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Message 1: Preliminary Schedule for Boston University Conference on Language Development

Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 15:09:15 -0400
From: BU Conference on Language Development <>
Subject: Preliminary Schedule for Boston University Conference on Language Development


November 1, 2 and 3, 2002

Boston University is pleased to announce the preliminary schedule for
the 27th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development.
Updates to the schedule as well as registration materials and general
and travel information are available on our web page at:

Please feel free to contact the Conference Office at (617) 353-3085,
or e-mail at if you have any questions.




Friday, 9.00-12.30pm: Session A

L. BLENN, A. SEIDL, B. HOEHLE: Recognition of phrases in early
	language acquisition: The role of morphological markers
L. SANTELMANN: Infants' processing of relationships across languages:
	Comparing English and German
D. SWINGLEY: On the phonological encoding of novel words by
J. TENENBAUM, F. XU: Bayesian inference in learning words with
	overlapping extensions
J. HALBERDA: Young competence and the systematic breakdown of a
	word-learning strategy
M. PREISSLER: Mutual exclusivity as a word learning constraint in
	children with autism

Friday, 9.00-12.30pm: Session B

C. HAMANN: What French normal and impaired children do with functional
	categories - and the implications for approaches to language
J. PARADIS, M. CRAGO, F. GENESEE: Object clitics as a clinical marker
	of SLI in French: Evidence from French-English bilingual
M. MC GUCKIAN, A. HENRY: Grammatical morpheme omission in children
	with hearing impairment acquiring spoken English
S. FISH, B. MOREN, R. HOFFMEISTER, B. SCHICK: The acquisition of
	classifier phonology in ASL by deaf children: Evidence from
	descriptions of objects in specific spatial arrangements
A. WEINBERG: The development of visual attention through social
	interaction in young deaf children
D. LILLO-MARTIN, S. BERK: Acquisition of constituent order under
	delayed linguistic input

Friday, 9.00-12.30pm: Session C

T. IONIN: The interpretation of 'the': A new look at articles in L2
H. MARSDEN: Inverse scope in L2 Japanese
C. BORGONOVO, P. PREVOST: Knowledge of polarity subjunctive in second
	language Spanish
P. SCHULZ, A. WITTEK, Z. PENNER: Opening doors and sweeping floors:
	What children with specific language impairment know about
	telic and atelic verbs
N. KAZANINA, C. PHILLIPS: Eventhood and comprehension of aspect in
	Russian children
M. SMITH, L. NAIGLES, L. WAGNER: Comprehension and production of
	aspectual morphology in 22 & 36 month olds

Friday, 12.45pm: Special Session
BUCLD Business Meeting

Friday, 2.00-5.30pm: Session A

H. SONG, R. BAILLARGEON: Infants' ability to use verbal information
	when reasoning about others' goals
J. LANTER-ZAPF: When children know what they do not know: The
	protracted course of the acquisition of the plural
C. FISHER, J. SNEDEKER: Counting the nouns: Simple sentence-structure
	cues guide verb learning in 21-month-olds
P. DE VILLIERS, F. BURNS: Language and false belief reasoning in
	specific language impaired children: Complementing theories
S. RVACHEW: Factors related to the development of phonological
	awareness skills
M. RISPOLI: Disassociation of sentence production components during
	the development of grammar

Friday, 2.00-5.30pm: Session B

T. KUPISCH: Cross-linguistic influence in the acquisition of articles
	by bilingual German-Italian children
J. BERGER-MORALES, M. SALUSTRI: Root infinitives and participial
	constructions: Novel evidence for the Separate Systems Hypothesis
L. SERRATRICE, A. SORACE: Overt and null subjects in monolingual and
	bilingual Italian acquisition
S. CONRADIE: Parameter resetting in the second language acquisition of
	Afrikaans: The Split Infl Parameter and the V2 parameter
T. MARINIS, C. FELSER, H. CLAHSEN: On-line processing of long-distance
	filler-gap dependencies by Chinese L2 learners of English
P. BALCOM: The effects of the L1 on the L2 acquisition of
	unaccusativity by francophone and sinophone learners of

