Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 12:30pm
Other event
121 Gilbert Hall

The Sociolinguistics Reading Group is a weekly gathering dedicated to the discussion of works concerning sociolinguistics, language variation and change, bilingualism, and language contact. During spring 2014, the Sociolinguistics Reading Group will focus on basic methods in sociophonetics, including hands-on work with Praat and R. Students and faculty are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Chad Howe at chowe@uga.edu.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 1:25pm
141 Gilbert Hall

The Semantics Reading Group (SRG) is a weekly gathering dedicated to the discussion of published research on Compositional Semantics and its interfaces. Specific topics are chosen based on the group's interests. SRG is also a venue for students and faculty to present their ongoing research. We will have one invited speaker from outside University of Georgia during the semester. For more information contact Dr. Pilar Chamorro at chamorro@uga.edu.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 2:30pm
141 Gilbert Hall

This semester's typology reading group will meet on Wednesdays at 2:30pm. This group will focus on the foundational aspects of typology and will refer to articles that highlight current typological theories. All are welcome to come and participate! Please direct any questions to Luke Smith at luksmith@uga.edu.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 (All day)

NOTE: The experiment is running 6 days a week (not just on Thursdays), including evenings and Saturdays. Email mercator@uga.edu for open appointments.

We’re looking for native speakers of English, as well as advanced non-native speakers, who are right-handed, 18 yrs or older, and can spare 30-45 minutes to participate in a research study. Depending on your instructor, you may be able to earn extra credit in one of your courses for participating.

The study is entitled “Individual differences in the hemispheric lateralization of idiomatic ambiguity resolution.” The purpose of this study is to examine the involvement of the left and right hemispheres of the brains of different groups of people as they read idioms and other phrases in English. You will be asked to perform some basic tasks in front of a computer (~15 minutes), and then to fill out a few short questionnaires (~20 minutes).

If you’re interested in participating or have any questions, you can contact Doug Merchant, Co-Investigator, at mercator@uga.edu, or Dr. Timothy Gupton, Principal Investigator, at gupton1@uga.edu.