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Linguistics Undergraduate Student Research
“The relationship between listener attitudes and the comprehension of nonnative-accented speech”
The Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching 2019 Conference.
“The Role of Written Input in the Acquisition of a German-like Pattern of Final Devoicing by Native English Speakers: Evidence from a Listening Task”
with Professors Barrios and Hayes-Harb at The Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching 2019 Conference.
Jackie Jolley (Aaron Kaplan)
Vowel Harmony in Abkhaz
Zane Bellows (Scott Jarvis)
Affixation in a McWorld
Austin Buttars (Scott Jarvis)
The language of Consent
Billy Finlay (Shannon Barrios)
The online processing of phonological cohorts
Tyler Laws, Paul Olea, Amanda Goodner (Edward Rubin)
Variations in phonology across musical genres
Tyler Laws (Mary Ann Christison)
Differences in voice onset time in Spanish between first language, second language, and heritage speakers
Cailey Lloyd (Shannon Barrios)
The role of written input in the adult acquisition of L2 voicing alternations: Evidence from perception
Julia Vonessen (Rachel Hayes-Harb)
The impact of listener attitudes on the comprehension of nonnativeaccented speech
Maison Evensen (Tanya Flores)
Plosive Aspiration of Bilingual Children
Zane Bellows (Edward Rubin) Bulgarian: Null Subject Classification
Nate Schwartz (Ed Rubin) Inter-lingual errors among English and Japanese L2 learners
Devon Hoxer, Austin Buttlars, Stacie Chadwick
L2 Phrasal Verbs: Optimizing Testing to Inform Pedagogical Models
Zachary Earl, Mackenzie Kerr
The Stroop effect in kana and kanji scripts
Keaton Colledge, Alyssa Hawkins
An analysis of semantic shift in proto-indo-European congantes in Swedish and Greek
Billy Finlay, Julia Vonessen
Acoustic features of vowels in clear and conversational speech: A partial replication of Ferguson and Quene (2014)
Derek Betker, Katrina Bocanegra, Maranda Mumm
Code Correction: Breaking the code
Greydon Benzmiller, Joseph Ciucci Liuzzi, Amber Robb
Foul Play: Gender, Perception, & Profanity in 21st Century America
David Petersen, Heidee Ward
Perceived Importance as a Factor in Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition
L2 orthographic input and the three-way Korean consonant contrast
Alexander J. Cipro
Effects of repeated evaluation on acceptability rating of sentences: A partial replication of Zervakis & Musaka (2012)
Ellie A. Kaiser
VOTs of Voiced and Voiceless Stops in Spanish and English: a Partial Replication of Fledge and Eefting.
Experiments on the Acceptability and Possible Readings of Questions Embedded Under Emotive-Factives: A Partial Replication of Cremers and Chemla (2012)
The role of lexical cues in the acquisition of L2 allophonic variants
National Conference on Undergraduate Research at the University of Central Oklahoma.
Effects of Marked Intonation on a Restricted Scope Configuration'
National Conference on Undergraduate Research.
Alex Cipro (Aniko Csirmaz) Spatial interpretation of the prepositions 'in' and 'within'
Justin Cho, Sarah Johnson, Shelley Miao (Edward Rubin) Frequently made student errors in adult ESL language acquisition
Daniel Razo (Benjamin Slade) Repetitives in Spanish, From Older Varieties to Modern Spanish
Jenica Jessen, Sara Ng, Joselyn Rodriguez, and Eve Olson presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 4th.
Musical Evidence for Syllabification of Highly Moraic Structures in English
Eve Olson (Rachel Hayes-Harb)
Voice Onset Time in Arabic and English Stop Consonants
Elizabeth Nakashima (Johanna Watzinger-Tharp)
Reclamation of Negative Speech in the LGBTQ+ Community
Eve Olson (Prof. Rachel Hayes-Harb)
Voice Onset Time in Arabic and English Stop Consonants
Anna Deakins (Prof. Benjamin Slade)
A Syntactic and Semantic Account of Repetitives
Matthew Halverson - Investigating Bilingual advantage in discrimination of non-native voicing/aspiration contrasts in Thai stops (Supervisor: Hayes-Harb)
Yuka Muratani - Transparadigmatic anti-homophony (Supervisor: Abby Kaplan)
Jeffrey Green - The influence of L1 and L2 on perceptual VOT boundaries in initial-stage L3 (Supervisor: Hayes-Harb)
Jessica Larsen - Native English speaker Perception of Arabic Emphatic Contrasts & the effects of Vowel Context (Supervisor: Hayes-Harb)
Robert Capps - Determining effective ESL instruction strategies for pre-literate adults (Supervisor: Hayes-Harb)
Jamie Johnson - Intelligibility of Bosnian-accented English speech (Supervisor: Hayes-Harb)
Zac Rasmussen - Arabic Learning Distribution Study (Supervisor: Hayes-Harb)
Linguistics Undergraduate Students Published in the Undergraduate Research Journal
Jessica Loveland, Mamiko Suzuki
Sociolinguistic differences between Japanese and English as seen through English translations of manga
Sara Palomino, Fernando Rubio
Diglossia: The case of Quechua languages and Spanish
Nolan Williams, Abby Kaplan
Modeling self-organized category formation and selective attention training for fricative perceptual cues
Research in the Community
Students can sometimes receive credit for research they are doing in linguistics outside of the University. Please talk with the Linguistics advisor to see if you are eligible to receive credit for research you are doing.
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