LINGUIST List 27.2665

Mon Jun 20 2016

Confs: Lang Acq, Psycholing, Syntax/USA

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Date: 19-Jun-2016
From: Lisa Pearl <>
Subject: SynLinks Workshop
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SynLinks Workshop

Date: 17-Sep-2016 - 17-Sep-2016
Location: Storrs, CT, USA
Contact: Jon Sprouse
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

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

Meeting Description:

We invite you to join us for the SynLinks (Links between representation and processing in syntactic acquisition) workshop being held at the University of Connecticut, in Storrs on September 17, 2016. This all-day workshop brings together 6 experts who use a range of techniques to investigate syntactic acquisition and build theories that recognize the links between children’s developing representations and their developing processing abilities, as well as the links between syntactic representations and other representations. Our goal is to draw connections between syntactic theory, acquisition, and processing theory more generally, and to foster broad group discussions that move us forward in building an integrated theory of syntactic acquisition. There will be 6 hour-long sessions of invited talks with short discussions as well as two larger panel discussions: one during a catered lunch, and one during a catered dinner (these working meals are free to all registered attendees).

Invited speakers:
Misha Becker, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Kamil Deen, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Jeff Lidz, University of Maryland, College Park
Akira Omaki, University of Washington
Lisa Pearl, University of California, Irvine
Jesse Snedeker, Harvard University

Discussion panel leaders:
Diane Lillo-Martin, University of Connecticut, Storrs
William Snyder, University of Connecticut, Storrs

More details of the workshop can be found at

The workshop is free, but we do ask you to register by August 17 if you plan to attend. This will allow us to plan for the discussion meals and other refreshments.

We can offer limited crash space to graduate students (thanks to the graduate students in the UConn Department of Linguistics). There is also a hotel on campus that has offered a special rate of $144 per night for attendees. The hotel cannot hold any rooms (we are too small), so please book asap. Details are available on the workshop website.

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