LINGUIST List 32.2838

Sun Sep 05 2021

Confs: Cog Sci, Gen Ling, Lang Acquisition, Psycholing, Typology/Switzerland (Online)

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Date: 01-Sep-2021
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Subject: Crosslinguistic Perspectives on Processing and Learning 2021
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Crosslinguistic Perspectives on Processing and Learning 2021
Short Title: X-PPL

Date: 16-Sep-2021 - 17-Sep-2021
Location: Online, Switzerland
Contact: Jekaterina Mazara
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Typology

Subject Language(s): English

Meeting Description:

X-PPL brings together the growing community of researchers working to expand the diversity of languages in the scope of experimental or corpus research on adults or acquisition. This research is driven by the recognition that typological diversity represents different opportunities to see processing and learning mechanisms at work. The bulk of processing and acquisition research represents only a small fraction of linguistic diversity, and this risks skewing both our theories and research questions.

X-PPL 2021 is hosted by the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language Evolution and the Department of Comparative Language Science at the University of Zurich, September 16 – 17, 2021.

Registration is free (closes on September 15):



Day 1: September, 16

Times CET Talks

9.00-9.30 Welcome

Evan Kidd and Rowena Garcia.
How diverse is child language research?

Rowena Garcia, Gabriela Garrido Rodriguez and Evan Kidd.
Learning to parse a symmetrical voice language: Evidence from Tagalog

10.30-11.00 Olivier Rüst, Marco Baroni and Sabine Stoll.
The Acquisition of Case Systems in Typologically Diverse Languages: Children Gradually Generalize Abstract Grammatical Rules

11.00-11.30 Coffee break

Piermatteo Morucci, Clara Martin and Nicola Molinaro.
Language experience affects predictive processing of rhythmic sound sequences

Noèlia Sanahuja and Kepa Erdocia.
The facilitatory role of L1 syntax in the initial learning of L2 syntax

12.30-13.00 Kalliopi Katsika, Maria Lialiou and Shanley Allen.
Real-time processing of relative clauses in heritage speakers of Greek in Germany

13.00-14.00 Lunch break

14.00-15.30 Plenary: Prof. Elena Lieven

Coffee break

Dogus Can Oksuz, Patrick Rebuschat and Vaclav Brezina.
Individual word and phrase frequency effects in collocational processing: Evidence from typologically different languages, English and Turkish

16.30-17.00 Gerard Kempen and Karin Harbusch.
Verb frequency, clause typing, and verb placement in language production: A corpus study with treebanks for spoken and written English, Dutch, and German

Day 2: September, 17

Times CET Talks
Elisabeth Norcliffe and Asifa Majid.
Cross-linguistic regularities in perception verb lexicons

9.30-10.00 Eva Zehentner and Dirk Pijpops.
Is redundancy useful in language? Agent-Recipient disambiguation in English and Dutch

10.00-10.30 Miguel Santin, Yanqiu Shao, Emma Verhoeven, Jack Hoeksema, Monique Flecken and Angeliek van Hout.
What the fuzz is an event result? Affectedness and telicity in the meaning of verbs across languages
10.30-11.00 Coffee break

Maayan Keshev, Mandy Cartner and Aya Meltzer-Asscher.
Processing multiple dependencies: Predicates’ and reflexive pronouns' agreement

M. Yarkin Ergin and Karin Stromswold.
Garden-path sentences are prosodically marked in Turkish

Steven Foley and Matt Wagers.
Parsing case in the face of ditransitive garden paths: Reading time evidence from Georgian

12.30-13.00 Ruth Singer.
Receptive competence at Warruwi Community (Australia): findings of a pilot study and plans for further experiments

13.00-14.00 Lunch break

14.00-15.30 Plenary: Prof. Asli Ozyurek

15.30-16.00 Wrap-up

16.00-17.00 Apéro

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