Alicia Parrish, Patrick Kelley, and Kaylin Smith presented their poster, "Nominal Compounds: Relational Frequency Effects in Sentential Contexts" at Mental Lexicon, which was held at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario, CA October 19th-21st. Christina Gagné and Alan Beretta co-authored this work.
Patrick Kelley presented his talk, "Mass-Count Coercion in Icelandic: An ERP study" at Mental Lexicon, which was held at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario, CA October 19th-21st. Drew Trotter, Karthik Durvasula, Matthew Whelpton, Joan Maling, and Alan Beretta co-authored this work.
Lab members Alicia Parrish and Kaylin Smith arrived in Reykjavik, Iceland this week to collect more EEG data for a new project on nominal compounds. We are grateful for the continued collaboration with the many great faculty at the University of Iceland.
Alicia Parrish presented a poster titled Plausibility and Agreement Effects of Adjectives on Noun-Noun Compounds in Icelandic: An ERP Study at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language in London. Patrick Kelley and Alan Beretta were co-authors on the project.
The Neurolinguistics Lab presented two posters at MSU's Cognitive Science Program Spring Poster session this year:
Patrick Kelley and Alicia Parrish each gave presentations to alumni of the Linguistics and Languages program. Patrick's presentation was titled "The Blue Black Dresses of Language" and discussed grammatical and semantic illusions in English. Alicia's presentation was titled "Vikings who can Gulp Beer Mugs" and discussed the processing of measure-phrase headed compounds.
With our colleagues in Iceland, we were recently awarded an Iceland Research Fund Grant for three years, which will massively help our ongoing collaborative projects. Additionally, this grant provides funding for a two-year post-doc, which we're delighted to say Joseph Jalbert has accepted.
The neurolinguistics lab had two talks at the first annual Graduate Linguistics Expo at Michigan State:
Graduate students Patrick Kelley and Alicia Parrish concluded their 2 week trip to Iceland, where they completed the latest modification on the neurolinguistic study of measure phrase headed compounds. Integral to the success of this project were the collaborators from Haskoli Islands: Matthew Whelpton, Þorhalla Guðmundsdóttir Beck, and Brynhildur Stefánsdóttir.
The lab is traveling en masse to the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Chicago, October 15-17, where we have these 5 presentations:
The Michigan State University Neurolinguistics Lab is located in B418 Wells Hall. We feature a 64 channel EEG system for ERP research as well as facilities for behavioral studies. Stop by and say hello or contact us for more information about the lab.
Lab meetings are held weekly on Fridays at 3pm in B410 Wells Hall.