Friday, 2.00-5.30pm: Session C

J. LIDZ, J. MUSOLINO: C-command really matters
L. MERONI, A. GUALMINI, S. CRAIN: Universal asymmetries in child
M. LABELLE, D. VALOIS: Floated quantifiers, quantifiers at a distance,
	and logical form constructions in the acquisition of L1 French
S. KAJIKAWA, S. AMANO, T. KONDO: Development of conversational style
	in Japanese mother-child vocal interactions: Speech overlap,
	particle use and backchannel
J. BAIRD, M. SAYLOR: Preschooler's narrative abilities: Links to
	knowledge attribution skills and general language competence
V. AUKRUST: Talk about talk with young children: Pragmatic
	socialization in two communities in Norway and the US

Friday, 8.00pm: Keynote Address
SUSAN GOLDIN-MEADOW: The Resilience of Language

Saturday, 8.00am: Special Session
P. MCARDLE, M. HOPMANN; C. MCKEE: Federal Funding: What's hot and how
	to apply

Saturday 9.00-12.30pm: Session A

S. ZALIKAN: When an idea runs through your mind, is it still in your
	mind? A crosslinguistic look at young children's
	understanding of metaphors about the mind
K. OH: Manner and path in motion descriptions in English and Korean
L. LAKUSTA, R. LICONA, B. LANDAU: Interactions between spatial
	representation and spatial language: The language of events
J. SNEDEKER, S. YUAN, I. MARTIN: A limited role for prosody in
	children's online sentence processing
S. CRAIN, L. MERONI: Children's use of referential context
V. SHAFER, R. SCHWARTZ, K. KESSLER: ERP evidence of temporal aspects
	of phonological and lexical processing in children

Saturday 9.00-12.30pm: Session B

S. BERK: Why 'why' is different
B. HOLLEBRANDSE: Long distance WH-extraction revisited
M. ISOBE: Head-internal relative clauses in child Japanese
I. EIGSTI, L. BENNETTO: Syntactic delays in autism: Relationships
	between language and neuropsychological factors
A. ERIKS-BROPHY, H. GOODLUCK, D. STOJANOVIC: Sensitivity to A- and A'-
	dependencies in high-functioning individuals with Down
J. SCHAEFFER, A. HACOHEN, A. BERNSTEIN: On the acquisition of DP in
	English-speaking children with SLI

Saturday 9.00-12.30pm: Session C

P. TROFIMOVICH, W. BAKER, J. FLEGE, M. MACK: Second-language sound
	learning in children and adults: Learning sounds, words, or
T. BURNS, J. WERKER, K. MCVIE: Development of phonetic categories in
	infants raised in bilingual and monolingual environments
W. IDSARDI, P. IMSRI: The perception of English stops by Thai children
	and adults
A. CARPENTER: Omission of function words vs. lexical syllables in
	child speech
H. GOAD, L. WHITE, J. STEELE: Missing surface inflection in SLA: A
	prosodic account
J. TITTERINGTON, A. HENRY, J. TONER: Some effects of the prosodic
	hierarchy on the perception and production of spoken language
	in children with profound hearing loss who use cochlear

Saturday, 12.45pm: Lunch Symposium
R. MAYBERRY, E. PIZZUTO, B. WOLL: The role of input in the acquisition of
signed languages

Saturday 2.15-5.15pm: Session A

G. MORGAN, I. BARRIeRE, B. WOLL: Grammatical relations in the
	acquisition of BSL
S. UZIEL-KARL, N. BUDWIG: The development of nonagent subjects in
	Hebrew child language
	T. ISHIZUKA: Early speech about manner and path in Turkish and
	English: Universal or language-specific?
F. HUREWITZ, L. GLEITMAN, R. GELMAN: On the acquisition of numbers and
	quantifiers: some, all, two and four at three
M. LE CORRE, S. CAREY: On the role of analog magnitudes in number word

Saturday 2.15-5.15pm: Session B

I. KRAMER: Reference of indefinite and pronominal noun phrases in
	English children's comprehension: Differential contributions
	of semantics and pragmatics
A. GUALMINI: Some knowledge children don't lack
A. PAPAFRAGOU: Aspectuality and scalar structure
	Using highly familiar items to aid segmentation
L. POLKA, M. SUNDARA: Is word segmentation in 7.5 month olds shaped by
	native language rhythm?

