Events

Here you can find information about upcoming and previous talks, conference presentations and seminars by members of the lab. We also hold regular meetings for the Experimental Linguistics Forum, which are detailed below.

ElectroEncephaloGraphy (EEG) workshop 11/2023

A three session workshop on EEG will be held for UG students on Wednesday 15th, 22nd and 29th of November. This workshop will be centered on hands-on practice using an EEG system in the laboratory. This experience will help students understand how the equipment is used, how experiments involving EEG are designed and run, and how EEG data is analysed.

In preparation for the workshop, or for an introduction to EEG more generally, the introduction chapters of the following free online courses are recommended:
https://courses.erpinfo.org/courses/Intro-to-ERPs (by Steven J. Luck et al. at UC Davis)
https://neuraldatascience.io/7-eeg/introduction.html (by Aaron J. Newman at Dalhousie University)

Experimental Linguistics Forum 2023/24

The Experimental Linguistics Forum meets regularly online (Zoom) to discuss topics related to experimental linguistics. This year PhD students will be selecting core papers in their subject area. Please get in touch if you’d like to join our online reading group: k.mccarthy@qmul.ac.uk

Reading Group 2023/24

Upcoming and previous presentations:

12/10/23:
Hudson Kam, C. L. (2015). The impact of conditioning variables on the acquisition of variation in adult and child learners – presented by Tom Packer-Stucki

26/10/23:
Darcy, I., & Krüger, F. (2012). Vowel perception and production in Turkish children acquiring L2 German – presented by Madlen Jones

16/11/23:
Zondervan, A., Meroni, L., & Gualmini, A. (2008). Experiments on the Role of the Question Under Discussion for Ambiguity Resolution and Implicature Computation in Adults – presented by Yunzhu Chen

30/11/23:
Haitong, P., & Chulkina, N.L. (2021). National images of the world: verbal and visual components of the linguistic consciousness of the chinese and russians (on the example of the concept “holiday”) – presented by Yuhua (Ben) Peng

13/12/23:
Schmid, M.S. & Karayayla, T. (2019), The Roles of Age, Attitude, and Use in First Language Development and Attrition of Turkish-English Bilinguals – presented by Emrullah Dagtan

01/02/24:
Suhail, M. & Alec, M. (2022), Models of processing complex spoken words: the naïve, the passive, and the predictive – presented by Farida Soliman

15/02/24:
Nicenboim, B. & Vasishth, S. (2016), Statistical methods for linguistic research: Foundational Ideas—Part II – presented by Swarnendu Moitra

Lab Meetings 2023/24

28/09/23:
General introduction

05/10/23:
Experimental Investigations into Number features – presented by Jane Middleton & Swarnendu Moitra

19/10/23:
Morphophonological alternations modulate early and automatic decomposition mechanisms in the visual word form area: MEG evidence from Tagalog prefixation – Poster for the Society for the Neurobiology of Language 15th Annual Meeting – presented by Dave Kenneth Cayado

Syntactic vs. semantic computation in posterior temporal lobe: an MEG study on Bangla nominal prefixes – Poster for the Society for the Neurobiology of Language 15th Annual Meeting – presented by Swarnendu Moitra

Preregistration experience – presented by Farida Soliman

23/11/23:
Mobility and perceptual adaptation among French speakers – presented by Scott Kunkel

07/12/23:
Gradient effect of homophony avoidance in phonological learning – presented by Sora Heng Yin

25/01/24:
An experimental approach to how gender and language in Egyptian online recruitment affect applicants’ ascribed job seeking behaviours and recruiters’ hiring attitudes? – Poster for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology’s Annual Convention (SPSP 2024) – presented by Farida Soliman

08/02/24:
Listening effort across non-native and regional accents:
A pupillometry study – Oral presentation for the Colloquium of the British Association of Academic Phoneticians (2024) – presented by Scott Kunkel

22/02/24:
Stress deafness in Singapore English – presented by Adam Chong

Collecting and analysing language background information for Sylheti-English bilingual children – presented by Madlen Jones