Information about the study
In EssexLab we are conducting a research study on language processing and we are looking for participants! If you want to know how good you are at learning other languages, and want to earn £15 here you have the details!
Eligibility/criteria for taking part
- Spanish speakers who were brought up in an English speaking country and whose parents (or one of them) are Spanish native speakers.
- English native speakers with little or no previous knowledge of other languages.
- English natives who speak Spanish or who are learning it (medium or high levels of proficiency) or
- Spanish native speakers who have lived in the UK for more than 2 years.
What the participants have to do
It takes 1 hour!
Firstly, you will complete some online questionnaires at home to gather some information about your personal and sociolinguistic background (age, nationality, number of languages you speak, language proficiency, language use and exposure to those languages, etc). No participant will be allowed to attend the session in the lab unless they have completed the online tasks!
Once you have completed the online tasks, you will attend a session in the EssexLab laboratory where you will complete a series of tasks: A couple of eye-tracking tasks where you will be presented with some images while you listen to some sound clips in Spanish and/or English. An online language aptitude test. An online reflexes test.
If you belong to the following categories: English monolingual speakers or Spanish natives living in the UK for more than 2 years, you would need to come to the lab for a second session of 10 minutes and you would be paid 20 pounds.
IMPORTANT: To take part in this study is necessary that you don’t wear any eye makeup (including fake eyelashes, eyelash extensions, mascara, etc) and/or glasses with blue light filter on the day of the session. To find out more, please email email@example.com
How do participants take part and who should they contact
You can register now!
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The project is funded by EssexLab. University of Essex.
This project was reviewed by the Departmental Ethics Officer on behalf of the Ethics Sub-Committee 2 who gave a favourable opinion for the study. ERAMS project number ETH2122-0975
Data collection period:
Until the 1 October 2022.