LINGUIST List 32.3548

Tue Nov 09 2021

Confs: Language Acquisition/Romania

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 07-Nov-2021
From: Veronica Tomescu <>
Subject: 7th Bucharest Colloquium of Language Acquisition
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7th Bucharest Colloquium of Language Acquisition
Short Title: BUCLA 7

Date: 19-Nov-2021 - 20-Nov-2021
Location: University of Bucharest (Online), Romania
Contact: Veronica Tomescu
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Meeting Description:

The Center for the Study of Language Development and Linguistic Communication, University of Bucharest is pleased to announce the 7th Bucharest Colloquium of Language Acquisition, which will be held on November 19 - 20, 2021. Given the travel restrictions and uncertainty due to COVID-19 we will host the colloquium online.

The colloquium provides a forum for recent research on language acquisition and language learning. It is primarily intended as a venue for researchers and doctoral students to present ongoing work on any topic relevant to L1 and 2L1 acquisition, L2 and L3 learning. The main goal is to bring forward recent theoretical and experimental work on the acquisition of Romanian from a formal perspective. Work on the acquisition of other languages is also welcome. Keynote speaker: Maria Lobo – Linguistics Research Centre of NOVA University Lisbon (CLUNL)

This year the conference will also host the workshop ''The Acquisition of Heritage Languages'' organized by Elena Soare, University of Paris 8. Heritage languages have gathered an increasing interest in the past decade, as they offer a window into acquisition and language contact. The acquisition of the heritage language changes as a result of both reduced input and the influence of the dominant language, which is visible equally in phonology, lexicon, morphology, syntax and semantics. Code-switching, calques, transfer are also frequent and classify heritage speakers as particular cases of (unbalanced) bilinguals.

This workshop aims at bringing together researchers on heritage languages in all the domains of heritage study, with a particular emphasis on syntax. Keynote speakers: Anamaria Benţea & Theodoros Marinis - University of Konstantz


Center for the Study of Language Development and Linguistic Communication (CSLDLC)
University of Bucharest

19-20 November 2021
on Zoom, Eastern European Time

Friday, 19 November

10:15 – 10:30 Opening

10:30 – 11:00 Erini Ploumidi, University of Crete
Cluster repair strategies in child Greek: An optimality theoretic account

11:00 – 11:30 Rita Santos, University of Lisbon
On the acquisition of unstressed vowels in European Portuguese: A case study

11:30 – 12:30
Keynote speaker
Maria Lobo, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Input variability and late acquisition: The acquisition of clitics in Portuguese

12:30 – 13:30 Break

13:30 – 14:00 Vina Tsakali, Marina Mastrokosta and Despina Oikonomou, University of Crete
Conjunction, disjunction and their interaction with negation in child Greek

14:00 – 14:30 Ioana Stoicescu, University of Bucharest
Event culmination with creation predicates in child Romanian

14:30 – 15:00 Adina Bleotu, University of Bucharest
Denominal verbs and creativity in child Romanian

15:00 – 15.30 Break

15:30 – 16:00 Joana Teixeira, Alexandra Fiéis and Ana Madeira, Universidade do Porto and Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Microvariation in L2 anaphora resolution

16:00 – 16:30 Veronica Tomescu and Réka Pupp, University of Bucharest
Anaphora resolution in L2 Hungarian

16:30 – 17:00 Andreea Dogaru, University of Bucharest
Subjects in L2 English: The role of feature interpretability

17:00 – 17:30 Break

17:30 – 18:00 Mariam Orkodashvili, Georgian American University
Language acquisition through note-taking and issues of linguistic interference

18:00 – 18:30 Irina Stoica, University of Bucharest
Extraction in L2 English: Are factive verbs all alike?

Workshop on the Acquisition of Heritage Languages

Organized by Elena Soare, Paris 8 University and CNRS

Saturday, 20 November

10:15 – 10:30 Opening

10:30 – 11:30
Keynote speaker
Anamaria Bentea, University of Konstanz
Not all wh-dependencies are created equal: Processing of multiple wh-questions in Romanian children and adults

11:00 – 11:30
Elena Soare, Paris 8 University and CNRS
The acquisition of the morphosyntax of heritage Romanian in a dominant French setting

11.30 – 11.40 Break

11:40 – 12:10 Larisa Avram, Alexandru Mardale and Elena Soare
University of Bucharest, Inalco, Paris 8 University, CNRS
Differential Object Marking in heritage Romanian

12:10 – 12:40 Larisa Avram, Alexandru Mardale and Elena Soare
University of Bucharest, Inalco, Paris 8 University, CNRS
Relative clauses in Heritage Romanian: Production comprehension asymmetries?

12:40 – 14:00 Break

14:00 – 14:30 Teresa Ong, Griffith University
Simultaneous first language acquisition of heritage and global languages: Opinions by mothers in Malaysia

14:30 – 15:30 Franco Tondi, University of Catania
Language shift and assimilation patterns of the Hispanic ethnicity in the United States

15:30 – 16:00 Gabriela Bîlbîie and Andra Vasilescu, University of Bucharest, CNRS
Subject distribution in Heritage Romanian in contact with French

16:00-16:15 Break

16:15 – 17:15 Roundtable: Heritage Languages in the Classroom
Anamaria Gîrleanu, University of Strasbourg, Timea Kadas Pickel, University of Paris 8 and Alexandru Mardale, Inalco

17:15 – 17:30 Conference closing

The link to the zoom rooms will be sent to all the participants a couple of days before the colloquium.
We kindly ask those that would like to attend the main session to get in touch with the organizers at
For the Workshop on the Acquisition of Heritage Languages, please get in touch with the organizer at

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