This summer we have had wonderful undergraduate students for the summer research program. Arda Güneyi from Boğaziçi University, Buse Ölmez from Özyeğin University, and Ayça Başçı from Bilkent University. To learn more about our summer research and apply for next year check this link: http://vprd.ku.edu.tr/kusrp/homeRead More →

Last week on July 20, 2016, at the International Society for Gesture Conference (isgs7.sciencesconf.org) we presented our work on handedness, gesture, and valence. Additionally Tilbe Göksun was elected to the Executive Board of the society as the Secretary General (http://gesturestudies.com/executiveboard.php)Read More →

Today Niloofar Akhavan received her MA degree. In the Fall,  she will start her PhD at the University of San Diego/San Diego State University joint PhD program in Language and Communicative Disorders.  Congratulations Niloo, we will miss you in the lab!    Read More →

         Last Saturday (June 18), 3 of our independent study/honors students and 1 of our MA students graduated. Melis Çetinçelik and Deniz Çetin will continue their studies in the Netherlands and Hazal Kartalkanat will continue to work at our lab for her MA study. Niloofar Akhavan will start her PhD at the University of San Diego/San Diego State University joint PhD program in Language and Communicative Disorders.  Read More →

Very exciting news! Our lab, in collaboration with Prof. Aylin Küntay’s lab, (http://dililetisimlab.ku.edu.tr/index.php?lang=en) has started a research project called L2TOR (pronounced ‘el tutor’) – Second Language Tutoring using Social Robots, funded by the European Commission. We are part of a big consortium (http://www.l2tor.eu/consortium/), involving different universities and companies in Europe. A child-friendly social robot will be used to support teaching preschool children a second language. The project will focus on teaching English as second language to native speakers of Dutch, German and Turkish, and teaching Dutch and German as second language to immigrant children speaking Turkish as a native language. For more info please visit L2TORRead More →