Language Outreach

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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.

• See Mystery Words in action!
• Check out our new movie on the Parameters of ASL
• Watch some of our activities in Spanish through COSI Connects.


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.

Mystery Words.  This activity teaches people about different word learning strategies used by children.  In addition to the guidelines, you may also want these pictures.

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.