The Language and Cognition Lab (LaCL) is a psycholinguistic lab directed by Professor Charles Lin at Indiana University. LaCL conducts research on the cognitive aspects of language, including sentence processing, language and conceptualization, speech perception, lexical access, phonological awareness, and language acquisition. We are also interested in the interrelation between language and other cognitive capacities such as mathematics and music.
- Several lab members presented a poster at the East Asian Psycholinguistics Colloquium at The Ohio State University on Oct. 13th. Prof. Lin gave a talk titled "Assymetries in the Comprehension and Production of Chinese Relative Clauses." Nicki Dabney presented "Perceptions of Discourse Particle Use and Speaker Identity in Mandarin Chinese." Jessica Harding presented "The effect of cohesion violations on syntactic individuation." Yu-Jung Lin presented "The Effect of Mandarin Transcription System on Phonological Awareness." Jung-Yueh Tu presented "Taiwanese Tone Sandhi in Loanwords." (Click for larger images)
- Congratulations to Yen-Chen Hao, who successfully defended her dissertation "The effect of L2 experience on second language acquisition of Mandarin consonants, vowels, and tones" on Aug 10th, 2012.
- Congratulations to Yu-Fen Chang, who successfully defended her dissertation "First language attrition: An investigation of Taiwanese tones and tone sandhi" on Aug 6th, 2012.
- The lab was busy during the summer 2012. Several experiments, including the processing of Chinese relative clauses and Chinese syllable monitoring, were conducted in Taipei, Taiwan. We will be collecting more data in Bloomington this fall.
- Prof. Lin presented a talk entitled "Restrictiveness and information status of Chinese relative clauses: Evidence from discourse comprehension" at the Pragmatics Festival at Indiana University (April 19-21, 2012)
- Prof. Lin presented a poster entitled "Typological perspectives on relative clause processing: Thematic mapping, case markedness, filler-gap integrations, and their relative timing" at the Workshop on the Timing of Grammar: Experimental and Theoretical Considerations in Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW 35) at University of Potsdam, Germany, on March 27, 2012.