Saturday 2.15-5.15pm: Session C

Y. ROSE: ChildPhon: A database solution for the study of child
M. KEHOE, C. LLEO: The acquisition of syllable types in monolingual
	and bilingual German and Spanish children
C. KIRK, K. DEMUTH: Coda/onset asymmetries in the acquisition of
Y. LAM: Subject-object asymmetry in child L2 acquisition of
	WH-movement: Evidence of L1 transfer

Saturday, 5.30pm: Plenary Address
BONNIE SCHWARTZ: Child L2 Acquisition: Paving the Way

Sunday, 9.00-1.00pm: Session A

S. KLINGLER, C. FISHER: What does syntax say about space? Young
	children use sentence structure in learning spatial terms
A. NADIG, J. SEDIVY, A. JOSHI: The development of discourse
	constraints on the interpretation of adjectives
S. GELMAN, L. RAMAN: Pre-school children use linguistic form class and
	pragmatic cues to interpret generics
L. GERKEN, R. WILSON: 17 month olds induce form categories based on
	distributional information
R. GOMEZ, L. LAKUSTA: Language learning in probabilistic environments

T. MINTZ: On the distribution of frames in child-directed speech as a
	basis for grammatical category learning
M. HADLER, WEYERTS, H. CLAHSEN: Frequency effects in children's
	production of inflected word forms

Sunday, 9.00-1.00pm: Session B

S. PEPERKAMP, M. PETTINATO, F. DUPOUX: Allophonic variation and the
	acquisition of phoneme categories
J. MAYE, D. WEISS: Statistical cues facilitate infants' discrimination
	of difficult phonetic contrasts
C. DIETRICH, D. SWINGLEY: Infants' processing of language-specific
	vowel information in linguistic context
C. DE CAT: Syntactic manifestations of very early pragmatic knowledge
S. SIGURJONSDOTTIR: The different properties of root infinitives and
	finite verbs in the acquisition of Icelandic
K. DEEN: Underspecified verb forms and subject omission in Nairobi
M. SALUSTRI, N. HYAMS: Is there an analogue to the RI stage in the
	null subject languages?

Sunday, 9.00-1.00pm: Session B

P. WOLFF, T. VASSILIEVA: When Russians learn English: How the
	perception of CAUSE may change
S. MONTRUL: Bilingual unaccusativity
	L1 attrition: Evidence from Greek and Italian near-native
	speakers of English
M. OTA: Lexical vs. phrasal pitch contours in early production
M. VIGARIO, S. FROTA, M. FREITAS: From signal to grammar: Rhythm and
	the acquisition of syllable structure
S. INKELAS, Y. ROSE: Velar fronting revisited
M. GUASTI, M. LLINAS-GRAU, A. GAVARRO: Catalan as a test for prosodic
	and syntactic hypotheses on article omission


Alternate Papers

In the event of a cancellation in the conference program, a substitute
selection will be made from the following alternate papers:

E. BAR-SHALOM: Understanding aspectual entailments in child Russian
J. BRUHN DE GARAVITO: Tense morphology in the acquisition of Spanish
	as a second language
K. CASSIDY, A. PAPAFRAGOU, L. GLEITMAN: How to acquire mental state
G. JIA, Y. SHIRAI, S. KHALSA: The acquisition of English tense-aspect
	morphology by native Mandarin speakers: A longitudinal study
Y. KAYAMA: Acquisition of Japanese null objects and topic
J. KIM: L2 initial syntax: Wh-movement, null subjects, and the most
	economical syntactic derivation
M. KIM: Children's sensitivity to adjunct islands in there-sentences
N. PAN, W. SNYDER: Setting the parameters of syllable structure in
	early child Dutch
R. PULVERMAN, J. SOOTSMAN, R. GOLINKOFF: The role of lexical knowledge
	in nonlinguistic event processing: English-speaking infants'
	attention to manner and path
M. SAYLOR, M. SABBAGH: Mapping the action of constraints, syntax, and
	pragmatics in children's part-time learning

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