The following research projects are looking for some Research Assistants. If you are interested in participating in one of those projects, please contact the Principal Investigator.
[Important note: All of the projects listed on this page fall under the Department of Linguistics, but not necessarily the M&M lab; this is just a temporary home for such announcements in Spring 2017]
1. Development of the Polarity Subjunctive in Romance
- Principal Investigator: Laurence B-Violette, email@example.com
- What is involved: Finding relevant examples in some of the Romance languages in articles and online corpora;
- Prerequisites: Structural knowledge of at least one of the Romance languages, including Latin or medieval languages, would be preferred;
- What can be offered: Funding or Research Experience
2. Learning unnatural phonology
- Principal Investigator: Gasper Begus, firstname.lastname@example.org
- What is involved: Annotate some data with Praat
- Prerequisites: None
- What can be offered: Funding
3. Use of spatial height for domain restriction in Japanese Gesture
- Principal Investigator: Kate Davidson, email@example.com
- What is involved: Carefully code videos of Japanese speakers telling stories, for their use of gestures for different set sizes.
- Prerequisites: Working knowledge of Excel, and fluent or native knowledge of spoken Japanese, including having lived in Japan for most of childhood.
- What can be offered: Research experience, or Credit, or Funding
4. Investigating vowel quality in Belarusian
- Principal Investigator: Lena Borise, firstname.lastname@example.org
- What is involved: Making measurements of the acoustic properties of vowels (pitch, intensity, duration) in Belarusian acoustic data using ELAN and Praat;
- Prerequisites: None;
- What can be offered: Research Experience, including training in ELAN and Praat and experience working on an understudied language.
5. Psycholinguistic studies
- Principal Investigator: Yujing Huang, email@example.com
- What is involved: Generating stimuli, setting up experiments for online and in-lab studies, collecting in-lab data with adult participants.
- Prerequisites: None, some basic knowledge of linguistics is preferred.
- What can be offered: Research experience