LINGUIST List 21.3344

Thu Aug 19 2010

Confs: Japanese, English, Lang Acquisition, Syntax, Morphology/Canada

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        1.    Mihaela Pirvulescu, Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition in North America

Message 1: Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition in North America
Date: 18-Aug-2010
From: Mihaela Pirvulescu <>
Subject: Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition in North America
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Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition in North America Short Title: GALANA

Date: 01-Sep-2010 - 03-Sep-2010 Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Contact: Mihaela Pirvulescu Contact Email: Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Morphology; Syntax

Subject Language(s): English (eng) Japanese (jpn)

Meeting Description:

GALANA 4, Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition North America University of Toronto, Canada, September 1-3

Plenary Speakers:

John Archibald (University of Calgary) Jeffrey Lidz (University of Maryland) Johanne Paradis (University of Alberta)

GALANA 4 Insights From Cross-Population Comparison

Wednesday, September 1

9:00-9:20 Opening remarks

Session 1: Focus Structures

9:20 Nobuaki Akagi, Macquarie University, Takuya Goro, Ibaraki University Rosalind Thornton, Macquarie University, 'Children's Interpretations of Disjunction in Japanese Questions'

9:50 Kamil Ud Deen, University of Hawaii at Manoa Napasri Timyam, Kasetsart University, 'Reversible Quantifiers in Adult and Child Thai'

10:20 Anja Müller, Vanessa Rupp, Petra Schulz, Goethe-University Frankfurt Barbara Höhle, Potsdam University, 'How the Understanding of Focus Particles Develops: Evidence from Child German'

10:50 Coffee Break

Session 2: Definitness as a Learning Space

11:10 Nao Nakano, Hye-Sun Park & Cristina Schmitt, Michigan State University, 'Japanese and Korean Plurality: A Difficult Acquisition Task'

11:40 Tania Ionin, Soondo Baek, Eunah Kim, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Heejeong Ko, Seoul National University, Ken Wexler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 'That's the Meaning: Interpretation of Definite and Demonstrative Descriptions in L2-English'

12:10 Lydia White, Alyona Belikova, McGill University, Paul Hagstrom, Boston University, Tanja Kupisch, University of Hamburg, Öner Özçelik, McGill University, 'There Aren't Many Difficulties with Definiteness: Negative Existentials in the L2 English of Russian and Turkish Speakers'

12:40 Lunch Break

2:00 Plenary: Jeffrey Lidz, University of Maryland, 'Inside the LAD: Learning in Generative Grammar'

3:00 Coffee Break

Session 3: Number and Scope

3:10 Zhijun Wen, Mari Miyao, Aya Takeda, Wei Chu & Bonnie D. Schwartz, University of Hawaii, 'Does Linear Distance Explain L2 (in)sensitivity to Agreement Violations in Online Processing?'

3:40 Kristen Syrett & Julien Musolino, Rutgers University, 'When the Whole is not Greater than the Sum of Its Parts: Collectivity, Distributivity, and Number'

4:10 Lyn Tieu, University of Connecticut, 'On the Tri-ambiguous Status of Any: The View from Child Language'

4:40 Wine-and-cheese Poster Session*

Thursday, September 2

9:00 Plenary: Johanne Paradis, University of Alberta, 'The Interface between Bilingual Development and Specific Language Impairment

10:00 Poster Session Coffee Break

Session 4: Syntax in Heritage Speaker Populations

11:30 Tanja Kupisch, Dagmar Barton & Giulia Bianchi,University of Hamburg, 'Genericity and Cross-linguistic Influence in Adult German-French and German-Italian'

12:00 Teresa Lee, University of Virginia, 'Korean Heritage Speakers' Grammatical Competence: The Acquisition of Unaccusativity'

12:30 Lunch Break

Session 5: Pronouns at the Interface

2:00 Miwa Isobe, Tokyo University of the Arts, 'Children Speaking Japanese can Interpret Adjunct Null Subjects While Identifying Correct Antecedents'

2:30 Geraldine Legendre, Johns Hopkins University, Isabelle Barrière, Brooklyn College, CUNY, Louise Goyet Université Paris Descartes, Thierry Nazzi, CNRS/LPP, Paris, 'On the Acquisition of Implicated Presuppositions: Evidence from French Personal Pronouns'

3:00 Elaine Grolla, University of Sao Paulo, 'The Acquisition of Contrastive and Non-contrastive Anaphoric Forms in Brazilian Portuguese'

3:30 Bernadette Plunkett, University of York, 'The Development of French wh-Clefts and Extraction Type'

4:00 Coffee Break

Session 6: Prosody in a Second Language

4:20 Heather Goad, McGill University, Lydia White, McGill University, Joyce Bruhn de Garavito, The University of Western Ontario, 'The L2 Acquisition of Spanish Plurals by French Speakers: Constraints on Syllable Structure or on Higher Prosodic Structure?'

