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Message 1: 28th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development

Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2003 14:16:29 +0000
From: langconf <langconfbu.edu>
Subject: 28th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development

28th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development 
Short Title: BUCLD 28

Date: 31-OCT-03 - 02-NOV-03
Location: Boston, MA, United States of America
Contact: Organizing Committee
Contact Email: langconfbu.edu 
Meeting URL: http://www.bu.edu/linguistics/APPLIED/BUCLD


Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 15-MAY-03


Meeting Description:
The Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD),
which has become one of the best known conferences on language
development in the world, is run by students in the Applied
Linguistics Program, under the guidance of a faculty adviser.

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28TH ANNUAL BOSTON UNIVERSITY CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
October 31, November 1 and 2, 2003
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Boston University is pleased to announce the schedule for the 28th
Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. This
schedule, along with registration materials and general and travel
information, is also available on our web page at:

http://www.bu.edu/linguistics/APPLIED/BUCLD/

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

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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31

9:00 
C. FENNELL, J. WERKER: Applying speech perception to word learning at
14 months: The effects of word knowledge and familiarity
J. RISPENS, P. BEEN: Morphosyntax and literacy in children with
developmental dyslexia and SLI
Y. SU: Chinese children's ziji

9:30
H. STORKEL, J. YOUNG: Homonymy in the developing mental lexicon
C. WILSENACH, F. WIJNEN: Perceptual sensitivity to morphosyntactic
agreement in language learners: A longitudinal investigation of Dutch
children at risk for developing dyslexia
P. COOPMANS, M. KRUL, E. PLANTING, I. VLASVELD, A. VAN ZOELEN:
Dissolving a Dutch delay in the acquisition of syntactic and
logophoric reflexives

10:00
C. KIRK, A. SEIDL Production and perception of unstressed initial
syllables: Implications for lexical representations
S. EBBELS, H. VAN DER LELY, J. DOCKRELL: Phonological and
morphosyntactic abilities in SLI children: Is there a causal
relationship?
S. ZUCKERMAN, I. VLASVELD: Reference to a 'guise' in child language

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10:30 POSTER SESSION I Attended 
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11:00
S. HOCKEMA: Word segmentation using phonetic transition probabilities
C. MARSHALL, H. VAN DER LELY: The status of derivational morphology:
Evidence from children with grammatical-specific language impairment
J. BARLOW: Variation in cluster production patterns by
Spanish-speaking children

11:30
S. THOMPSON, E. NEWPORT: Statistical learning of syntax: The role of
transitional probability
C. JAKUBOWICZ, L. ROULET: Do Frenchspeaking children with SLI present
a selective deficit on tense?
N. PAN, W. SNYDER: Acquisition of /s/-initial clusters: A parametric
approach

12:00
R. GOMEZ, J. LANY, K. CHAPMAN: Dynamically guided learning
V. SHAFER, R. SCHWARTZ, K. KESSLER: ERP indices of phonological
processing in children with SLI
M.-H. C�'T�, J.-P. CHEVROT: The acquisition of French
liaison

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12:45 LUNCH MEETING: BUCLD Business Meeting
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2:00
L. BORODITSKY, M. RAMSCAR, W. HAM: How learning a language can change
the way you think: The case of temporal language in English and
Indonesian
S. BERK: Acquisition of verb agreement under delayed first language
input
J. VAN KAMPEN: The rise of the standard EPP in the acquisition of
non-pro-drop languages

2:30
L. SHAPIRO: Child directed speech and the enculturation of
interpersonal understanding in the United States and Japan
G. MORGAN, I. BARRI�RE, B. WOLL: The independent acquisition of
verb agreement and classifiers in British Sign Language
T. GORO: On the distribution of toinfinitives in early child English

3:00
E. GOLDVARG-STEINGOLD, K. SHUTTS, E. SPELKE: Young children's
extensions of novel adjectives across solid objects and substances
R. MAYBERRY, G. WATERS, C. CHAMBERLAIN, H. HUANG: Word recognition by
deaf children who use sign language: If not phonological encoding,
then what?
C. SCH�TZE: Why nonfinite be is not omitted while finite be is

4:00
M. COPPOLA, E. NEWPORT: The emergence of the grammatical category of
Subject in home sign: Evidence from family-based gesture systems in
Nicaragua
S. WRIGHT: Innovations with un- prefixation
D. LARDIERE: Knowledge of definiteness despite variable article
omission in second language acquisition: The role of transfer

4:30
S. �Z�ALIKAN, S. GOLDIN-MEADOW: When mothers do
not lead their children by the hand
J. ZAPF: Frequency in the input and children's mastery of the regular
English plural
J.-H. KIM, S. MONTRUL: Binding interpretations in Korean heritage
speakers

