We report on a pupillometry study that investigated the influence of two extra-linguistic variables, namely Neuroticism and Disgust Sensitivity, on auditory language comprehension. Results suggest that: (1) Language comprehension is influenced by extra-linguistic variables and individual differences; (2) the processing of different kinds of linguistic errors, as opposed to clashes with an individual’s value or belief system, are influenced by different extra-linguistic variables; and that (3) Disgust Sensitivity at least partially predicts pupillary responses to utterances clashing with an individual’s belief system.
Guest lecture in LING 101 (Introduction to Linguistic Analysis) on how the comprehension of meaning and structure is influenced by context and prior knowledge.
Our results suggest that extra-linguistic variables pertaining to the listener’s identity influence language processing.
Our pupillometric research suggests that aspects of the listener’s identity, such as their personality or disgust sensitivity, influence language comprehension.
Our results suggest that both a listener’s personality and a speaker’s perceived identity have an influence on automated language comprehension processes, and that these nonlinguistic aspects may affect the anticipation of upcoming information.
We are presenting results from a timed self-paced listening experiment which suggest that the listener’s personality influences button-press response times.
Presenting preliminary results from a timed self-paced listening experiment, which suggest that the listener’s personality is correlated with button-press times in response to different types of clashes.
We present our work on the creation of the first optical character recognition (OCR) model for Northern Haida, also known as Masset or Xaad Kil, a nearly extinct First Nations language spoken in the Haida Gwaii archipelago in British Columbia, Canada.
Guest lecture in LING 204 (English Syntax)
Guest lecture in LING 204 (English Syntax), presenting a survey of EEG/ERP research on syntax.
Guest lecture in LING 400⁄500 (Psycholinguistics)
We present our work on developing the first OCR model for Northern Haida, an indigenous language with a complex character set.
Presenting results from a series of timed masked-priming experiments using grammatical gender in German.