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.
  • Deadline to participate: April 9, 2020

Participating Research Projects in Spring 2020

Research Area Title Ethics Number Requirements Contact Location Number of credits

Phonology

Spoken word recognition in L2 learners of English

2018s0238

-Monolingual English speakers,

OR

-English/Mandarin bilingual speakers

-19-45 years old

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

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Danica Reid

phono@sfu.ca

778-782-9909

RCB 7301

3 credits

Phonetics

Wavslang: Audiovisual speech perception of simultaneity

2018s0182

- native English speakers


[Click here for direct booking]

avcstudy@sfu.ca

778-782-6924

RCB 6203

(Language and Brain Lab)


2 credits

(1 hour)

Phonetics

TPP: The relationship between lexical tone perception and production

2018s0499

- native Mandarin speakers (raised (from age 0-12) in mainland China or Taiwan, speak Mandarin as their first and dominant language

- native English speakers who has learned Mandarin for 1-4 months

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Keith Leung

kwl23@sfu.ca

778-782-6957

RCB 6203

(Language and Brain Lab)

2 credits

(1 hour)

Phonetics, Perception

RespOnline: Breathing and the perception of auditory sounds

2018s0215

- Normal hearing

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

- No significant learning or language-related pathologies

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Paula Correa or Elise McClay

langdev@sfu.ca

778-782-3955

RCB 7301

(Common Research Lab)

or online


1 to 2 credits

(30 min - 1 hour)

Perception, psycholinguistics, multi-modal speech

FaceScan: Visual Processing of Speech Cues

2017s0350

- Native English speakers with no or little experience in Mandarin

- 19-50 years old

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

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Xizi Deng or Elise McClay  

langdev@sfu.ca

778-782-3955

RCB 7301

(Common Research Lab) 

2 credits

(1 hour)

Phonology/ Phonetics

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

2016s0373

- 19-30 years old

- non-impaired hearing

- able to read French, Mandarin, or German

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Elise McClay

langdev@sfu.ca

778-782-3955

RCB 7301

(Common Research Lab)

2 credits

(1 hour)

Tone & Vowel Perception, semantics

Towel: Contextual effects on processing tonal and segmental information in Mandarin

2018s0455

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

- Normal hearing

- Native speakers Mandarin born in mainland China, not speaking any other varieties of Mandarin

- Have not studied other Chinese languages (e.g. Cantonese, Shanghainese, Taiwanese) or not speaking those languages as a first language

- Not exposed to other languages before the age of 5

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Xizi Deng

xizi_deng@sfu.ca

604-782-7957

RCB7301

(Common Research Lab)

2 credits

(1 hour)

Phonetics, Second language acquisition

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

2017s0330

- Native English or Mandarin speaker (not both)

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

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Luca Cavasso

lcavasso@sfu.ca

RCB 7301

(Common Research Lab) 

4 credits

(2 one-hour sessions)

Phonetics, perception
Audiovisual recalibration in English-speaking adults 2018s0501

- Normal hearing

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

- no significant learning or language-related pathologies

- Native speaker of English

[Click here for direct booking]

Elise McClay

langdev@sfu.ca

778-782-3955

RCB 7301

(Common Research Lab)


1 to 2 credits

(30 min - 1 hour)

Phonology

Online Investigations of Word Structure

2019s0126

- English speaking (native or non-native)

- normal hearing

[Click here for direct booking]

Larissa Melville

phono@sfu.ca

778-782-9909

online

1 credit

(30 min)

Phonology, Perception

NaP: Name a Picture

2019s0126

-English speaking (native or non-native)

[Click here for direct booking]

phono@sfu.ca

778-782-9909

online

1 credit (30 min)

Phonetics Multilingual Voice Comparison Study 2019s0099 - Bilingual Speakers of French and English, Korean and French, Mandarin Chinese and English, Cantonese and English, or Japanese and English

Sylvia Cho

sylvia_cho@sfu.ca

778-870-1753

RCB 9206

2 credits

(1 hour)

Listened to a podcast or completed TCPS CORE instead? 

Please submit your proof of participation and upload your podcast summary or certificate of completion in order to confirm your course credit. 

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