5:00
A. HAMMOND: Developmental exploration of non English sequences found
in created gesture systems
M. RAMSCAR: When - and why - might children say ''mice eater''?
E. ZWANZIGER, S. ALLEN, F. GENESEE: Investigating crosslinguistic
influence in child bilinguals: Sentential subject omission in speakers
of Inuktitut and English

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8:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Janet Dean Fodor - Evaluating models of
parameter setting
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9:15 POSTER SESSION I Attended 
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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1

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8:00 NSF/NIH FUNDING SYMPOSIUM: What's hot and how to apply
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9:00
S. YUAN, P. LI, H. HUANG, J. SNEDEKER: Cross-cultural differences in
the input to early word learning: Word-to-world mapping in Mandarin
and English
M. RING, H. CLAHSEN: A-chains in children with developmental disorders
T. SUZUKI, N. YOSHINAGA: Linearity or hierarchy in the child grammar:
Data from quantifier floating in Japanese

9:30
R. PULVERMAN, R. GOLINKOFF: Starting out on the right path:
Seven-month-olds'attention to potential verb referents in
nonlinguistic events
T. GR�TER: Teasing apart L2 and SLI: Will comprehension make
the difference?
A. GUALMINI, S. CRAIN: Operator conditioning

10:00
S. PRUDEN, K. HIRSH-PASEK, M. MAGUIRE,M. MEYER: Foundations of verb
learning: Infants categorize path and manner in motion events
S. CRONEL-OHAYON, C. HAMANN: The elicited production of questions in
French children with SLI : Merge not Move!
J. GRINSTEAD: Overgeneralization and expletive negation

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10:30 POSTER SESSION II Attended 
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11:00
T. MINTZ: Morphological segmentation in 15-month-old infants
D. COLES-WHITE, J. DEVILLIERS, T.ROEPER: Emergence of barriers to
wh-movement, negative concord and quantification
S. SOLT, Y. PUGACH, E. KLEIN, K. ADAMS, T. STOYNESHKA, T. ROSE: L2
perception and production of the English regular past: Evidence of
phonological effects

11:30
R. ZANGL, A. FERNALD: Sensitivity to function morphemes in on-line
sentence processing: Developmental changes from 18 to 36 months
J. LIDZ, E. MCMAHON, K. SYRETT, J. VIAU, F. ANGGORO: Quantifier
raising in 4-year-olds
W. BAKER, P. TROFIMOVICH, M. MACK: Learning second-language
intonation: Are children better than adults?

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12:15 LUNCH SYMPOSIUM: What can language development tell us about
linguistic relativitly? L. Gleitman, J. Lucy, A. Papafragou,
L. Boroditsky, R. Jackendoff (moderator)
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2:15
B. SARNECKA, V-G. KAMENSKAYA, T. OGURA, Y. YAMANA, J.-B. YUDOVINA:
Language as lens: Morphological cues guide children's attention to
number
R. THORNTON: Why continuity
M. COLLINS: The quality of input: ESL preschoolers' English vocabulary
acquisition from storybook reading

2:45
P. LI, M. LE CORRE, R. SHUI, G. JIA: A crosslinguistic study of the
role of singular-plural in number word learning
C. SOARES: Computational complexity and the acquisition of the CP
domain
Y. UCHIKOSHI: Narrative development in bilingual kindergarteners

3:15 
K. STROMSWOLD, E. SHEFFIELD: Third trimester auditory stimulation
selectively enhances language development
W. SNYDER, T. ROEPER: Learnability and recursion across categories
I. ARTEAGOITIA, E. HOWARD: The English spelling development of
Spanish/English bilingual children: Cross-linguistic and
intra-linguistic factors

4:15 
H. CLAHSEN, A. HAHNE, J. MUELLER: Second language learners' processing
of inflected words: Behavioral and ERP evidence for storage and
decomposition
H. SONG, C. FISHER: The development of preschoolers' sensitivity to
discourse cues in on-line pronoun interpretation
J. STITES, C. KIRK, K. DEMUTH: Markedness vs. frequency effects in
coda acquisition

4:45 
K. KESSLER, G. MARTOHARDJONO, V. SHAFER: ERP correlates of age and
proficiency effects on L2 processing of syntactic and inflectional
information
B. SKARABELA, S. ALLEN: The context of non-affixal arguments in child
Inuktitut: The role of joint attention
M. KEHOE, G. HILAIRE: The structure of branching onsets and rising
diphthongs: Evidence from acquisition

