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Research Groups in Linguistics

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Corpus Linguistics Research Group

Brett Hashimoto and Earl Brown


Meetings: Fridays at 2:00pm in 4068 JFSB throughout Winter 2022 semester

(1) Discuss the corpus linguistics research that we are currently working on,
(2) Mentor students in conducting their own corpus research,
(3) Demonstrate various corpus linguistics tools and corpus analysis techniques,
(4) Discuss developments in the state of the art.

Last updated January 2022
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Neurolinguistics Research Group

Jeff Green and Dan Dewey


Meetings: Contact either professor for meeting times, information on projects, etc.

We study how the brain processes language using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) and Electroencephalography (EEG) technologies. We welcome advanced Linguistics majors or highly motivated students with less linguistic background who are interested in neuroscience and in how the brain functions.

Last updated February 2022
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Move and Stance Analysis Group

Jacob Rawlins and Grant Eckstein


This group is currently investigating academic introductions across several disciplines.

Last updated February 2022
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TM Research Group

LaReina Hingson


Meetings: Fridays at 3

This group investigates the social use of ™ both on and offline with regard to its grammatical, semantic, and media functions. It also considers the implications of genericide, parody, and case history of the legal efficacy of ™ as a result of social use. Those interested should contact Dr. Hingson.

Last updated March 2022
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Zoom Conversation Analysis Research Group

LaReina Hingson


Meetings: Mondays at 2

This group studies the conversational turns and impacts of using zoom to communicate. With its multimodal features of chat and voice, along with the conversational difficulties in negotiating smooth turn-taking that occurs generally in online meetings, we are analyzing the features and notations necessary for multimodal interaction.

Anyone interested in conversation analysis who has taken pragmatics or discourse analysis is welcome to join. Please contact Dr. Hingson.

Last updated March 2022
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Linguistic Diversity Research Group

Chris Rogers

801-422-4707 or chris_rogers@byu.edu

Meetings: Every other Tuesday at 3 in the linguistics department seminar room (starting 11 Jan, 25 Jan, 8 Feb, etc.)

This research group is a way to get hands-on experience exploring the diversity of systems, structures, and uses of language. The group invites undergraduate and graduate students, as well as interested faculty, from any discipline interested in or using linguistic methods of analysis. The group focuses on the comparisons of linguistic features in a variety of languages (including English).

Last updated February 2022
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Quechua/Kichwa Language Research Group

Janis B. Nuckolls

801-422-3448 or Janis_nuckolls@byu.edu

Meetings: Times and days of week vary. 4055 JFSB (Dr. Nuckolls’s office)

We are actively working on writing and preparing to publish, a grammatical description of a variety of Quechua, called Kichwa, spoken in Amazonian Ecuador. Prior experience with summer research during a BYU Ecuador Study Abroad is a requirement.

We are also editing and adding video clips of Quechua speakers to our online corpus Quechuarealwords. Any students with prior experience in Quechua/Kichwa wanting to join this project are welcome.

Last updated February 2022
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Psychology of Language Learning Research Group

Dan Dewey and Ben McMurry


Email for meeting times, information on projects, etc.

We are a group of faculty and students interested in the psychology of language learning. Most recently, our efforts have focused on self-regulation, positive psychology, motivation and anxiety/stress. We have conducted research involving second language learners of English, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian. We welcome those interested in how psychological variables affect the acquisition of these and other second languages.

Last updated February 2022
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Editing Choices in the Book of Mormon Research Group

LaReina Hingson and Scott Howell


Meetings: Fridays at 1

This group is evaluating punctuation in the Book of Mormon editions with regard to their pragmatic function. This group is currently full.

Last updated March 2022
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Editing Research Publication Group

Matt Baker


The publication seeks to highlight empirical research with implications for practicing editors. Students’ articles highlight research in areas such as corpus linguistics, pragmatics, syntax, ethics, and other practice-focused articles. See current work at editingresearch.byu.edu.

Last updated 2021
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