Research Lab

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Our psycholingusitic lab started to operate on September 28th, 2017. It is currently located at Integrated Research Bldg. for Humanities & Social Sciences, Room 711.

We are studying language in the mind, using various experimental techniques. From time to time, we also make sure to remind ourselves of what our academic and life goals truly are. We educate ourselves on honest research conducts to avoid questionable, not to mention unethical, research practices.

The language of instruction, communication, and research is English. 



On-going experiments  


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本次实验为日语片假名单词判断任务。在实验过程中,电脑显示屏上将随机出现日语片假名单词,你只需判断该单词是现有日语片假名单词(如:チーム),还是研究者假造的非现有日语片假名单词(如:サープル)。如果你讲普通话,且有一定的英语、日语阅读能力,请加入我们!谢谢!


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日本語を第一言語とする方を対象とした日本語のモノの数え方に関する実験です。この実験では、数量(数値)と助数詞(個、匹、枚、等)を伴う単語が表示されます。それぞれの単語に関して、ご自身が通常どの助数詞を使うか判断し、「YES」か「NO」のボタンを押して反応していただきます。




Current members


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Jamie Taylor   (Doctoral program, Humanities)



Research project

Cross-linguistic similarity effects in L1 and L2 visual word recognition: An eye-tracking study

Keywords

Visual word recognition, bilingual processing, cross-linguistic effects

Message

I am interested in how information is stored and processed the mind. Specifically, I am interested in the bilingual mental lexicon and how words of multiple languages are organized and how they are accessed during reading.  I study not only second-language processing but also bilinguals' comprehension of their native language. 



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Arthur Melo   (Doctoral program, Humanities) 

Research project

Revisiting classifier-based linguistic relativity: the case of Japanese.

Keywords

Linguistic relativity, numeral classifiers, Japanese, cognition, language evolution.

Message

Languages differ in how they conceptualize and encode aspects of reality, such as time, space, and color. Linguists and psychologists have long been interested in whether such differences have a significant effect upon speakers’ general cognitive processes. In my project, I investigate how Japanese and English speakers perform in non-linguistic tasks, and if any variance in their performance can be explained in terms of linguistic differences. Other academic interests include the evolution of the language capacity, as well as the cultural evolution of linguistic structure.


 

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Jinyun Sun   (Master’s program, G30 Linguistics and Cultural Studies)

Research project

Visual katakana word recognition: A case of Chinese-English-Japanese trilinguals

Keywords

bilingual processing, trilingual processing, word recognition

Message

Hello, this is SUN Jinyun. I am now on my way to be a psycholinguist. I am tired but happy.  Join us if you are also interested in this field



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Miki Ikuta   (Master’s program, Humanities)

Research project

Metaphor comprehension process in L1 and L2

Keywords

Interlanguage pragmatics, metaphor, figurative speech, English, French, Chinese (Mandarin)

Message

Before coming to this university, jumping into a scholar field seemed quite challenging, and now I admit, IT IS very challenging. Yet, learning something new is a lot of fun, and this environment makes my perspectives enriched more than ever before. For now, my research theme is Metaphor comprehension process in L1 and L2. If you are interested in anything mentioned above, feel free to talk to me.



Talia Chang   (Master’s program, Graduate School of Languages and Cultures)


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Xue Wang   (Master’s program, Graduate School of Languages and Cultures)


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 Shifa’ Zulkifli  (Master’s program, G30)


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 Jiongyuan Fang  (Research student)


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