UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


LLSD Scheduled Meetings

Here is a list of past and upcoming LLSD lab meetings. Please feel free to come along to any of the meetings if you are interested. If you would like like to present your work at a meeting please get in touch (you don't need to be a member of the lab group to attend or present). We try to keep meetings very informal in nature, which we believe helps to generate stimulating discussion and feedback. Lab meetings usually last no longer than one hour.

The first meeting of each new term is usually taken up by an open round in which we all briefly introduce ourselves and tell each other about our progress and research plans for the next term. This is a perfect opportunity to get involved with the lab—but you can of course join the lab group any time during the year.

List of Past Meetings

DateTime & PlaceName(s)Title(s) and Abstract(s)
LLSD meetings for 2015/16
Tue 5 Apr 201613:00Nick Neasom (TBC)TBC
Tue 22 Mar 201613:00 B07Jamie White and Faith ChiuTBC
Tue 8 Mar 201613:00AGL WorkshopAGL
Tue 23 Feb 201613:00Andrew NevinsMaxakali Loanwords
Tue 9 Feb 201613:00 B07Giorgos Markopoulos (Thessaloníki)The Greek Theme Vowel /i/: One underlying representation or many?
Tue 26 Jan 201613:00 B02Julian Lysvik + Open RoundWe will have a short open round (as on 6 Oct) followed by Julian Lysvik presenting his research proposal 'Understanding Phonological Metathesis: Functional and Formal Approaches'
Fri 20 Nov 201511:00
Marco Tamburelli, Bangor UniversityBilingual acquisition of phonological structure: issues and challenges [Blog]
Wed 4 Nov 201513:00
Faith Chiu, Gisela Tomé Lourido & Petra HödlExperimental approaches to the perception and processing of #sC clusters
Wed 21 Oct 201513:00
Nick NeasomAre chain shift patterns more difficult to learn than similar but non-overlapping patterns?
Tue 6 Oct 201513:00
Open RoundIntroduce yourself, what recent progress your have made in your research and what your research plans for the next term are. We will also use this meeting to schedule in the first few presentations for the year.
DateTime & PlaceName(s)Title(s) and Abstract(s)
23rd April 201511:00, CH301
  1. Anna Samara
  1. Statistical learning of novel graphotactic constraints in children and adults [Abstract]
23th Jan 201515:15
  1. Dr. Márcia do Carmo
  2. Nick Neasom
  1. ​Variation of word-initial pretonic mid-vowels in São Paulo Portuguese: vowel raising​
  2. Is there a preference for Vowel Raising in Synchronic Chain Shifts? Planning Notes on a 3 Alternative Forced Choice Experiment.
27th May 201413:00
  1. Dinah Baer-Henney (Universität Potsdam, Universität Düsseldorf)
  1. A gradient substantive learning bias in phonology
13th March 201413:00
  1. Sam Green
  1. Variability in naturalistic child directed speech: word final consonant clusters in British English
13th February 201413:30
  1. Erich Round, University of Queensland
  1. Big data typology, linguistic phylogenetics, and why data design will be crucial
26th November 201313:00
  1. Dinah Baer-Henney
  1. What is important for learning alternations?
15th October 201312:00
  1. Kevin Tang
  1. Sound Symbolism Revisited – a Reconstruction Approach
6th March 201314:00
  1. Andrea Santi
  1. Where is and Where is Not Syntax in the Brain
21st March 201212:00
  1. Thanasis Soultatis
  1. Bimoraic diphthongs in Greek
7th March 20129:30
  1. Kevin Tang
  1. Phonetic Trends in Naturalistic Speech Perception Errors
22nd February 201211:00
  1. Dorothea Hackman
  1. Perception of focus prosody in the English speech of Bangou speakers.
9th February 201213:00
  1. Mirjam de Jonge
  2. Ana Paula Scher
  1. Phonological representations in preliterate children
  2. Truncated forms in Brazilian Portuguese: designing some experiments
11th Jan 201215:00
  1. Katrin Skoruppa
  1. Speech segmentation in quiet and in noise: The role of stress and phonotactic cues.
Autumn 2011   
14th Dec 201114:00
  1. Rachel Nicholson
  1. Sibilant harmony: initial syllable faithfulness vs locality bias.
29th Nov 201113:301. Young Shin Kim
  1. Denasalization in Korean
2nd Nov 201114.00
  1. Ana Paula Scher
  2. Mirjam de Jonge
  1. Truncated forms in Brazilian Portuguese:  word formation from the root
  2. Perceptual Learning: How perceptual is it really?
19th Oct 201114:00
  1. Andrew Nevins
  2. Thanasis Soultatis
  1. Initial Syllable Faithfulness vs Locality Biases
  2. Syllable Structure and Repair Strategies in the Northern Dialects of Modern Greek
21st Sep 201114:00
  1. Sam Green
  2. Kevin Tang
  1. Recording the acquisition of phonology
  2. The effects of alcohol on second language phonetic accuracy