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LINGUIST List 23.2298

Mon May 14 2012

Confs: Language Acquisition/Cyprus

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Date: 12-May-2012
From: Kleanthes Grohmann <kleanthiucy.ac.cy>
Subject: CYCLIA Workshop on the Acquisition of Clitics
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CYCLIA Workshop on the Acquisition of Clitics
Short Title: CyWAC

Date: 25-May-2012 - 26-May-2012
Location: Nicosia, Cyprus
Contact: Kleanthes Grohmann
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.research.biolinguistics.eu/CYCLIA/events.html

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Meeting Description:

Clitic constructions have received a lot of attention over the past twenty years in research on language acquisition and development. Both the comprehension and production of clitics have been studied in a variety of languages, for children and adults alike, and in different acquisition contexts (L1, L2, bi-/multilingual, impaired).

The research project L1 Acquisition of Cypriot Greek Pronominal Clitics (ΠΕΝΕΚ 0609/42), funded by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, is organizing the international CYCLIA Workshop on the Acquisition of Clitics at the University of Cyprus aiming to bring together researchers working on clitic acquisition. The discussion will revolve around new findings on the acquisition and development of pronominal clitics in different languages regarding clitic production and/or comprehension as well as current theoretical approaches to cliticization in the light of developmental data.

There will also be a special session on the acquisition and development of pronominal clitic placement in mixed clitic languages, with emphasis on enclitic languages where proclisis is triggered by certain grammatical properties. These include European Portuguese and Cypriot Greek, from both language-internal (properties of EP or CG) and comparative perspectives (within the Romance language family and compared to Standard Modern Greek, respectively), but submissions are encouraged to go beyond these two varieties.

We are pleased to announce that our four invited speakers have confirmed their participation:

João Costa (FCSH - Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Maria Lobo (FCSH - Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Teresa Parodi (University of Cambridge)
Ianthi Maria Tsimpli (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

CYCL1A Project L1 Acquisition of Cypriot Greek Pronominal Clitics
University of Cambridge, University of Cyprus, and the Cyprus Acquisition Team funded by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation (PENEK 0609/42), 2010-12

Workshop on the Acquisition of Clitics

Royiatiko Hotel, Old Town, Nicosia
25-26 May 2012

Friday, 25 May 2012

09:30 - 10:00
Registration and Opening

10:00 - 11:00
Plenary Speaker: Teresa Parodi (University of Cambridge)
Clitic Placement in L2 Serbo-Croatian as a Feature Learning Challenge

11:00 - 11:30
Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:00
Katerina Palasis (UMR 7320 CNRS & Université de Nice)
Clitics in Early L1 French: Their Morpho-Syntactic Status and the Oral vs. Standard French Dichotomy

12:00 - 12:30
Enkeleida Kapia (University of Hamburg & Center for Albanian Studies)
Acquisition of Dative and Accusative Clitic Doubling in Albanian: A Syntactic-Pragmatic Approach

12:30 - 13:00
Marta Maria Tryzna (Gulf University for Science and Technology)
L1 Acquisition of Object Clitics in Child Polish: Evidence for Three Developmental Stages

13:00 - 14:30
Lunch Break

Special Session: Mixed Clitic Placement

14:30 - 15:30
Plenary Speakers: Maria Lobo & João Costa (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Acquisition of Clitic Placement in European Portuguese

15:30 - 16:00
Theoni Neokleous (University of Cambridge)
L1 Acquisition of Clitic Placement in Cypriot Greek

16:00 - 16:30
Eleni Theodorou & Kleanthes K. Grohmann (University of Cyprus)
Object Clitics in Cypriot Greek Children with SLI

16:30 - 17:00
Coffee Break

17:00 - 17:30
Sviatlana Karpava & Kleanthes K. Grohmann (University of Cyprus)
Bilingual Acquisition of Object Clitic Placement in Cypriot Greek: A Comparative Study from Russian-
Cypriot Greek Speakers

17:30 - 18:00
Elena Papadopoulou-1,3, Evelina Leivada-2,3, and Natalia Pavlou-3 (1-University of Essex, 2-Universitat
de Barcelona, 3-Cyprus Acquisition Team)
Clitic Placement in Cypriot Greek: A Matter of Lexical and Syntactic Stimulation?

18:00 - 18:30
Kleanthes K. Grohmann (University of Cyprus)
CAT Research on Object Clitic Placement: Where We Are Now

Saturday, 26 May 2012

10:00 - 11:00
Plenary Speakers: João Costa & Maria Lobo (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Acquisition of Clitics: A Non-Uniform Process

11:00 - 11:30
Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:00
Larisa Avram-1, Martine Coene-2, and Anca Sevcenco-1 (1-University of Bucharest, 2-Free University Amsterdam)
Theoretical Implications of Children's Early Production of Object Clitics

12:00 - 12:30
Valentina Brunetto (University of Leeds)
The Pronoun Interpretation Problem in Romance Complex Predicates

12:30 - 13:00
Arhonto Terzi-1, Theodoros Marinis-2, Konstantinos Francis-3, and Angeliki Kotsopoulou-1 (1-
Technological Educational Institute of Patras, 2-University of Reading, 3-University of Athens)
Do Autistic Children's Problems with Binding of Clitics Reflect Problems with Case?

13:00 - 14:30
Lunch Break

14:30 - 15:00
Megan Devlin, Raffaella Folli, Alison Henry, and Christina Sevdali (University of Ulster)
Clitic Right Dislocation in the Absence of Clitics: A Case Study in Trilingual Acquisition

15:00 - 16:00 Plenary Speaker:
Ianthi Maria Tsimpli (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Clitic Drop, Null Objects and Markedness

16:00 - 16:30
Coffee Break

16:30 - 17:30
Speakers and Participants: Roundtable Discussion

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