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).
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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.
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.
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.
Bringing together experimental data and theoretical tenets, join Indaiá as she explores the synchronic status and psychological reality of morphologically complex verbs in Brazilian Portuguese.
Love poster sessions and want to learn how to design an attractive academic poster? You're in luck! Join Sydelle as she shows us how to visualize, design and organize the layout and content of an academic poster.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Evaluative morphology has garnered considerable interest in linguistic circles, given that they are an almost universal feature of natural languages. Join Marcela (UNIFESP) to learn more about the acquisition of diminutives in Brazilian Portuguese.
The methodological choices for experimental work in linguistics are quite varied and not always compatible. This session aims to create a space for discussion and brainstorming on experimental methodologies and statistical analysis used in Psycholinguistics.
The pandemic has made us reconsider internet-based tools for psycholinguistics experiments. Join Sydelle as she walks us through getting set up with PsyToolkit and programming a simple lexical decision task.