating Research Projects in Summer 2019   

Research Area

Title (Click the title for flyer)

Ethics Number

Language Requirements

Contact

Location

Number of credits

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)

Phonetics

Wavslang: Audiovisual speech perception of simultaneiy

(Flyer)

 

2018s0182

- Male native English speakers,  or

- native Estonian speakers

 

[Click here for direct booking]

avcstudy@sfu.ca

778-782-6924

RCB 6203

(Language and Brain Lab)

 

2 credits

(1 hour)

Tone & Vowel Perception, semantics

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

- Have not participated in Part 1 (an online survey) of the study

[Click here for direct booking]

Xizi Deng

xizi_deng@sfu.ca

604-782-7957

RCB7301

(Common Research Lab)

2 credits

(1 hour)

Phonology/ Phonetics

MusicLang: Foreign language learning & the perception of musical rhythm & melody

(Flyer: English; Chinese)

2016s0373

- 19-30 years old

-non-impaired hearing

-native speakers of Mandarin (with no/ little experience in other tone languages, like Cantonese & Punjabi)

 

[Click here for direct booking]

Elise McClay

langdev@sfu.ca

778-782-3955

RCB 7310

(Common Research Lab)

2 credits

(1 hour)

Perception, psycholinguistics, multi-modal speech

FaceScan: Visual Processing of Speech Cues

(Flyer)

2017s0350

- Native English speakers with no or little experience in Mandarin

- 19-50 years old

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

[Click here for Direct Booking]

Xizi Deng, Lydia Castro, or Elise McClay  

langdev@sfu.ca

778-782-3955

RCB 7310

(Common Research Lab) 

2 credits

(1 hour)

Phonetics, Second language acquisition

ConTrain: Effects of perception and production on perceptual learning of Marathi stops

(Flyer)

2017s0330

- Native English or Mandarin speaker (not both)

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

[Click here for Direct Booking]

Luca Cavasso

lcavasso@sfu.ca

RCB 7310

(Common Research Lab) 

4 credits

(2 one-hour sessions)

Phonetics, Perception

Resp: Breathing and the perception of auditory sounds

(Flyer)

2018s0215

- Normal hearing

- 19-30 years old (including any registered SFU students who are younger than 19)

- No significant learning or language-related pathologies

[Click here for Direct Booking]

Paula Correa or Elise McClay

langdev@sfu.ca

778-782-3955

RCB 7310

(Common Research Lab)

or online


1 credit

(30 minutes)

Phonetics, Perception

Recal: Audiovisual recalibration in English-speaking adults

(Flyer)

2018s0501

- Native speakers of English

- Normal hearing

- 19-30 years old (including any registered SFU students who are younger than 19)

- No significant learning or language-related pathologies 

[Click here for Direct Booking]

Elise McClay

langdev@sfu.ca

778-782-3955

RCB 7310

(Common Research Lab)

1 credit per 30 min of study time

(30-60 minutes)

 

Phonetics

Multilingual Voice Comparison Study

(Flyer)

2019s0099 - Bilingual Speakers of
(1) French and English,
(2) Korean and French,
(3) Mandarin Chinese and English,
(4) Cantonese and English, or
(5) Japanese and English

Sylvia Cho

sylvia_cho@sfu.ca

778-870-1753

RCB 9206

2 credits

(1 hour)

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