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Language Science Lunch Talks

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


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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