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5:30 PLENARY ADDRESS: Mabel Rice - Language growth of children with
SLI and unaffected children: Timing mechanisms and linguistic
distinctions
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6:45 POSTER SESSION II Attended
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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2

9:00 
A. KOVACS: Implications of early bilingualism in theory of mind
development
M. NAKAJIMA, T. SANO: Early acquisition of nominative-genitive
conversion in Japanese
S. OUTCALT, L. DEKYDTSPOTTER: The resolution of scope ambiguity in
English-French sentence interpretation

9:30 
T. MATSUI, Y. MURAKAMI, T. YAMAMOTO, P. MCCAGG: Japanese preschoolers'
early understanding of (un)certainty: A cultural perspective on the
role of language in development of theory of mind
B. ZURER PEARSON: The role of optional vs. obligatory cues in the
acquisition of passive in two dialects of English and in language
impairment
T. IONIN, H. KO, K. WEXLER: A definite pattern of L2-English article
use: The role of specificity

10:00 
P. SCHULZ, A. MEISSNER: Understanding theory of mind and
complementation: The linguistic determinism hypothesis revisited
B. NARASIMHAN: Agent case-marking in Hindi child language
Y. MIYAMOTO, K. OKADA: Topicalization and wh-movement in the grammar
of Japanese EFL learners

11:00 
E. THIESSEN, J. SAFFRAN: Infants' acquisition of stress-based word
segmentation strategies
P. GORDON: The origins of argument structure in infant event
representations
E. GAVRUSEVA: On the asymmetry in the development of copula and
auxiliary be in child L2 English

11:30 
S. CURTIN, J. WERKER: Patterns of new word-object associations
J. LEE, J. NELSON, L. NAIGLES: Syntactic bootstrapping: A viable
strategy for Mandarin verb learners
S. UNSWORTH: Child L1, child L2 and adult L2 acquisition: Differences
and similarities

12:00 
K. CHAMBERS, K. ONISHI, C. FISHER: Going beyond the input: Extending
newly learned phonotactic regularities
A. BUNGER, J. LIDZ: Syntactic bootstrapping and the internal structure
of causative events
S. VAN BOXTEL, T. BONGAERTS, P.-A. COPPEN: The critical period
hypothesis for syntax in SLA and the role of the first language

12:30 
M. CHRISTIANSEN, F. REALI, P. MONAGHAN, N. CHATER: Language
acquisition through multiple-cue integration: Differential
contributions of phonological and distributional cues
K. CASSIDY, A. PAPAFRAGOU, L. GLEITMAN: Observational and syntactic
support for the acquisition of mental verbs
H. GOAD, L. WHITE: (Non)native-like ultimate attainment: The influence
of L1 prosodic structure on L2 morphology

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POSTER SESSION I Friday, October 31
Posters will be on display from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

D. BIRDSONG Comprehensive nativelikeness in late L2A
M. CABRERA, M.-L. ZUBIZARRETA Top-down vs. bottom-up transfer:
Overgeneralized causatives in L2 English and L2 Spanish
D. CHAMBLESS Asymmetries in cluster acquisition in word initial
vs. medial position
C. DYE, C. FOLEY, M. BLUME, B. LUST Syntax first: Mismatches between
morphology and syntax in first language acquisition elucidate
linguistic theory
A. FUSE, L. MCDONOUGH Task pragmatics and the lexicon: A
re-examination of the role of language in cognition
J. GIERUT, H. STORKEL, M. MORRISETTE Children's representations: What
they know and how they know it
J. GILKERSON Perception of natural and unnatural phonemic categories:
Evidence for innate knowledge
M. HARA Optionality as 'demarking' in an advanced L2-state
M.-H. IMMORDINO-YANG A tale of two cases: Affective prosody after
right and left hemispherectomy
G. JIA, Y. SHIRAI The acquisition of English tense-aspect morphology
by native Mandarin speakers: A longitudinal study
E. KLEIN, I. STOYNESHKA, K. ADAMS Y. PUGACH, S. SOLT The interaction
of lexical aspect and phonological salience on regular past tense
affixation in L2 English
M. MEYER, S. LEONARD, K. HIRSH-PASEK, M. IMAI, E. HARYU Making a
convincing argument: A crosslinguistic comparison of noun and verb
learning in Japanese and English
J. MUSOLINO, A. GUALMINI The scope of partitivity in child language
T. NICOL, B. LANDAU, P. RESNIK Discovering the invisible: Children's
acquisition of the implicit object construction
K. PENCE, M. WINN More verbs to come: The developing focus on verbs in
parents' speech to infants
F. REALI, M. CHRISTIANSEN Reappraising poverty of stimulus argument: A
corpus analysis approach
P. ROYLE, E. THORDARDOTTIR The acquisition of the French inflection:
The influence of age, verb vocabulary size, and MLU
C. SCHMITT, C. HOLTHEUER, K. MILLER Acquisition of copulas ser and
estar in Spanish: Learning lexico-semantics, syntax and discourse
N. SETHURAMAN Influence of parental input on learning argument
structure constructions
L. SINGH, K. WHITE The specificity of early lexical representations:
Differential encoding of affect, amplitude, and absolute pitch
J. SNEDEKER, J. GEREN, I. MARTIN I'd do it all again: Early language
acquisition in internationally-adopted children
G. TESAN To be or not to be - an affix: Inflectional development in
child language
K. THORPE, A. FERNALD How 2-year-olds process prenominal adjectives in
continuous speech

