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Full Title: CYCLIA Workshop on the Acquisition of Clitics

Short Title: CyWAC
Location: Nicosia, Cyprus
Start Date: 25-May-2012 - 26-May-2012
Contact: Kleanthes Grohmann
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Meeting Description: Clitic constructions have received a lot of attention over the past twenty years in research on language acquisition and development. Both the comprehension and production of clitics have been studied in a variety of languages, for children and adults alike, and in different acquisition contexts (L1, L2, bi-/multilingual, impaired).

The research project L1 Acquisition of Cypriot Greek Pronominal Clitics (ΠΕΝΕΚ 0609/42), funded by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, is organizing the international CYCLIA Workshop on the Acquisition of Clitics at the University of Cyprus aiming to bring together researchers working on clitic acquisition. The discussion will revolve around new findings on the acquisition and development of pronominal clitics in different languages regarding clitic production and/or comprehension as well as current theoretical approaches to cliticization in the light of developmental data.

There will also be a special session on the acquisition and development of pronominal clitic placement in mixed clitic languages, with emphasis on enclitic languages where proclisis is triggered by certain grammatical properties. These include European Portuguese and Cypriot Greek, from both language-internal (properties of EP or CG) and comparative perspectives (within the Romance language family and compared to Standard Modern Greek, respectively), but submissions are encouraged to go beyond these two varieties.

We are pleased to announce that our four invited speakers have confirmed their participation:

João Costa (FCSH - Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Maria Lobo (FCSH - Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Teresa Parodi (University of Cambridge)
Ianthi Maria Tsimpli (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Linguistic Subfield: Language Acquisition
LL Issue: 23.2298

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