Research Projects for Undergraduates

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Computational Linguistics Projects

Faculty Name/Lab and Email Project and Project Website Tasks Prerequisites Desired Languages/other skills Other notes (e.g. start date, non 499, compensation)

Emily Bender
ebender@uw.edu

Grammar Matrix Project
http://www.delph-in.net/matrix

Grammar engineering, web UI, system testing 566, 567    

Phonetics Projects

Faculty Name/Lab and Email

Project and
Project Website

Tasks Prerequisites Desired Languages/other skills Other notes (e.g. start date, non 499, compensation)

Richard Wright rawright@uw.edu Marina Oganyan marina0@uw.edu

Investigating consonant
cluster production and
perception in children
and adults using eye-tracking

Eye-tracking data analysis and preparation for analysis using R, excel, and or python

Ling 450&451 or equivalent preferred

Experience coding in at least one of following: R, excel, python (or potentially another programming language)

Richard Wright 
rawright@uw.edu 
Marina Oganyan 
marina0@uw.edu

Development of Corpus
for Modern Hebrew

Primarily data entry, e.g. transcriptions, corrections, as well as some analysis

LING 200 or equivalent

native or near-native Modern Hebrew fluency or high academic proficiency 

Richard Wright
rawright@uw.edu
Phoible data entry of phonemic and allophonic inventories from published grammars and databases Ling 450 Computer skills, familiarity with IPA and unicode, ability to read grammars in other languages is a plus (but not required)  
Richard Wright
rawright@uw.edu
Linguistic factors-Human
Adaptation to Perceptual Distortion
Phonetics Lab Projects
varies depending on experience / interest. Possible tasks include: acoustic measurements in Praat, Praat scripting, speech synthesis, running subjects in perception experiments, data analysis (preferably using R). Ling 453 basic familiarity with Praat is required. Statistical training, programming and/or scripting ability is a plus. Familiarity with dialectal variation in North American English might be helpful. Coursework in auditory perception also helpful but not required.  

Phonology Projects

Faculty Name/Lab and Email Project and Project Website Tasks Prerequisites Desired Languages/other skills Other notes (e.g. start date, non 499, compensation)
 None currently          

Semantics Projects

Faculty Name/Lab and Email Project and Project Website Tasks Prerequisites Desired Languages/other skills Other notes (e.g. start date, non 499, compensation)
Toshiyuki Ogihara ogihara@uw.edu

Answering questions about English examples about native speaker intuitions. Proofreading manuscripts while learning something about formal semantics research 

Corpus searches, proofreading, English native speaker intuitions Ling 200/400 minimum, Ling 478 or more, depending on project   Native English  

Sociolinguistics Projects

Faculty Name/Lab and Email Project and Project Website Tasks Prerequisites Desired Languages/other skills Other notes (e.g. start date, non 499, compensation)
Betsy Evans
evansbe@uw.edu
Seattle to Spokane Mapping perceptions
of English in Washington State
Folkling Website
content analysis, data entry in ArcGIS  Ling 432 computer skills, statistics, familiarity with ArcGIS would be great but not required   
Alicia Beckford Wassink
wassink@uw.edu
1) PNWE English Project
2) Jamaican Creole project
3) Sociolinguistic Competence in Children Project
conversational transcription (orthographic level), library research, catalog and backup audio recordings, possibility of simple acoustic analysis (if prerequisites met), data search and extraction in an annotated corpus of child speech Ling 450 experience with PRAAT software  

Syntax Projects

Faculty Name/Lab and Email Project and Project Website Tasks Prerequisites Desired Languages/other skills Other notes (e.g. start date, non 499, compensation)

None Currently