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Message 1: Workshop on the Acquisition of Aspect

Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 09:52:13 +0000
From: gagarinazas.gwz-berlin.de> <gagarinazas.gwz-berlin.de>
Subject: Workshop on the Acquisition of Aspect


Workshop on the Acquisition of Aspect 

Date: 09-MAY-03 - 11-MAY-03
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact: Natalia Gagarina, Dagmar Bittner and J�rgen Weissenborn
Contact Email: gagarinazas.gwz-berlin.de, dabittzas.gwz-berlin.de,
weissenbrz.uni-potsdam.de
Meeting URL: http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/

Linguistic Sub-field: Language Acquisition 
Call Deadline: 20-FEB-03

Meeting Description:

Contemporary research on the acquisition of aspect is characterised by
the high variability of theoretical and empirical approaches. The
Workshop aims at clarifying some of the issues which have received
different treatments in the literature so far, like, for example, the
order of the emergence of aspect and tense and their distinction in
the early stages of language acquisition; the role of aspect in the
acquisition of verb grammar in general, and verb categories in
particular. Within these two general issues, the Workshop will provide
a forum for the discussion of more specific questions, like the
emergence of grammatical and lexical structures expressing aspectual
oppositions and the emergence of aspect as a grammatical
category. Issues concerning the relationship between inherent verb
semantics and tense-aspect marking are important for further stages of
aspectual development.

The interaction of semantic and grammatical features in the expression
of aspect is of utmost interest, since the category of aspect stands
at the cross-road of the lexicon and grammar. Related to this issue is
the role of +/- Boundedness, +/- Telicity and of similar
semantic-conceptual features in the development of aspectual
oppositions.

Conference on the Acquisition of Aspect 9.-10. May 2003 (ZAS, Berlin)

Friday, 9.05.03
9.00 - 9.30 	REGISTRATION
9.30 	OPENING
9.45 - 10.45	YASUHIRO SHIRAI (INVITED SPEAKER, CORNELL UNIVERSITY)
The acquisition of tense-aspect morphology and the regular-irregular
debate
10.45 - 11.20 JOSEPHINE CHEN-WILSON (NEWMAN COLLEGE OF HIGHER
EDUCATION, BIRMINGHAM)
An analysis of Mandarin speakers' marking of the progressive aspect in
naturalistic data

Break
11.45 - 12.20 SPYRIDOULA VARLOKOSTA, SOPHIA DELIDAKI (SCHOOL OF
LINGUISTICS AND APPLIED LANGUAGE STUDIES, THE UNIVERSITY OF READING)
Testing the defective tense hypothesis: the acquisition of aspect and
tense in Greek
12.20 - 12.55 URSULA STEPHANY (UNIVERSITY OF COLOGNE), MARIA VOEIKOVA
(RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, SAINT PETERSBURG), AND ANASTASIA
CHRISTOFIDOU (GREEK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, ATHENS)
On the Early Development of Aspect in Greek and Russian Child
Language, a Comparative Analysis

Lunch
15.00 - 15.35	DINA BRUN AND MARIA BABYONYSHEV (YALE UNIVERSITY)
On the Acquisition of Statives in Child Russian
15.35 - 16.10 	MARIA BABYONYSHEV AND DINA BRUN (YALE UNIVERSITY) 
The Role of Aspect in the Acquisition of Passives in Child Russian

Break
16.30 - 17.05 NINA KAZANINA & COLIN PHILLIPS (UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND,
COLLEGE PARK)
Temporal Frames-of-Reference in Development of Aspect
17.05 - 17.40	NATALIA GAGARINA (ZAS, BERLIN)
Language-specific influence on the acquisition of aspect (ZAS Project:
work in progress)

Dinner

Saturday, 10.05.2003
09.30 - 10.30	DAGMAR BITTNER (ZAS, BERLIN)
Aspectual interpretation of early verb forms
10.30 - 11.05	ANNERIEKE BOLAND
Marked uses of aspect-tense morphology and situation type

Break
11.30 - 12.05	SUSANNE RIECKBORN (UNIVERSITY OF HAMBURG) 
The Acquisition of Tense and Aspect in German-French Bilingual
Children
12.05 - 12.40 BETTINA KNIPSCHILD (UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN/UNIVERSITY
OF ESSEX)
The link between V-to-T raising and the progressive aspect reading:
evidence from early German/English bilingual acquisition

Lunch
14.30 - 15.05	LIANE JESCHULL (UNIVERSITY OF LEIPZIG) 
What particle verbs have to do with grammatical aspect in early child
English
15.05 - 15.40 BARBARA SCHMIEDTOVA (MPI FOR PSYCHOLINGUISTICS,
NIJMEGEN)
The expression of temporal simultaneity and the use of aspect in
second language acquisition of Czech

Break
16.00 - 16.35 AYUMI MATSUO (MPI FOR PSYCHOLINGUISTICS, NIJMEGEN)
Effects of Syntactic Complexity and Aspectual Class on Past Tense
Production
16.35 - 17.10 MIREN HODGSON (UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, AMHERST)
The Acquisition of Spanish Perfective Aspect: a study on children's
production and comprehension

WAITING LIST: 
Verbal aspect in Polish: a cognitive linguistics perspective
(''Adept'' adepcik-portalwp.pl) Why ''dying'' is difficult for
Japanese learners of English (Alison Gabriele, Gita Martohardjono and
William McClure Graduate Center, City University of New York)

POSTERS: 
Acquisition of verbal aspect in French and Croatian (Claire Martinot,
University Ren� Descartes, Paris 5, Maja Andel and Sunil Kumar,
University of Zagreb);
Imperfectivity and ''Aktionsart'' in children narratives (Otilia da
Costa e Sousa, Universidade Nova de Lisboa);
Tense and Aspect in Child Russian (Dorota Kiebzak-Mandera, Jagellonian
University, Cracow); 
The aspect and the types of action relation in Lithuanian children
narrative discourse (Greta Lemanaite, Jagellonian University, Cracow)
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