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For undergraduate students who need to participate in a research project as part of their academic degree requirement, or for graduate students who participate in a lab rotation work, our lab welcomes you to join one of our ongoing studies. Other projects that fall into the lab interests are also possible. Please, contact us if you have further questions.



Irony in context

Does the meaning of ironic expressions change according to the motivation of the speaker who produces them? For example, if a speaker produces a certain expression, once with the intention of being funny and another time with the intention of being insulting, will we notice the difference? If so, how will this difference affect the way we interpret the expression? This project will require creating discourse contexts in English that match the motivations of irony, running a preliminary experiment to verify the motivations, and running an experiment testing the interpretations of ironic expressions in various contexts.

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Linguistic alignment and perceived cooperativeness

In conversation, partners sometimes align with respect to their language-use. Will we align more with a person we see as more cooperative? will we 'punish' an uncooperative partner by not aligning with them? This project will require designing an online interactive experiment, and will therefore require some programming skills (but not much!)

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Open to interpretation? understanding diversity in narrative interpretations

This project is centered around two primary objectives:
1. To explore the most effective methods for assessing diversity in interpretations, comparing human judgment, artificial intelligence, and alternative text analysis techniques.
2. To investigate the factors that influence diversity in interpretations, considering internal factors such as cognitive control and external elements like social and contextual influences.

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The influence of language use on the spread of "fake news"

This project is centered around two primary objectives:
This project aims to explore how linguistic elements, such as the degree of explicitness or implicitness, contribute to the spread and acceptance of misinformation and disinformation.

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