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Linguistics Lab at Hoyt

About the Linguistics Lab at Hoyt

The Linguistics Lab is located in the basement of Hoyt Hall at the University of Wyoming. In the Linguistics Lab, we investigate Spanish language data using different approaches, such as: Corpus Linguistics, Conversation Analysis, and Experiments. 

The lab offers access to various corpora of Spanish and English, a comparative collection of corpora of Romance Languages, and interactional bilingual video data. Access to these corpora is provided using various software tools such as Conc, UAM Tools, ELAN, and R. The lab also provides access to Eprime and Open Sesame for experiments.

In the Linguistics Lab at Hoyt, we see empirical data analysis as the key way to understanding language and, therefore, we embrace usage-based accounts. All faculty and students affiliated with LLH are united by their commitment to rigorous, empirical analyses of language data through different approaches and methods. Correspondingly, the researchers affiliated with our lab conduct research through various methodological frameworks and on a wide range of topics, including language processing, second language acquisition, language variation, language policies and attitudes, language assessment, and linguistic interaction, as affecting the Spanish language. 

If you are a student interested in studying with us, we want to speak with you. Please contact the lab director, Irene Checa-Garcia.

Current Projects

Cue validity and perceptibility in L2 Spanish preterite tense acquisition

Object claiming without touch: gaze and spacial positioning

Object preposition dropping and insubordination

Spatial distribution of anglicisms in Spanish tweet

Hoyt Hall with linguistics coding

Contact Us

Modern & Classical Languages

Hoyt Hall 126

Dept. 3603

1000 E. University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-4176

Fax: 307-766-2727

Email: languages@uwyo.edu

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