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Message 1: BU Conf. on Lang. Dev. (Prelim. Schedule)

Date: Sat, 27 Sep 1997 14:14:47 -0400
From: BU Conference on Language Development <langconflouis-xiv.bu.edu>
Subject: BU Conf. on Lang. Dev. (Prelim. Schedule)

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 THE TWENTY-SECOND ANNUAL
 BOSTON UNIVERSITY
 CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT 

 NOVEMBER 7-9, 1997

 held at Boston University George Sherman Union

 PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

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FRIDAY

SESSION A
9:00
On the status of root participles - Hoekstra, Teun; Hyams, Nina

9:30
Complex verb constructions in child Korean: Overt markers of covert
functional structure - Kim, Meesook; Philips, Colin

10:00
Truncation in early SLA: Differences between child and adult learners -
Prevost, Philippe

11:00
Getting rid of root infinitives - Lasser, Ingeborg

11:30
Early finiteness in a null subject language: Evidence from Inuktitut -
Crago, Martha B.; Allen, Shanley E. M.

12:00
The development of tense: A preliminary report on a twin study - Ganger,
Jennifer; Wexler, Kenneth

2:00
Nominative and object clitics in SLI: The case of French - Jakubowicz,
Celia; Nash, Lea; Gerard, Christophe-Loic

2:30
Noun compound formation in specifically language impaired children - van
der Lely, Heather K. J.; Christian, Valerie

3:00
Language impairment and the realization of finiteness - Hakansson, Gisela

4:00
Resumptives and Wh-movement in the acquisition of relative clauses in
Modern Greek and Hebrew - Varlokosta, Spyridoula; Armon-Lotem, Sharon

4:30
Resumptive pronoun strategies in English-speaking children - Bernstein,
Judy; McDaniel, Dana; McKee, Cecile

5:00
Resumptive NP in relatives of child Chinese - Chiu, Bonnie

SESSION B
9:00
Speech segmentation and word discovery: The crucial role of the utterance -
Dahan, Delphine; Brent, Michael R.

9:30
Continuous monitoring of the speech stream by 24-month-olds - Swingley,
Daniel; Pinto, John P.; Fernald, Anne

10:00
18-month-olds' sensitivity to relationships between morphemes: Interactions
among relationships, frequency and processing - Santelmann, Lynn; Jusczyk,
Peter

11:00
Evidence for full access in L2 acquisition from the interpretive interface:
Quantification at a distance in English-French interlanguage -
Dekydtspotter, Laurent; Sprouse, Rex A.; Thyre, Rachel

11:30
In defense of Full Transfer in German-English interlanguage - Schwartz,
Bonnie D.; Sprouse, Rex A.

12:00
Is there canonical word order transfer? - Camacho, Jose

2:00
The role of a communication partner in the creation of a gestural language
system - Gershkoff-Stowe, Lisa; Goldin-Meadow, Susan

2:30
Evidence for verb agreement in the gesture systems of older Nicaraguan home
signers - Coppola, Marie; Senghas, Ann; Newport, Elissa L.; Supalla, Ted

3:00
The acquisition of serial verb constructions in creole languages - Adone, Dany

4:00
Linguistic and conceptual development in Polish, English and Finnish -
Weiste, Richard; Atanassova, Marja; Wysocka, Hanna; Pawlak, Aleksandra

4:30
Space for thought - Li, Peggy; Gleitman, Lila R.; Landau, Barbara;
Gletiman, Henry

5:00
The independence of language and number - Grinstead, John; MacSwan,
Jeffrey; Curtiss, Susan; Gelman, Rochel

SESSION C
9:00
Preschoolers' acquisition of novel adjectives and the role of basic-level
kind - Klibanoff, Rachel Stote; Waxman, Sandra R.

