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Listening Experiment

Thank you for your interest in our experiment!

Purpose: to investigate language comprehension in Canadian English speakers

Eligible participants are:

  • Monolingual Canadian English speakers (knowledge of different languages is ok as long as English was the only language spoken at home while growing up)
  • 30 years old and above

Participation includes:

  • Basic hearing test
  • Listening to words and nonwords, pressing a button to indicate “word” or “nonword”, typing words
  • 1 hour participation; $10 Compensation
  • Can participate for a maximum of  2 times on separate days
  • If you are interested in participating but believe you have previously participated, please contact us and we will double check for you

Locations (click on links for directions)

4-02 Assiniboia Hall, North Campus, University of Alberta (a parking space can be made available)

Enterprise Square 3-501 (Jasper Ave and 102 St)

Sign Up Options:

  1. Call us at 780-248-1409
  2. Email us at
  3. Create a SONA account to view and select timeslots that are most convenient for your schedule.

Creating a SONA account

  1. Go to:
  2. Scroll to the bottom and click on the big green “Request Account” button
    1. You will fill in the blanks to create an ID name.
    2. Your Password will then be sent to the email you filled in.
  3. Once you’ve received your password, log onto your account. You can then go to “My Profile” and change your password to something you will remember.
    • Enter 0 for your student ID
    • Enter ‘NONE’ when asked to select your courses
  4. Once you’ve logged into SONA click the big green “View Available Studies” button.
  5. You can then choose between two study titles:
    • Decades – Is this a word…? – ASSINIBOIA”
    • “Decades – Is this a word…? – DOWNTOWN”
      Both of these studies are exactly the same, they only differ by location. The “Assiniboia” location is on the University of Alberta North Campus and the “Downtown” location is located in Enterprise Square on Jasper Ave. Click on the study that provides the best location for you.
  6. Read the study information carefully to make sure you meet the requirements for this particular study.
  7. Scroll to the bottom of the study and click the green button that says “View time slot for this study”
  8. You will then be able to view ALL of the available time slots. Click the green “Sign Up” button to select that specific time and day.


If for any reason you need to cancel or change the timeslot that you signed up for,

  1. Click “My Schedule/Credits” found on the green header near the top of the page.
  2. You will then be able to view all of the timeslots you are signed up for. Simply click the green “Cancel” button on the right of the particular study.
  3. Scroll down and click “Yes I want to cancel” to complete your cancellation.