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LINGUIST List 23.2520

Tue May 29 2012

Confs: Applied Ling, Language Acquisition/Portugal

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Date: 29-May-2012
From: Ana Madeira <ana.madeirafcsh.unl.pt>
Subject: Workshop on Crosslinguistic Influence in Non-Native Language Acquisition
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Workshop on Crosslinguistic Influence in Non-Native Language Acquisition
Short Title: WCIL2

Date: 29-Jun-2012 - 30-Jun-2012
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Contact: Ana Madeira
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.fcsh.unl.pt/clunl/pl2/wcil2/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Meeting Description:

The Linguistics Research Centre of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (CLUNL) and the Department of Portuguese of the University of Macau are inviting submissions for a Workshop on Crosslinguistic Influence in Non-Native Language Acquisition, which will be held at Universidade Nova de Lisboa on 29-30 June 2012.

After several decades of research, the question of whether or not the L1 plays a role in the process of acquisition, and, if so, what that role might be, is still a matter of ongoing debate in the field of Second Language Acquisition. Of particular interest are questions such as (1) is L1 influence restricted to the early stages of acquisition or are its effects pervasive, permeating every stage of development? (2) are the same effects found both in naturalistic and in formal learning contexts? (3) is transfer inevitable or are there certain factors which might (dis)favour it? (4) are different components of the grammar affected differently by crosslinguistic influence? Furthermore, these questions are not restricted to the L1 alone, as much recent research has provided ample evidence of L2 to L3 transfer, and also reverse transfer, in the domains of bilingual and multilingual acquisition.

Invited Speakers:

Rafael Salaberry (University of Texas-Austin)
Silvina Montrul (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Worshop Organisers:

Ana Madeira (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Custódio Martins (Universidade de Macau)
Maria Francisca Xavier (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

Friday, 29 June


Syntactic transfer with semantic effects - L1 Germans' interpretation of English wh-Questions
Tom Rankin

L1 influence on the acquisition of the expression of motion in English L2 in advanced foreign learners
Hortènsia Curell

Acquisition of syntactic and semantic constraints on topic constructions
Mariana Silva

Coffee break

Word order acquisition with intransitive verbs in L2 Portuguese
Ana Fernandes

The effect of age, proficiency and task type on lexical transfer: The case of Moroccan EFL learners
Naima Trimasse

The effect of age of acquisition on L1-transfer from Russian to L2-German
Christine Czinglar

Lunch break

The acquisition of the inflected infinitive by speakers of Chinese, Italian and Spanish
Maria Francisca Xavier & Ana Madeira

Crosslinguistic influence in L3 acquisition of Russian
Bernhard Brehmer

Comparing heritage speakers and late L2-learners of European Portuguese: verb movement, VP ellipsis and adverb placement
Ana Lúcia Santos & Cristina Flores

Coffee break

Invited talk: Beyond L1 transfer in L2 acquisition: Where are we now?
Silvina Montrul


Saturday, 30 June

TP-S: an application software for testing and training the perception of L2 sounds
Anabela Rato, Andréia S. Rauber, Denise C. Kluge & Giane R. Santos

Exploring the production and perception of word stress of French-speaking learners of Dutch
Marie-Catherine Michaux

Challenges in the perception and production of English front vowels by native speakers of European Portuguese
Andréia Schurt Rauber, Anabela Rato, Letícia Piske Soares & Liane Regio Lucas

Coffee break

Subcategorization features of verbs in Santomean Portuguese: the case of dislocated PPs
Rita Gonçalves & Tjerk Hagemeijer

Cross-language effects in deaf bilinguals: How does sign language knowledge impact print word recognition?
Jill P. Morford, Pilar Piñar, Corrine Occhino-Kehoe, Erin Wilkinson & Judith F. Kroll

Invited talk: Mapping aspectual meanings throughout L2 development: The effect of core aspectual contrasts in context-rich situations versus prototypical contrasts in context-poor situations
Rafael Salaberry

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