9:30
Learning verb meaning via adverbial modification: Change-of-state verbs in
German and the adverb "wieder" ('again') - Wittek, Angelika

10:00
Big mice, big animals, big problems: the acquisition of adjective
interpretation rules - Sharpe, Dean; Fonte, Isabel; Christe, Elizabeth

11:00
Toddling into language: Precocious language development in motor-impaired
children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy - Sieratzki, Harry; Woll, Bencie

11:30
Syntax and morphology in children with Williams Syndrome - Clahsen, Harald;
Arreola, Mayella Almazan

12:00
Stagnation in prosodic development of language-disordered children -
Fikkert, Paula; Penner Zvi

2:00
Phonological constraints and word truncation in early language acquisition
- Ota, Mitsuhiko

2:30
On the status of final consonants in early child language - Goad, Heather

3:00
Phonological cohesion in syllable structure - Kennedy, Becky

4:00
Lexical properties in implementation of sound change - Gierut, Judith A.;
Morrisette, Michele L.

4:30
Abstraction in infant artificial grammar learning - Gomez, Rebecca L.;
Gerken, LouAnn

5:00
Constraints on the syntactic bootstrapping paradigm for verb learning -
Lidz, Jeffrey

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8:00: KEYNOTE ADDRESS -- Annette Karmiloff-Smith

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SATURDAY

SESSION A
9:30
Why children omit function morphemes: Metric vs. syntactic structure -
Becker, Misha

10:00
Acquisition of DP-internal ellipsis: An experimental study - Sugimori,
Noriko Akimoto

10:30
The acquisition of definite determiners in child Swedish: Prosodic and
discourse influences on functional morphology - Santelmann, Lynn

11:30
Optional determiners in early child German - Eisenbeiss, Sonja

12:00
Acquisition of functional heads in the adjective phrase - Moore, Deanna L.;
Roeper, Thomas

2:00
Overt copulas in African American English speaking children - Benedicto,
Elena E.; Abdulkarim, Lamya; Garrett, Debra; Johnson, Valerie; Seymour,
Harry

2:30
Sematics or syntax for negative islands in language acquisition -
Abdulkarim, Lamya; Roeper, Thomas

3:30
Children's sensitivity to word-order violations in German: Evidence for
very early parameter-setting - Weissenborn, Jurgen; Hoehle, Barbara;
Kiefer, Dorothea; Cavar, Damir

4:00
Parameter setting, lexical acquisition and optionality - Henry, Alison;
Finlay, Cathy; Harrington, Sile; Wilson, John

SESSION B
9:30
Newborns' sensitivity to pitch contours - Nazzi, Thierry; Bertoncini, Josiane

10:00
Object or action? Sentence prosody helps 15-month-olds decide - Koenig,
Phyllis L.

10:30
Talker-specificity and the persistence of infants' word representations -
Houston, Derek; Jusczyk, Peter W.; Tager, Jennifer

11:30
Distinct labels provide pointers to distinct sortals for 9-month-old
infants - Xu, Fei

12:00
Words and gestures: The role of carrier phrases in infants' mapping of
novel symbols to object categories - Namy, Laura L.; Waxman, Sandra R.

2:00
On the role of direct objects and particles in learning telicity in Dutch
and English - van Hout, Angeliek

2:30
How can you eat a cake and have it too?: L2 acquisition of English telicity
- Slabakova, Roumyana

3:30
What each other means in early child grammar - Matsuo, Ayumi

4:00
Acquisition of the quantificational properties of mental predicates - de
Villiers, Jill; Curran, Laramie; Philip, William; DeMunn, Heather


SESSION C
9:30
Transfer between interlanguages - Leung, Ingrid Yan-kit

10:00
OI effects in adult L2 acquisition: Moroccan-Arabic/French interlanguage -
Eubank, Lynn; Beck, Maria-Luise; Aboutaj, Heidi

10:30
Psycholinguistic investigations of clitic placement: A cross-linguistic
perspective - Duffield, Nigel; Montrul, Silvina; Bruhn de Garavito, Joyce;
White, Lydia

11:30
Mimimally raising the verb issue - Herschensohn, Julia

12:00
Rigidity effects and the strong/weak Wh-features in SLA - Miyamoto, Yoichi;
Takata, Yasuko

2:00
Interhemispheric language transfer and functional plasticity - de Bode, Stella

