Interlab Talks – Fall 2022

These talks will be a hybrid of in-person and Zoom. Contact the Lab Coordinator if you would like to attend.

1. September 26, 2022, 9:30am-10:15am MDT

Figen Karaca (PhD student; Radboud University)

‘The role of language experience in predictive processing: Insight from Early Turkish-Dutch Bilingual Adults’

2. November 28, 2022, 9:30-10:15am MST

Radina Mohamad-Deli (PhD student, University of Edinburgh)

‘Implicit Causality in Malay Verbs’

CCPTalks #1: Jiseung Kim

Our first CCPTalks presentation will feature Dr. Jiseung Kim. 

Date: Friday, January 22, 2021
Time: 9:00am MST (GMT-7)
Location: Zoom (contact ccpling for link) 

Title: Individual differences in the production and perception of prosodic boundaries in American English Abstract:

I present the findings of my dissertation which investigated the hypothesis that individuals vary in their production and perception of prosodic boundaries, and that the properties they use to signal prosodic contrasts are closely related to the properties used to perceive those contrasts. A group of native speakers of American English participated in an acoustic study and subsequently an eye-tracking study that examined production and perception of three acoustic properties related to Intonational Phrase (IP) boundary: pause, pitch reset, and phrase-final lengthening. The results showed individual differences to a substantial degree, and offered limited evidence of a production-perception relation: a trend was observed in which individuals with longer pause durations were faster to fixate on the IP boundary target than those with shorter pause durations.

Sep 21/20 – Graduations

Congratulations to the following graduate students who completed their degrees in 2020!

Isabell Hubert Lyall (PhD) – Isabell will be staying on at the lab as a post-doctoral fellow

Wenfu Bao (MSc) – Wenfu will pursue his PhD at U of T

Dalia Cristerna-Roman (MSc)

Feb 10/20 – New Students

We have a new group of students in Ling 375 and 475 honing their hands-on research skills:

Chloe Webb, Olivia Luces, Andrés Dorado Solarte, Ashton Freed, Tyler Schnoor, Lydia Samis, Anna Ryjenkova, and Taryn Yaceyko (375); Lindsay Chopiuk, Emily Matishak, and Natasha Daley (475)

Feb 27/17 – AAAS Conference

AAAS annual meeting ( is the world largest interdisciplinary scientific conference (with around 8,000 members participants in Boston, US this year) dedicated to the advancement and the public’s understanding of science and technology. In addition to workshops, symposia, plenary sessions, exhibition hall, AAAS meeting also included an interdisciplinary poster session, where Keely and Kaidi presented their work on implicit anaphora resolution, and pupillometry and lexical processing, respectively.
They also had the privilege of meeting Jean Berko Gleason at the Annals of Improbable Research, an entertainment event held one evening at the conference.