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LINGUIST List 20.2582

Wed Jul 22 2009

Confs: Cognitive Science, Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics/USA

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        1.    Daniel Swingley, Society for Language Development Annual Symposium

Message 1: Society for Language Development Annual Symposium
Date: 21-Jul-2009
From: Daniel Swingley <swingleypsych.upenn.edu>
Subject: Society for Language Development Annual Symposium
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Society for Language Development Annual Symposium
Short Title: SLD symposium


Date: 05-Nov-2009 - 05-Nov-2009
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Contact: Daniel Swingley
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.bcs.rochester.edu/sld/symposium.html

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics

Meeting Description:

Announcing the Society for Language Development's Annual Symposium:
Infant Cognition and Implications for the Acquisition of Language

Thursday November 5, 2009, 1:00 - 5:00pm
Boston University, George Sherman Student Union
Boston, Massachusetts

Invited speakers:

Fei Xu, University of California, Berkeley:

Rational Statistical Inference in Language and Cognitive Development

Gergely Csibra, Central European University, Budapest:

Natural Pedagogy: Infants are Prepared to Learn from Others

Renee Baillargeon, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana:

How 'Daxes' and 'Blickets' Support Infants' Causal Reasoning


Language acquisition depends upon children's conceptions of the world
and of other people. New research on cognition in infancy has
revealed that even before infants utter their first sentence, they are
already aligned with adults in surprising ways, both in how we
construe the world and in how we view each other socially. This
alignment is fundamental to children's ability to learn language.
To discuss these issues, the Society for Language Development has
invited Fei Xu, Gergely Csibra, and Renee Baillargeon to present their
work. The symposium includes their talks, discussion, and an informal
reception. Please join us!

Pre-register, starting in August, at:
http://www.bu.edu/linguistics/APPLIED/BUCLD/prereg.htm

SLD home page:
http://www.bcs.rochester.edu/sld/symposium.html


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