4:50 ?ner ?zçelik, McGill University, 'L2 Acquisition of Higher-level Prosodic Structures and the Role of UG'

6:00 Reception Charbonnel Lounge

Friday, September 3

Session 7: Gender and Agreement

9:00 Sharon Unsworth, Utrecht University, Froso Argyri, University of Edinburgh, Leonie Cornips, Meertens Institute, Aafke Hulk, University of Amsterdam, Antonella Sorace, University of Edinburgh, Ianthi Tsimpli, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 'On the Role of Age of Onset and Input Quantity in Early Child Bilingualism in Greek and Dutch'

9:30 Susanne Brouwer, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Sharon Unsworth, Utrecht University, Pim Mak, Utrecht University, 'Processing Grammatical Gender in Dutch: Evidence from Eye-tracking'

10:00 Theres Grüter, Stanford University, Casey Lew-Williams, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Anne Fernald, Stanford University, 'Grammatical Gender in L2: Bringing Psycholinguistic Evidence to Bear on Generative Accounts'

10:30 Coffee Break

Session 8:Wh-questions across Populations

10:50 Philippe Prévost, Université François Rabelais, Nelleke Strik, University of Toronto, Laurie Tuller, Université François Rabelais, 'How Derivational Complexity Interacts with L1 Properties, Length of Exposure, Age of Exposure, and Input in Child L2 Acquisition of French Wh-questions'

11:20 Petra Schulz, Magdalena Wojtecka, Alisa Blume & Rebecca Schuler, Goethe-University Frankfurt, 'Comprehension of Exhaustive Wh-questions in SLI Children - Evidence for a Semantic Deficit or Delay?'

11:50 Sunny Park, Purdue University, 'Why They do That? Lack of T-to-C Movement by Korean-English Bilingual Children'

12:20 Ting Xu & William Snyder, University of Connecticut, 'Children's 2Aux Negative Questions: Elicited Production versus Spontaneous Speech'

1:00 Lunch Business meeting

Session 9: Input and Frequency in Grammar Development

2:30 Carolina Holtheuer, Universidad de Chile, Karen Miller, Pennsylvania State University, Cristina Schmitt, Michigan State University, 'Ser and Estar: the Role of Adjective Type and Animacy in Acquisition'

3:00 Helen Hefter & Walcir Cardoso, Concordia University, 'The L1 Acquisition of sC Onset Clusters: Comparing the Effects of Markedness and Input Frequency'

3:30 Yvan Rose & Julie Brittain, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 'Grammar Matters: Evidence from the Metrical and Inflectional Development in Northern East Cree'

4:00 Elizabeth C. Goodin-Mayeda, University of Houston Jeffrey Renaud, University of Iowa, Jason Rothman, University of Florida, 'Optimality Theoretic L2 Reranking and the Constraint Fluctuation Hypothesis'

4:45 Plenary: John Archibald, University of Victoria, 'The Interface of L2 Phonetics and Phonology'


Nikolay Slavkov, University of Ottawa, 'Derivational Complexity Effects in L2 Acquisition'

Anamaria Bentea, Université de Genève, 'Subject vs Object Relatives: What Can French and Romanian Children Tell Us About Their Acquisition?'

Will Dalton, McGill University, 'Allophony in the L2: Acquiring High Vowel Allophones in Quebec French'

Tetsuya Sano, Meiji Gakuin University, 'More Observations on the Scope Interactions in L1 Acquisition of Japanese'

Egor Tsedryk, Saint Mary's University, 'Local Cues in Locative Constructions: Learning Curve With and Without Case Morphology'

Poster Session 1, Wednesday September 1st, 4:40

Masaaki Kamiya, Hamilton College & Akemi Matsuya, Takachiho University in Tokyo, 'Japanese Children's Interpretations of Pragmatically Derived Meanings of Numerals and Acquisition Processes'

Peng Zhou, Macquarie University, Stephen Crain , Macquarie University, Liqun Gao, Beijing Language and Culture University & Likan Zhan, Beijing Language and Culture University, 'The Role of Prosody in Children's Focus Identification'

Petra Hendriks & Ruth Koops van 't Jagt, University of Groningen, 'Can You Be More Specific? Acquiring Specificity in Comprehension and Production'

Ana Lúcia Santos, Universidade de Lisboa, Inês Duarte, Universidade de Lisboa, Acrisio Pires, University of Michigan, Jason Rothman, University of Florida, 'Some Remarks on the Acquisition of Inflected Infinitives'

Anna Gavarró, Arnau Cunill, Míriam Muntané, Marc Reguant, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 'Catalan Child Relative Contrasts as a Processing Effect'

Silvia Perpiñán, The University of Western Ontario, 'On Wh-movement, Resumption, and Islands in L2 Spanish'

Annie Gagliardi & Jeffrey Lidz, University of Maryland, 'The Nnecessity of Class Internal Regularities in the Acquisition of Tsez Noun Classes'

Yu-da Lai, MingDao University, Chien-jer Lin, Indiana University, Chun-yin Chen, National Taiwan Normal University, 'The Timing of Sensitivity to Structural and Non-Structural Information in Nonnative Reading'

