LCL at CGG 28

The UCSD Language Comprehension Lab will be represented at the 28th Colloquium on Generative Grammar 2018 in Tarragona, Spain, together with a long list of lovely co-authors, talking about priming argument structure at the Workshop “Ars-Ling: Argument Structure and Linguistic Processing”:

Bjorn Lundquist, Martin Corley, Antonella Sorace, Mai Tungseth, Eva Wittenberg and Gillian Ramchand: Adventures in Structural Priming: The Search for Effects of Argument Structure.

Eva at NerdNite San Diego

On Tuesday, March 6th, Eva gave a San Diego Nerd Nite talk on The World of Words at 32 North Brewing Co. What can we say — tip-of-the-tongue states are simply better with beer. Here is what Eva talked about:

Words are curious creatures. Ever looked for one and couldn’t find it? Where exactly did you look? Did you look for its sound or its meaning? Or did you accidentally create a Frankenword by misunderestimating how hard it is to put the parts of the words together? These are signs that you are utterly normal … but maybe it’d be good to learn a thing or two about words. We’re going to do just that.

 

 

LCL goes to SALA 2018!

The Language Comprehension Lab will give a talk and present a poster at this year’s South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable (SALA) in Konstanz, Germany.

“Peeling oranges in Hindi: Ergative case-marking as cue in real-time event construal”
Poster by Eva Wittenberg and Ashwini Vaidya

“Frequency regulates argument sharing effects in Hindi light verb constructions”
Talk by Ashwini Vaidya and Eva Wittenberg

LCL has two posters @ CUNY!

The Language Comprehension Lab will be presenting two posters at this year’s CUNY:

“The mess reveals the system: People use top-down cues to resolve errors in contexts with highly random noise, but not with highly structured noise”
by Suhas Arehalli and Eva Wittenberg

“This is the structure that we wonder why anyone produces it: Resumptive pronouns in English hinder comprehension”
by Adam Morgan, Titus von der Malsburg, Victor S. Ferreira and Eva Wittenberg

LCL goes to AMLaP Asia 2018!

The Language Comprehension Lab is having two talks at the AMLaP-Asia 2018 conference in Hyderabad, India:

“This is the structure that we wonder why anyone produces it: Resumptive pronouns in English hinder comprehension”
Talk by Adam Morgan, Titus von der Malsburg, Victor S. Ferreira and Eva Wittenberg

“Frequency effects modulate argument sharing effects in Hindi LVCs”
Talk by Ashwini Vaidya and Eva Wittenberg

Winter Quarter 2018: RAs needed!

How do speakers get from thought to language? How do comprehenders get from form to meaning? What is the best way to test our hypotheses on language and cognition?

Those are the questions that the Language Comprehension Lab at UCSD seeks to answer. We are especially looking for:

  • native or near-native speakers of Hindi, Italian, Farsi, French, or German
  • Computer Science, Linguistics, Psychology, or Cognitive Science majors or minors

To apply, please visit our Join our Lab! page and fill out the application form.

LCL goes to CAMP 2017!

The California Meeting on Psycholinguistics is being held at UCLA on December 2nd-3rd, and our lab will be there to give three talks:

This is the structure that we wonder why anyone produces it: Resumptive pronouns in English hinder comprehension.
Talk by Adam Morgan, Titus von der Malsburg, Victor S. Ferreira, & Eva Wittenberg.

Subcategorization preferences of verbs reveal syntactic processing in evoked intracranial potentials.
Talk by Adam Morgan, Erik Kaestner, Victor S. Ferreira, Meilin Zhan, & Eric Halgren.

The mess reveals the system: People use top-down cues to resolve errors in contexts with highly random noise, but not with highly structured noise.
Talk by Suhas Arehalli & Eva Wittenberg.