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LINGUIST List 23.405

Tue Jan 24 2012

Confs: Cognitive Science, Neuroling, Psycholing/Canada

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        1.     Jeff Mielke , Sources of Individual Linguistic Differences


Message 1: Sources of Individual Linguistic Differences
Date: 22-Jan-2012
From: Jeff Mielke <jmielkeuottawa.ca>
Subject: Sources of Individual Linguistic Differences
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Sources of Individual Linguistic Differences

Date: 02-Mar-2012 - 04-Mar-2012
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Contact: Jeff Mielke
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://aix1.uottawa.ca/~linglabs/indiv/

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics

Meeting Description:

This conference will explore all sources of individual differences in linguistic competence and performance, paying special attention to the role of traits associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders, of which classic Autism and Asperger's Syndrome are the clearest subgroups, and how the study of autistic and autistic-like traits can inform and be informed by the scientific study of language. Variability that is related to the Autism Spectrum is of special interest to this conference, but we also appeal for studies of interspeaker variability in other domains.

The goal of this conference is to bring together researchers working on the linguistic consequences of individual variation, or the sources of variation, to present their current ideas and to provide a breeding ground for cross-framework and cross-disciplinary dialogues, and to ensure that each group of researchers is exposed to the state-of-the-art in adjacent fields. We hope the conference will facilitate collaboration among linguists, speech scientists, and cognitive scientists, to seek out better explanations for the nature of linguistic deficits and enhancements in different types of people, as well as to explore how better understanding of individual variation might advance linguistic theory via the investigation of variation in the fundamental (cognitive, physiological, social, etc.) underpinnings of language.

Description de la Réunion:

Cette conférence vise à explorer les sources des différences individuelles de compétence et de performance linguistique, en accordant une attention particulière au rôle des traits associés aux troubles du spectre autistique dont les sous-groupes les plus clairs sont l'autisme classique et le syndrome d'Asperger. Elle s'intéresse aussi à la façon dont l'étude des traits autistiques et de type autistique peut influencer l'étude scientifique de la langue et en profiter à son tour. La variabilité liée au spectre autistique est le centre d'intérêt principal de cette réunion, mais nous invitions aussi les chercheurs intéressés à la variabilité interpersonnelle dans d'autres domaines à soumettre leurs travaux.

L'objectif de cette conférence est d'abord de rassembler des chercheurs qui travaillent sur les conséquences linguistiques de la variation individuelle ou sur ses causes pour leur permettre de présenter leurs idées actuelles, mais aussi de fournir un terrain fertile pour le dialogue interdisciplinaire pour permettre à chaque groupe de chercheurs de découvrir les derniers développements dans les disciplines connexes. Nous espérons que la réunion facilite la collaboration entre linguistes, chercheurs en science de la parole et chercheurs en sciences cognitives, leur permette d'en arriver à de meilleures explications pour la nature des déficits et des avantages linguistiques associées aux différents types de personnalités et facilite l'exploration de la relation entre une meilleure compréhension de la variation individuelle et la théorie linguistique grâce à l'étude de la variation linguistique dans ses fondements essentiels (cognitifs, physiologiques, sociaux..).

Invited Speakers:

Charles Boberg, McGill University
Janis Cardy, University of Western Ontario
John Connolly, McMaster University
Suzanne Curtin, University of Calgary
Joshua Diehl, University of Notre Dame
Krista Hyde, McGill University
Benjamin Munson, University of Minnesota
Aparna Nadig, McGill University
Janet Pierrehumbert, Northwestern University
Peter Szatmari, McMaster University
Michael Ullman, Georgetown University
Alan Yu, University of Chicago

Organizing Committee:

Jeff Mielke, University of Ottawa
Suzanne Curtin, University of Calgary
Alan Yu, University of Chicago


http://http://aix1.uottawa.ca/~linglabs/indiv/program_en.html

Friday March 2, 2012 (morning in ARTS 509, afternoon in SIMARD 428)

8:30-9:15
Registration and Welcome (ARTS 509)

9:15-10:05
Determining linguistic competence in the non-verbal autistic child
John Connolly
McMaster University

10:05-10:30
Individual differences in judgments of prosodic disorder
Vsevolod Kapatsinski, Melissa Redford, and Jolynn Cornell-Fabiano
University of Oregon

10:30-10:55
Break

10:55-11:45
Early preferences for speech and faces as predictors of language development in infants at risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Suzanne Curtin and Athena Vouloumanos
University of Calgary

