We are currently running all of our studies at the Buckeye Language Network's Language Sciences Research Pod in the Labs in Life exhibit at COSI.
Iconicity in Sign Language
Age range: 4 and 5-year-olds
This study is investigating whether there are some meanings in sign languages that actually look like what they mean -- that is, that are iconic. We're studying children because we want to know if people with relatively little experience with language and gesture can still "see" what's going on.
Age range: 4 - 94 year olds
This is a whole series of studies that is funded by an OSU Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences seed grant devoted to investigating how children and adults perceive, produce, categorize, discriminate, classify, judge, and otherwise acquire regional dialect information.
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