Our latest Open Lab Day attracted quite some attention!
Thank you everybody! We had a great afternoon/evening! For those who missed it, see you next time!
Oct 30, 2017
The Centre for Ibero-American Studies hosted the 1st Workshop "Discourse, Multimodality and Experimental Methods: Discourse Processing using Eye Tracking Technology" from October 23rd to October 26th at Heidelberg University.
HULC lab members involved in the research project "The construction of multimodal discourse of poverty in the Colombian digital media" presented their work at the 8th Latin-American Semiotics Conference at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá.
This project is a cooperation between neurologists, physicists (Dept. of Neurology) and linguists (IDF). It investigates how vowels with different tonal distinctions are processed in the brain. Tonal differences in vowels play a crucial role for establishing differences in meaning in a tonal language such as Chinese. The processing of tone offers an interface between physiological and cognitive processing: highly relevant questions for researchers in the Dept. of Neurology include temporal and spatial aspects of neural processing of auditory stimuli of this type. For the linguists involved in the project, a great interest lies in investigating the role of higher cognitive structures and processes (i.e., language-related processing) in the processing of elementary auditory input.
Bernales, Carolina and Iria Bello (2017). ¿Ayuda el significado procedimental de la partícula "even" al procesamiento de escalas pragmáticas en la lectura de inglés como lengua extranjera?: Un estudio experimental mediante eye-tracking. Paper delivered at XXII Congreso Internacional de la Sociedad Chilena de Lingüística, Universidad Católica del Maule (Chile), November 22-24, 2017.