THE WORD LAB
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).
If you'd like to attend, just fill out this form and we'll email you an invite link to our event.
2nd Wednesday of each month
1430 hrs (UTC)
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.
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.
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.
Writing problems? We all face them! However, academic writing in English can be especially problematic for non-native speakers. Join Inês Almeida as she brings her extensive experience from working with native Portuguese speakers at ULisboa's Writing Center to the Word Lab for a special tutorial/discussion on academic writing in English for non-native speakers.