11:45-12:35
Is prosody a bellwether behavior of the autism spectrum? (by videoconference)
Joshua Diehl
University of Notre Dame

12:35-14:30
Lunch

14:30-15:20
Auditory cortical underpinnings of language impairments in autism spectrum disorder
Janis Cardy
University of Western Ontario

15:20-15:45
Differential Processing of Word Stress as a Predictor of Word Production at 12-months in Infant Siblings of Children with Autism
Jennifer Ference and Suzanne Curtin
University of Calgary

15:45-16:10
The domain-generality of working memory resources for language
Edward Gibson and Evelina Fedorenko
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

16:10-16:30
Break

16:30-16:55
Language Generalization in Children with Autism
Matt A Johnson
Princeton University

16:55-17:45
Individual and group differences in declarative and procedural memory: The impact on normal and disordered language acquisition and processing
Michael Ullman
Georgetown University

Saturday March 3, 2012 (SIMARD 425)

9:00-9:50
Individual differences in auditory processing in autism spectrum disorder: insights from behavior, the brain and genetics
Krista Hyde
McGill University

9:50-10:15
Autism Spectrum Conditions, dyslexia and lexical effects on speech perception
Mitsuhiko Ota, Andrea I. Clark, and Mary E. Stewart
University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University

10:15-10:35
Break

10:35-11:25
Effects of autistic traits on speech processing from a cross-linguistic perspective
Alan Yu
University of Chicago

11:25-11:50
Effects of gender, vocal attraction, and emotional reactivity on unconscious phonetic imitation
Alexis Black
University of British Columbia

11:50-12:15
Imitation of individual voices varying in attractiveness and stereotypicality
Molly Babel, Grant McGuire, and Alice Nicholls
University of British Columbia and University of California at Santa Cruz

12:15-14:00
Lunch

14:00-14:50
Individual Differences in the Perception of Children's Speech
Benjamin Munson
University of Minnesota

14:50-15:15
Individual articulatory differences in Canadian French vowels
Jeff Mielke
University of Ottawa

15:15-16:05
Commentary
Janet Pierrehumbert
Northwestern University

16:15-18:00
Poster Session

Individual phonetic differences as triggers of sound change: the case of Senćoŧen /qi/ and /iq/ sequences
Sonya Bird and Bryan Gick
University of Victoria and University of British Columbia

The role of listeners' 'autistic' traits in the interpretation of prosody and contrastive focus
Jason Bishop
University of California at Los Angeles

Individual differences in the development of L2 phonological processing: The contribution of cognitive abilities and executive functions
Isabelle Darcy, Hanyong Park, Chung-Lin Yang, and Andrew Gleiser
Indiana University and University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee

The skewed input advantage: Sensitivity to learning mode
Matt A Johnson
Princeton University

Accounting for adult variability through acquisition: an ultrasound study of North American English child /r/
Lyra Magloughlin
University of Ottawa

Investigating AQ score as a factor in phonetic imitation
Jeff Mielke, Lyra Magloughlin, and Kuniko Nielsen
University of Ottawa and Oakland University

Sociolinguistic strategies and perceptions of speakers with Autism
Mary Shapiro
Truman State University

Effects of Linguistic Experience and Hearing Loss on Speech Perception: Individual Differences under High-Variability Listening Conditions
Terrin N. Tamati, Jaimie L. Gilbert, Sushma Tatineni, and David B. Pisoni
Indiana University

Interference 'licensing' of NPIs: Pragmatic reasoning and individual differences
Ming Xiang, Julian Grove, and Anastasia Giannakidou
University of Chicago

19:00-21:00
Dinner

Sunday March 4, 2012 (SIMARD 425)

9:00-9:50
Individual differences in language processing within the Autism Spectrum
Aparna Nadig
McGill University

9:50-10:15
Pragmatic Communication and Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders - A Descriptive Pilot Study
Mackenzie Salt
McMaster University

10:15-10:40
Analysis of pragmatic behaviour in monolingual and bilingual adolescents with HFA and AS
Marina Marukhnyak
University of Toronto

10:40-11:00
Break

11:00-11:25
The interpretation of nonliteral language: cognitive factors on individual variation
Mai Kuha and Elizabeth M. Riddle
Ball State University

11:25-11:50
Shifting and separating: Directions in individual lifespan linguistic change
Suzanne Evans Wagner and Madeline Shellgren
Michigan State University

11:50-12:40
Commentary
Charles Boberg
McGill University

12:40-14:00
Lunch and General Discussion



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