2:30
Linguistic outcomes for hemispherectomized patients - Curtiss, Susan; de
Bode, Stella

3:30
Intransitivity and SE in French: Aspects of late L2 learnability -
Birdsong, David

4:00
Dissociating age and maturation in L2A: A replication of Johnson & Newport
(1989) - Birdsong, David; Molis, Michelle; Johnson, Jacqueline

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5:00: PLENARY ADDRESS -- Luigi Rizzi

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SUNDAY

SESSION A
9:30
Children's left branch violations: Evidence for a non-parametric account -
Chen, Deborah; Yamane, Maki; Snyder, William

10:00
Left-branch violations in child L2 English - Gavruseva, Lena

10:30
Children who judge ungrammatical what they produce - Hiramatsu, Kazuko;
Lillo-Martin, Diane

11:30
Children's interpretation of gaps with three-argument predicates - Smyth,
Ron; Joyce, Heather

12:00
Children's interpretation of adjunct PRO: New evidence - Goodluck, Helen

12:30
The acquisition of pronominal co-reference and the clitic- pronoun
distinction - Baauw, Sergia; Coopmans, Peter; Philip, William

2:30
Tags are tricky, aren't they? Acquisition of tag questions in children with
language impairment - Weckerly, Jill; Contreras, Rudy; Wulfeck, Beverly;
Bellugi, Ursula; Reilly, Judy

3:00
The emergence of Discourse/Syntax-Interface problems in impaired grammar:
Clause structure and disorders in the acquisition of reference time in
German - Penner, Zvi; Hamann, Cornelia

3:30
Comprehension of an EOI grammar - Rice, Mabel L.; Wexler, Kenneth

SESSION B
9:30
A longitudinal study of the emergence of referential opacity - de Villiers,
Jill G.; Pyers, Jeannie; Broderick, Kimberley

10:00
Modality: early linguistic and conceptual developments - Papafragou, Anna

10:30
On the relation between the acquisition of theory of mind and sequence of
tense - Hollebrandse, Bart

11:30
One cow does not an 'animal' make!: Children can extend novel words at the
superordinate level - Liu, Jing; Golinkoff, Roberta M.; Sak, Kimberly;
Brand, Rebecca J.

12:00
Learning how to learn words - Smith, Linda B.; Jones, Susan S.; Landau, Barbara

12:30
Sensitivity to closed-class elements in preverbal children - Hoehle,
Barbara; Weissenborn, Jurgen

2:30
Children's interpretation of word meanings: Lexical constraints or
pragmatics? - Diesendruck, Gil; Markson, Lori

3:00
Why nouns before verbs?: The view from pragmatics - Goldfield, Beverly A.

3:30
Meaning in children's first words: Implications for a theory of lexical
ontology - Westbury, Chris; Nicoladis, Elena

SESSION C
9:30
Factors influencing students' proficiency development in foreign languages
- Sung, Hyekyung; Padilla, Armado, M.

10:00
The role of translation equivalents in a bilingual family's code-switching
- Nicoladis, Elena; Secco, Giovanni

10:30
Identifying the language spoken by 26-month-old monolingual and
bilingual-learning babies in a no-context situation - Navarro, Ana M.;
Pearson, Barbara Zurer; Oller, D. Kimbrough

11:30
Telling tales: Children's L1 attrition - Kaufman, Dorit

12:00
On the periphery: Supralexical and lexical attrition of Greek in
Greek-English bilinguals - Pelc, Linda A.

12:30
Patterns in Chinese children's choice of first person reference forms -
Chang, Hsiao-chih

2:30
Support for the Independent Development Hypothesis: Evidence from a case
study of a bilingual Russian- and English-speaking child - O'Neill, Michael

3:00
Phonological differentiation in bilingual two year olds: Evidence from word
truncation - Paradis, Johanne; Fonte, Isabel; Petitclerc, Sophie; Genessee,
Fred

3:30
Qualitative and quantitative differences in the discrimination of second
language speech sounds across three language groups - Brown, Cynthia;
Matthews, John


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