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Full Title: Going Romance Workshop #3: Crosslinguistic Microvariation in Language Acquisition

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Start Date: 06-Dec-2014 - 06-Dec-2014
Contact: João Costa
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Meeting Description: Workshop #3: Crosslinguistic microvariation in language acquisition
Organized by João Costa, Alexandra Fiéis and Maria Lobo (Project “Crosspopulation and Crosslinguistic Approaches to Dependencies)

The literature on language acquisition from the last two decades has shown that children set parameters very early and are sensitive to crosslinguistic differences from very early on. The evidence mostly focuses on major syntactic differences, such as the availability of null subjects, V-to-I, I-to-C or directionality. The acquisition of microvariation, however, has not been studied. It remains to be shown whether children are sensitive to minor crosslinguistic differences, and whether such differences are acquired as early as major parametric contrasts.
Linguistic Subfield: Language Acquisition
LL Issue: 25.2179

This is a session of the following meeting:
Going Romance 2014: 28th Symposium on Romance Languages

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