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LINGUIST List 16.2967

Thu Oct 13 2005

Confs: General Ling/State College, Pennsylvania, USA

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        1.    Almeida Jacqueline Toribio, Workshop on Linguistic Convergence

Message 1: Workshop on Linguistic Convergence
Date: 10-Oct-2005
From: Almeida Jacqueline Toribio <ajt5psu.edu>
Subject: Workshop on Linguistic Convergence

Workshop on Linguistic Convergence

Date: 10-Nov-2005 - 10-Nov-2005
Location: State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Contact: Barbara Bullock
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.outreach.psu.edu/C&I/Linguistics/

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Linguistic Theories; Morphology; Neurolinguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax

Subject Language(s): Portuguese; Spanish

Meeting Description:

Workshop on Linguistic Convergence in Bilingualism and Language Contact
November 10, 2005, The Pennsylvania State University
Plenary Speakers: James Emil Flege and Antonella Sorace

The Workshop on Linguistic Convergence

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Opening remarks: Barbara E. Bullock, Penn State University

Morphological Convergence

''Spanish and Nahuatl Convergence: the case of pre- and post-positions''
Alma Ramírez, University of Western Ontario

''Child L2≠child L1: Cross-linguistic influence in child second language acquisition of Spanish in contact with Cuzco Quechua''
Marilyn S. Feke, Rowan University

''Gender and number agreement in the speech of Spanish-English bilingual children''
Silvina Montrul, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Kim Potowski, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle


Plenary: ''Why are interfaces unstable in language development?''
Antonella Sorace, University of Edinburgh (Introduction: Almeida Jacqueline Toribio, Penn State University)

Syntactic Convergence

''Converging on word order in Nahuatl and Spanish''
Joyce Bruhn de Garavito, University of Western Ontario; Roberto Herrera Herrera, Universidad de las Américas, Puebla; Amanda Holzrichter, Universidad de las Américas, Puebla

''Negation and interrogation in Spanish-English bilingual children''
Jennifer Austin, Rutgers University, Newark; María Blume, University of Texas, El Paso; Liliana Sánchez, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

''When systems of subject expression clash: Comparing the fate of pro-drop in immigrant varieties of Spanish and Turkish''
Ad Backus & Seza Dogruöz, Tilberg University


This workshop will be held at the Pennsylvania State University on November 10, alongside the Workshop on Language Processing (November 10) and the joint meeting of the Hispanic Linguistics Symposium and the Conference on the Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese as First and Second Languages. These meetings will feature plenary addresses by Manuel Carreiras, Jose Ignacio Hualde, James Emil Flege, Antonella Sorace, Juan Uriagereka, and an outreach lecture by Almeida Jacqeline Toribio.

The full conference program along with links to abstracts and additional information are available at:

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