buckeye language network
One of the core missions of the Language Pod is to communicate about some of the great findings in the language sciences to the general public using a variety of interactive activities. To encourage others to join our outreach efforts, we have put together materials for some of our favorite activities. All are welcome to use our materials! Please feel free to email us with questions or comments.
Computational Linguists Predict the Oscars
Can Computational Linguists predict the future? See if you agree with Mr. Computerhead about who will win the 2021 Oscars!
(And check this movie out to see if Mr. Computerhead was right!)
We write guidelines for each of our activities to provide some ideas about how to make them work. Here are a few of our favorites.
Trick Sentences. This low-tech activity uses the “Moses Illusion” and focuses on top-down effects in sentence processing.
Singing Fingers. This activity uses an iPad App that provides a simple visual representation of recorded sounds.
Stroop Effect. This activity uses an iPad App of the Stroop task and focuses on the automaticity of reading.