LINGUIST List 24.1836

Fri Apr 26 2013

Calls: Language Acquisition, Syntax, Semantics/USA

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 25-Apr-2013
From: Jeremy Hartman <>
Subject: Workshop on the Acquisition of Quantification
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Full Title: Workshop on the Acquisition of Quantification
Date: 04-Oct-2013 - 05-Oct-2013 Location: Amherst, MA, USA Contact Person: Jeremy Hartman; Magda Oiry; Tom Roeper
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

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

Call Deadline: 01-Jul-2013

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce a Workshop on the Acquisition of Quantification, to be held at UMass Amherst, October 4-5, 2013.

The past two decades have produced detailed and wide-ranging investigations of quantification in child language, including important work on:

- ‘Quantifier-spreading’ phenomena (Roeper and DeVilliers 1993, Philip 1995, Crain et al. 1996, Drozd 2001, Drozd and Van Loosbroek 2006, Geurts 2003, Smits 2009)- Quantifier scope and quantifier raising (Lidz and Musolino 2002, Musolino and Lidz 2005, Syrett and Lidz 2010)
- Distributivity and collectivity in universal quantification (Brooks and Braine 1996, Brooks and Sekerina 2006)
- Scalar implicatures and quantificational issues at the semantic-pragmatics interface (Noveck 2001, Papafragou and Musolino 2003, Huang and Snedeker 2009b)
- The connection between quantification and early numerical cognition (Barner et al. 2009, Sullivan and Barner 2011, Brooks et al. 2011)
- Knowledge of the syntax and semantics of quantification in L2 learners (DelliCarpini 2003, O’Grady 2006, Ionin et al. 2012)

This workshop aims to foster discussion and collaboration among researchers working on the acquisition of quantification, by bringing together work from a variety of languages, experimental paradigms, and theoretical perspectives.

Invited Speakers:

Martin Hackl (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)Julien Musolino (Rutgers University)William Philip (University of Utrecht)

Organizers: Jeremy Hartman, Magda Oiry, Tom Roeper

Call for Papers:

We invite abstracts for 20-minute talks and poster presentations on all aspects of quantification in first and second language acquisition. Abstracts should not exceed 2 pages, including data and references, and should be submitted online via the EasyAbs system (

Deadline for submission: July 1, 2013Notification of acceptance: Before August 15, 2013

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