Language Research Project – Call For Participants

On behalf of Brittany Blankinship, PhD researcher, University of Edinburgh

We are a team of researchers looking at the effects of language learning on cognitive functions. As you’ll be learning a language, we’d like to invite you to participate in this research! We would also be happy to send you information about the results of the project after it is completed!
It’s a simple experiment in which you will be asked to respond to a series of sounds. We’ll also have you fill in a very short questionnaire about your language background and language attitudes and complete a short computer-based task. In total, it takes 20-30 minutes and will be carried out at the beginning and end of your course to see whether any changes have occurred.

All aspects of the research will be conduct online. Should you wish to participate, you will be sent an online link to a questionnaire and asked to schedule a short video call with a researcher to complete the experiment.

If you are interested in participating or would like to know more about this project, please get in touch with Clea at her email address We would greatly appreciate it if you helped us understand how learning languages affects cognition!