LINGUIST List 27.1890

Mon Apr 25 2016

Confs: Cog Sci, Lang Acqu, Neuroling, Psycholing/Germany

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 23-Apr-2016
From: Duygu Ozge <>
Subject: 2nd International Workshop on Children’s Acquisition & Processing of Head-Final Languages
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2nd International Workshop on Children’s Acquisition & Processing of Head-Final Languages
Short Title: CAPHL 2016

Date: 21-May-2016 - 21-May-2016
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact: Duygu Ozge
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

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

Subject Language(s): Dutch; German; Hindi; Japanese; Korean; Turkish

Meeting Description:

Second International Workshop on Children’s Acquisition and Processing of Head-Final Languages (CAPHL 2016)
21 May 2016
Humboldt University, Berlin

Led by: Dr. Duygu Ozge, Marie Curie Fellow, Harvard University & Middle East Technical University & Prof. Pia Knoeferle, Humboldt University

Venue: Humboldt-University Berlin, Dorotheenstr. 24, Dekanatsraum, (3.246)

Almost half of the world's languages have SOV order. These languages generally locate the verbs at the end of their clauses, and they tend to be rich in morphosyntax and flexible in word ordering.

There is emerging data exploring how young children process head-final languages, which present unique challenges for theories of language acquisition, language processing, and for theories about the neural organization of linguistic features.

1st CAPHL was held at Harvard University (, which initiated communication among psycholinguists working on child language processing in head-final languages.

With this second workshop, we aim to foster further discussion and fruitful exchange of ideas among researchers who study child processing of head-final languages and structures. We also hope that this workshop leads to future collaborative projects and a special issue on Language Processing in Head-Final Child Language.

- FP7-MarieCurie-IOF-2011-301637-DEV LANG COMPRHN (to D. Ozge)
- SPP 1727 xPrag (DFG), Project FoTeRo (to P. Knoeferle)


Dear all,

The program for the 2nd International Workshop on Children's Acquisition and
Processing of Head-Final Languages (CAPHL 2016) is ready now.

Date: 21 May, 2016
Venue: Humboldt University, Berlin Dorotheenstr. 24, Dekanatsraum, (3.246)

For more details, please see the schedule below and check the webpage:

Registration is free. For planning purposes, please send an e-mail to if you plan to attend.

Hoping to see you in Berlin,
Duygu Ozge & Pia Knoeferle


Registration & Welcome

Gabriella Hermon and Jaklin Kornfilt
First-language acquisition of relative clauses and adverbial clauses in a head-final language and its cross-linguistic implications

Mine Nakipoğlu, Begüm Avar and Melike Hendek
Child Turkish and the development of case

11:00-11:30 Coffee

Duygu Ozge, Jaklin Kornfilt, Katja Münster, Pia Knoeferle, Aylin Kuntay,and Jesse Snedeker
Predictive Use of Case Markers in German Children

Sarah Schimke and Valentina Cristante
How do German and Turkish-German children process non-canonical German sentences?

12:30-14:30 Lunch

Yuki Hirose and Reiko Mazuka
Predicting compound head in preschoolers, first graders and adults

Simge Topaloğlu & Mine Nakipoğlu
How Turkish-speaking children interpret sadece 'only' in different syntactic contexts: the role of prosody and pragmatics

15:30-16:00 Coffee and informal discussion

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