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Language Science Lunch Talks

Lunch available at 12:15, first talk begins promptly at 12:30. 

DOUBLE HEADER!

Kathleen Oppenheimer (HESP)

Effects of Verb Bias and Plausibility on Children's Processing of Ambiguous Sentences

 

Lunch talk double-header!


Mina Hirzel (LING) 

Young children’s elicited productions of modal words: children differentiate modal “flavors” and forces

 

Meaning Through the Ages

 

Paulina Lyskawa (LING) & Bethany Dickerson (UMass)

Phonological representation in two laryngeal systems

 

Assisting Interpreters with Technical Terms

Abstract: To assist simultaneous interpreters with their work, one needs to find a balance between providing useful information and minimizing distraction. This talk will discuss a simple method for detecting and translating technical terms and a crowdsourced experiment to determine whether the method strikes the right balance for interpreter assistance--without actually using interpreters.

 

Lunch served by 12:15. 

TitleImproving access to bilingual education in DC at the DC Language Immersion Project

Lunch served at 12:15. 

TItle: How to use context for phonetic learning and perception

Title: Outputs as inputs: Sequential model of the products of infant “statistical learning” of language


Title: What Domestic Dogs Can Tell Us About Language Learning

The graduate Ombuds person, Mark Shayman, will enlighten us about the Ombuds Office, a resource on campus to help graduate students navigate and resolve professional conflicts. This session is for STUDENTS ONLY.

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