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POSTER SESSION II Saturday, November 1
Posters will be on display from 9:00 AM to 7:30 PM

H. DEACON What young children know about more: 18- to 20-month-old
infants' perception of the plural morpheme
S. EISENBEISS, A. MATSUO External and internal possession: A
comparative study of German and Japanese child language
M. ENDO Developmental issues on the interpretation of focus particles
by Japanese children
J. FRANCK , S. CRONEL-OHAYON, L. CHILLIER, U. FRAUENFELDER, L. RIZZI
Normal and pathological development of subject-verb agreement in
French
R. HATTORI Why do children say ''did you went''?: The role of
do-support
R. HERMAN, N. GROVE, G. MORGAN, H. SUTHERLAND, B. WOLL The development
and use of a narrative skills test in British Sign Language
T. H�TTNER, H. DRENHAUS, R. VAN DE VIJVER, J. WEISSENBORN The
acquisition of the German focus particle auch/too: Comprehension does
not always precede production
E. KRIKHAAR Patterns in comprehension of verb morphology in Dutch:
Evidence from syntactic bootstrapping experiments
K. MATSUOKA Addressing the syntax-semantics-pragmatics interface: The
acquisition of the Japanese additive particle mo
K. MURASUGI, T. HASHIMOTO, S. KATO On the acquisition of causatives in
Japanese
I. MUTSUMI, E. HARYU, H. OKADA The role of argument structure and
object familiarity in Japanese children's verb learning
E. OH, M.-L. ZUBIZARRETA Do restricted L1 structures emerge in the
interlanguage grammar?
O. OLBISHEVSKA Against the Aspect First Hypothesis
L. PALTIEL-GEDALYOVICH, J. SCHAEFFER A semantic-pragmatic-cognitive
interface in first language acquisition: Evidence from Hebrew
coordination.
A. PEREZ-LEROUX, A. MUNN, C. SCHMITT, M. DEIRISH Learning definite
determiners: Genericity and definiteness in English and Spanish
A. REVITHIADOU, M. TZAKOSTA Alternative grammars in acquisition:
Markedness- vs. faithfulness-oriented learning
E. RUIGENDIJK, S. BAAUW, S. AVRUTIN, N. VASIC The production of SE-
and SELF-anaphors in Dutch child language
M. SCHMITZ, L. SANTELMANN, B. H�HLE The acquisition of
discontinuous verbal dependencies by German 19-month-olds:
Implications for cross-linguistic language processing
K. SZENDROI Acquisition evidence for a unified view of focal ambiguity
and stress
J. TRAN, K. DEEN Aspect marking and modality in child Vietnamese
K. YAMAKOSHI Children's understanding of the universal quantifier
WH+mo in Japanese
N. YUSA, K. FUKUCHI Japanese learners of English are easy to confuse l
and r: Experiencer-raising in second language acquisition
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ALTERNATE PAPERS

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

D. BIRDSONG Comprehensive nativelikeness in late L2A
D. CHAMBLESS Asymmetries in cluster acquisition in word initial
vs. medial position
K. DEEN Object agreement and specificity in Nairobi Swahili
S. EISENBEISS, A. MATSUO External and internal possession: A
comparative study of German and Japanese child language
M. ENDO Developmental issues on the interpretation of focus particles
by Japanese children
M. ESPA�OL-ECHEVARR�A, P. PR�VOST The acquisition
of morphology does not trigger the acquisition of underlying syntactic
properties in SLA: Evidence from the L2 acquisition of number
specification on Spanish quantifiers
E. OH, M.-L. ZUBIZARRETA Do restricted L1 structures emerge in the
interlanguage grammar?
M. SCHMITZ, L. SANTELMANN, B. H�HLE The acquisition of
discontinuous verbal dependencies by German 19-month-olds:
Implications for cross-linguistic language processing
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