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This year, the Word Lab will continue The Word Lab Sessions. We have 12 exciting sessions in store for 2021 revolving around our interest in morphology, experimental linguistics and psycholinguistics. 

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Join us all through 2021 for a  monthly live session on Zoom, every Wednesday at 1430 hrs (UTC).

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2nd Wednesday of each month

1430  hrs (UTC)

2021

ALL SESSIONS 

  • #22

    Visual Word Processing: The role of Morphology

    Carina Pinto

    Language:

    Portuguese

  • #21

    The Word Lab: What's in the cards for 2020?

    Alina Villalva

    Language:

    Portuguese

  • #20

    Plural Diminutives in EP: A Lexical Decision Task

    Sydelle de Souza

    Evaluative morphology has garnered considerable interest in linguistic circles, but experimental data on Portuguese evaluatives is sparse. Join Sydelle as she presents the findings of a lexical decision task and discusses the challenges of online data collection.

    Language:

    English

  • #19

    Researching Portuguese as a Foreign Language in Japan

    Chiharu Kawakami

    Given the current trends in globalization, there has been an increase in the number of Japanese students opting to learn Portuguese as a Foreign Language (PFL). As researchers we were interested in examining the L2 Portuguese learner's responses to an online Word Association Task and comparing them to our native control. However, we didn't get very far in the data collection phase. Join Chiharu as she talks about Japanese culture, the learning of PFL in Japan and the challenges of remote data collection in Japan.

    Language:

    Portuguese

  • #18

    Neoclassical Compound Formation: Their morphological & sociolinguistic status in various European languages

    Simeon Tsolakidis

    Throughout the centuries, Greek and Latin forms and affixes have been quite productive in making new words in many European languages. As of today, we can clearly observe similarities and differences between words with neoclassical forms across languages. Join our special guest, Simeon Tsolakidis as he looks at neoclassical compounds from a morphological and sociolinguistic perspective.

    Language:

    English

  • #17

    Transcribing Bacellar's Unique Dictionary

    Sybil Vachaudez

    Language:

    Portuguese

  • #16

    A Necessary Concern: The Academic Image

    Maria Carlota Rosa

    Being a researcher in the modern world involves creating and maintaining a good academic image. In this general session, Dr. Maria Carlota Rosa will talk about cultivating an academic image and give us helpful tips and advice.

    Language:

    Portuguese

  • #15

    Studies in Morphological Processing & Lexical Access (at LAPROL-UFPB/Brasil)

    Márcio Leitão, Gustavo Estivalet & José Ferrari Neto

    Join Márcio Leitão, Gustavo Estivalet e José Ferrari Neto from Universidade Federal da Paraíba live in conversation at the Word Lab Sessions, as they talk about UFPB's Language Processing Laboratory and the thematic lines of research in morphological processing and lexical access.

    Language:

    Portuguese

  • #14

    Lexical Acquisition of European Portuguese without Borders

    Beatriz Dias Mateus & Raul Veloso

    More details to follow.

    Language:

    Portuguese

  • #13

    Building a Corpus of Parasynthetic Verbs

    Gislene Silva

    More details to follow.

    Language:

    Portuguese

  • #12

    The Morphophonology of Evaluative Suffixes in Brazilian Portuguese

    Camila Ulrich

    Once again, the Word Lab plays host to a session on evaluative morphology, but this time from the POV of phonology. Join Camila Ulrich as she talks about the non-isomorphism between morphology and phonology with regards to evaluative suffixation.

    Language:

    Portuguese

  • #11

    Recognition Processes for Complex Words

    Maria Isabel Trindade

    What happens when a word get too complex? How does complexity affect word recognition? What is the first word that comes to your mind when you read a word like 'antihiperfacilitação'? Join Maria Isabel Trindade as she discusses the results of her work involving a word association task involving extremely complex words in European Portuguese.

    Language:

    Portuguese

  • #10

    Collocation: Generating meaning in context

    Professor Geoffrey Williams

    Collocation—a prototypical feature of human language—is defined as the "lexical co-occurence of words" (Sinclair, 1991). Join Professor Williams as he talks about collocational networks and whether our attempts to classify them are inherently futile.

    Language:

    English

  • #9

    Statistics & Experimental Psycholinguistics: Part 2

    Carina Pinto

    Picking up where we left off from Session #4, join Carina Pinto in casual conversation about statistical methods in experimental psycholinguistics.

    Language:

    Portuguese

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