This talk will feature student participants in the Linguistics Department’s Directed Undergraduate Research program. Students who have been working in the Linguistics Lab under the supervision of Melinda Fricke this semester will present an overview of two of the research projects they have been involved in, describing the theoretical motivation for their work as well as the individual contributions they have made. One project examines the recognition of English- vs. Spanish-accented speech by English monolinguals and Spanish-English bilinguals. The second project is still in development and will investigate the reading of expected vs. unexpected sentence completions by English monolinguals and English-French bilinguals. The talk will thus provide an overview of work in progress, featuring preliminary analyses and results where possible, as well as a preview of what’s to come.
Dr. Melinda Fricke, with undergraduate researchers Ke Lin, Danny Feyler, Paige Bruckner, Alicia Sigmon, and Jordan Johnson
Investigating Bilingual Language Processing: A Celebration of Student Contributions to New Projects in the Linguistics Lab