What did you read in 2015?

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Another year has passed and academic platform bombard us with end-of-year summaries. So, here are the most-read HLP Lab papers of 2015. Congratulations to Dave Kleinschmidt, who according to ResearchGate leads the 2015 HLP Lab pack with his beautiful paper on the ideal adapter framework for speech perception, adaptation, and generalization. The paper was cited 22 times in the first 6 months of being published! Well deserved, I think … as a completely neutral (and non-ideal) observer ;).

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Most read HLP Lab papers on ResearchGate. Speech perception, syntactic alignment in production, and … typology!

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Follow HLP lab on the English Zwitscher

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Only a few years (decades?) late, HLP lab is now zwitschering insanely uninteresting things on Twitter. You can follow us and get updates about workshops, classes, papers, code, etc. And you can zwitscher back at us and we can all be merry and follow and comment on each other until our eyes pop out or ears explode. In this spirit: @_hlplab_

2013 in review

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 42,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 16 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

(well, of course, most of these were probably robots; so about 15 Sydney Opera performances in front of an all-robot audience; great). Click here to see the complete report.

HLP lab is grinking 2013

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Time for another update on the growing/shrinking HLP Lab. With great sadness we think of those days when the Degenkind and Mr. Fine roamed freely in The Halls of Meliora.

  • Alex Fine has left us to more fully embrace his inner Midwest. He accepted a post-doc on an NIH training grant in Psychology, Illinois with Sarah Brown-Schmidt, Duane Watson, and Gary Dell.
  • Judith Degen now enjoys Californian bliss on a post-doctoral fellowship by the Swiss National Science Foundation. She’ll be working with Noah Goodman and bring even more experimental pragmatic awesomeness to Stanford.

This loss is ameliorated by a few new additions to HLP Lab. We’re excited to welcome Scott and Job this year (and hope that Geertje will just shown up one day and demand her bike back):

  • Scott Fraundorf is joining HLP Lab as a post-doctoral researcher to work on implicit learning during syntactic processing and the acquisition of new syntactic structures in native speaker adults. His projects also include studies on how dialect background affects syntactic processing.
  • Job Schepens won a Fulbright fellowship to visit HLP Lab in the Spring of 2014. His project “Learning Additional Phonemes: A Phonological Account of L2 Learnability” will be focusing on bi-/multilingualism and how structural similarities across languages (and differences in their complexity) affect ease of acquisition.

Congratulations to Dr. Alex B. Fine

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It’s my great pleasure to announce to the world (i.e., all 4 subscribed readers to this blog) that Alex B. Fine successfully defended his thesis entitled “Prediction, Error, and Adaptation During Online Sentence Comprehension” jointly advised by Jeff Runner and me. Alex is the first HLP lab graduate (who started his graduate studies in the lab), so we gave him a very proper send-off and roasted the heck out of him. Alex will be starting his post-doc at the University of Illinois Psychology Department in June, working with Gary Dell, Sarah Brown-Schmidt, and Duane Watson.

Dr. Fine's defending
Dr. Fine’s defending

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Why some aspects of this page don’t work in IE7

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Well, first of all you should be using Firefox or Safari to look at this page, but, ah well, some IE 7 users have run into problem ;). This is seems to be specific to the inability of IE 7 (earlier versions do fine) to handle frames in a normal way. Some posts suggest that you need to change some of your options (see http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=824022&SiteID=; thanks Sara!). You may as well download Firefox, I mean, really …

Should you or should you not? Why, of course, you should …

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