Yasaman Rafat, Bethany MacLeod, University of Toronto, 'The Effect of Orthography on the Formation of Underlying Representations in L2 Spanish'

Jacqueline van Kampen & Rianne Schippers, Utrecht University, 'Prepositions and Particles in the Acquisition of Dutch'

Egor Tsedryk, Saint Mary's University, 'Local Cues in Locative Constructions: Learning Curve With and Without Case Morphology'

Irina Marinescu, University of Toronto, 'Duration Cues and Perceptual Strategies of Cue Weighting in L2'

Jill de Villiers, Ann Nordmeyer, Megan Kravitz, Smith College, 'Maintaining a Point of View across Multiple Pronoun Switches'

Kyoko Yamakoshi, Senshu University/Harvard University, 'The Acquisition of Some/Every Interaction with Negation in Japanese'

Anahi Alba de la Fuente, University of Ottawa, 'Spanish Clitic Cluster Constraints: Syntax and Learnability'

Anamaria Bentea, Université de Genève, 'Subject vs Object Relatives: What Can French and Romanian Children Tell Us about Their Acquisition?'

Jinsun Choe, University of Hawaii, 'Acquisition of Korean Causatives: Linking with Directness of Causation'

Karen Froud, University of Columbia New York, Kenneth Wexler, Vina Tsakali, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 'Late Maturation of Raising in English: Evidence from Yypically Developing Children'

Koichi Otaki, University of Connecticut, 'Noun Raising in Child English'

Koji Sugisaki, Mie University, 'Configurational Structure in Child Japanese: New Evidence'

Larissa Nossalik, McGill University, 'L2 Acquisition of Coercion'

Tania Leal-Mendez, The University of Iowa, 'Feature Interpretability in L2 Acquisition: Evidence from Resumptive Pronoun Use in L2 English'

Naoko Sawada, Nanzan University & Keiko Murasugi, Nanzan University & University of Connecticut, 'A Cross-Linguistic Approach to the 'Erroneous' Genitive Subjects: Underspecification of Tense in Child Grammar Revisited '

Poster Session 2, Thursday September 2, 10:00

Silvina Montrul, James Yoon, Eunah Kim, 'The On-line Processing of Binding Principles A and B in L2 Acquisition: Evidence from Eye Tracking'

Inmaculada Gomez-Soler, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The L1 Acquisition of Gustar: Evidence against Maturation

Ruggero Montalto, Angeliek van Hout & Petra Hendriks, University of Groningen, 'Developmental Differences in the Ordering of Italian Near-synonymous Quantifiers'

Noriko Yoshimura, University of Shizuoka, Mineharu Nakayama, The Ohio State University, 'Dissociating Overt Wh-movement from LF Interpretation in L2 Acquisition'

Misha Becker & Estigarribia, Bruno, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 'Drawing Inferences about Novel Raising and Control Verbs'

Natalie Boll-Avetisyan, René Kager, Elise de Bree, Annemarie Kerkhoff, Sandra den Boer, Utrecht University, 'Identity Avoidance in Speech Segmentation: a Universal or a Matter of Speech Input? Evidence from Artificial Language Learning Experiments with Infants'

Nikolay Slavkov, University of Ottawa, 'Derivational Complexity Effects in L2 Acquisition'

Raquel Santos, Cristiane Silva, University of São Paulo, 'Allophony and the Acquisition of Voice Assimilation in Brazilian Portuguese'

Shannon Barrios, William Idsardi, Nan Jiang, University of Maryland, 'When Representation and Processing Diverge: Spanish-dominant Bilinguals' Asymmetrical Sensitivity'

Tetsuya Sano, Meiji Gakuin University, 'More Observations on the Scope Interactions in L1 Acquisition of Japanese'

Tilbe Goksun, Temple University, Tom Roeper, University of Massachusetts, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Temple University, Roberta Golinkoff, University of Delaware, 'Nounphrase Ellispsis within Verbphrase Ellipsis: Hidden Pro Licenses Context Reference'

Hakima Guella, Institute for Cognitive Sciences, Petra Sleeman, University of Amsterdam, Viviane Déprez, Rutgers University, 'Specificity Effects in L2 Determiner Acquisition: UG or Pragmatic Egocentrism?'

Bart Hollebrandse, Fabrizio Arosio, Wolfgang Dressler, Austrian Academy of Sciences, 'Acquiring Tense: a Crosslinguistic Comparison in 17 Languages'

Will Dalton, McGill University, 'Allophony in the L2: Acquiring High Vowel Allophones in Quebec French'

Tom Roeper, University of Massachusetts, 'Interfaces and the Acquisition Path for Recursion'

Roberta Tedeschi, UiL OTS, Utrecht University Phonological Sspects of Clitic Omission in Early Italian'

Alma Veenstra, Sanne, Berends, Angeliek van Hout, University of Groningen, 'All Pronouns are Not Acquired Equally in Dutch: Elicitation of Object and Quantitative Pronouns'

Alyona Belikova, McGill University, 'Evidence Against Indirect Negative Evidence'

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