|Title of project||Restrictions on participants||OK for 300-level and higher courses?||OK for ELI?||Main Activity||Location for participation||Sign up||Researcher|
|Comprehension and Production of Sentences in First and Second Language Acquisition||Native speakers of English||yes||yes||Rating sentences in English||SLAB||On hold||Haerim Hwang|
|English Gap-Filling Experiment||Non-native speakers of English||yes||yes||Read passages and fill in the missing words/letters||Online||Sign up||Fred Zenker|
|English language survey||Chinese native speakers who learn English as a second language||yes||yes||Read sentences and make judgments||SLAB||On hold||Jing Crystal Zhong|
|Factors Contributing to Sound Perception||Must have either gone to high school in Hawaii, or spent 10+ years in Hawaii before the age of 18||yes||yes||Word Identification Task||Moore 162||On hold||Michelle Baron|
|Linguistic Variation and Processing||Open to all||yes||yes||Listen to speakers describe events on a screen and describe events out loud||SLAB (Moore 264)||On hold||Olivia Bianchini|
|Linguistic Variation, Social Meaning, and Language Attitudes||Speakers who grew up in Hawai`i||yes||yes||reading sentences, saying whether words are real words or not, reporting level of agreement with statements||TP 107||On hold||Katie Drager and Olivia Bianchini|
|Picture description (English)||Native speakers of Korean who grew up in Korea||yes||yes||describing pictures in English||SLAB (Moore 264)||On hold||Theres Grüter & Alice Zhu|
|Rating and Processing Sentences in English||native speakers of Korean, Chinese, or Japanese who speak English as a second language||yes||yes||Rating sentences in English||SLAB||On hold||Fred Zenker|
|Reading Sentences and Answering Questions in English||Open to all||yes||yes||Reading sentences and answering questions about them||Online||Sign up||Fred Zenker|
|Reading sentences in English||Native speakers of Mandarin Chinese or Italian who learn English as a second language||yes||yes||Reading sentences||Online||On hold||Haerim Hwang|
How to participate in the research option (18 years or older, only)
To sign up for a research project:
- Look at the list of research projects listed above.
- You must be 18 years of age or older to participate.
- Read the restrictions carefully to make sure you can participate. If
the restrictions say “normal or corrected-to-normal vision”, you CAN participate if you
wear glasses or contact lenses. At least one project per semester will be open to any
student. However, there may be a limited number of participation slots available.
- Sign up following the directions for each study.
- Please, BE ON TIME. If you are not on time for your appointment, you
may have to reschedule, or may be unable to participate in that project.
- If you don’t like any of the current options, check back later in the semester.
At the research activity:
The researcher is required to describe the activity and get your consent to
participate before you begin. In most studies, you are doing a simple and ordinary
activity, such as reading words or sentences from a computer screen. All studies in
this program have been reviewed by the UH Committee on Human Studies.
Ask the researcher to explain anything you don’t understand about the activity.
This is an opportunity for you to learn more about research in linguistics, and the
careers of researchers in linguistics. Please feel free to ask the researcher things
like how he or she got interested in this topic.
At the end of the study, the researcher will give you a written description that describes the project (a “feedback” form). You can use this to help you answer questions that get turned into your instructor, but please do not share it with other students. Be sure to ask the researcher questions if you do not understand the value or purpose of the study, and how it relates to your class.
To get credit for participation, the researcher will activate access for you to the online project-feedback page. See the instructions on the right sidebar for more information about getting credit.