Native speakers of Italian and native speakers of Spanish needed for a research study on language

This study is looking at how Italian/Spanish speakers interpret some complex syntactic structures. The potential participants will listen to a list of Italian/Spanish sentences and will read and answer to an interpretation question after each sentence. During the task  behavioral responses to the comprehension questions will be recorded. At the end of the session participants will be asked to answer a language background questionnaire. The whole session will last approximately 1 hour, and participants will be reimbursed 10$ for their time. All procedures are non-invasive and straightforward to perform.

To participate you must be either a native or a second language speaker/learner of Italian with the following eligibility criteria:
Native speakers of Italian

  • 18 – 45 years old
  • born and raised in Italy
  • arrived in the US after the age of 18 and currently living in US (for a max. of 5 years)

Native Speakers of Spanish

  • Native speaker of Spanish spoken in either:
    - Latin America or
    - Puerto Rico, Cuba, Dominican Republic or
    - Spain
  • 18 – 45 years old
  • Born and raised in either Latin America, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Dominican Republic or Spain
  • Arrived in the US after the age of 18 and currently living in US (for a max. of 5 years)

The task will be completed remotely, at the participant's own convenient time and place. The participant must have access to a computer and headphones in order to complete the task. Payment will be issued via Venmo once the task and the linguistic background  questionnaire are completed.
If you are interested, please contact slal@gc.cuny.edu.