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Sun Jun 1 1997

Confs: Cognitive Science, Language Acquisition

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  1. Michael Shafto, Nineteenth Annual Cognitive Science Conference
  2. Bart Hollebrandse, New Perspectives on Language Acquisition (revised)

Message 1: Nineteenth Annual Cognitive Science Conference

Date: Sat, 31 May 1997 07:20:32 -0700
From: Michael Shafto <>
Subject: Nineteenth Annual Cognitive Science Conference

The Nineteenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society will
be held at Stanford University from August 7 to 10, 1997. This year's
meeting will run four days and include eight half-day symposia on
selected topics. For information about registration and housing, see
the conference web site at

which also contains information about other aspects of the meeting.
We have kept this year's registration fee low to make the conference
accessible to as many people as possible. Registration is only $100
for members of the Cognitive Science Society and $155 to $183 for

However, this rate holds only until the early registration deadline
of July 1, 1997, so please register as soon as possible. On-campus
housing, which we encourage, is also available if you register by this
date. The conference web site includes both postscript and electronic
versions of the registration and housing form. We look forward to
seeing you at Stanford this August.
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Message 2: New Perspectives on Language Acquisition (revised)

Date: Thu, 29 May 1997 12:53:27 -0700
From: Bart Hollebrandse <>
Subject: New Perspectives on Language Acquisition (revised)

	Conference Program

	New Perspectives on Language Acquisition:
	Minimalism and Pragmatics

	University of Massachusetts, Amherst
 Bartlett 65
	June 2,3,4 1997

Day 1: Early Stages in Child Language / Negation
Monday, June 2

9-10	registration	

Session 1: Early Stages of Language Acquisition		
10-11 	Invited Speaker:	David Lebeaux	
		"Determining the Kernel II: Prosodic Form, Syntactic
Form, and Phonological Bootstrapping"
11-11:30	Susan Powers	
		University of Potsdam, Germany
 	"Binary Processes and Structures in Language Acquisition"
11:30-12 Coffee		
12-12:30 	Mireia Llinas i Grau
 Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
 	"Verb-Complement Patterns in Early Catalan"
12:30-13 	Mary Sweig Wilson and Jeffrey Pascoe
		Laureate Learning Systems, Inc.
		"The Minimalist Program: Implications for Early Language
13-14 Lunch		
Session 2: Negation I
14-14:30 	Judy Baek, M.I.T.
		"Object Shift, Subject Position and Verb Raising in Korean"
14:30-15 	Lamya Abdulkarim, Thomas Roeper, and Jill de Villiers	
		University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Smith College
 	"Negative Islands in Acquisition: LF-Feature Movement or
Chain Links"
15-15:30 Coffee		
15:30-16	Dana MacDaniel, Judy Bernstein, and Cecelia McKee
		University of Southern Maine, University of Arizona
		"Minimalist Perspectives on Resumptive Pronouns in 
Children's and Adults' Relatives"
Session 3: Negation II
16-16:30	D'Jaris Coles
		University of Massachusetts, Amherst
 	"Linguistic Constraints on Negative Concord in African-
American English"
Session 3:
16:30-17	Alison Henry, Cathy Finlay and John Wilson
		University of Ulster, Jordanstown (Ireland)
 	 "The Acquisition of Negative Concord"
17-18		Invited Speaker: Frans Zwarts
		University of Groningen, The Netherlands	
	 	"Semantic Parameters in Language Acquisition"

19:30 Party at Tom's		

Day 2: Developing Representations: Specificity, Temporality, and
Theory of Mind 
Tuesday, June 3

Session 1: Specificity	
9-9:30 	 Jeanette Schaeffer
		"The Interaction between Syntax and Pragmatics in First 
Language Acquisition"
9:30-10	 Ana Perez-Leroux	
 	"Specificty, the Acquisition of DPs, and Development of a
Theory of Mind"
10-10:30 Coffee		
Session 2: Inflection
10:30-11 	Sharon Armon-Lottem
		University of Maryland
		"Agreement Mismatches and the Economy of Derivation"
11-11:30	Alison Henry, Lindsay Klimacka and Alex Smith
		University of Ulster, Jordanstown (Ireland), Cherryville 
Clinic "SLI, Optional Infinitives and Parameter Setting"
11:30-12	Janice Jackson
		University of Massachusetss, Amherst	
 	 "Aspectual Knowledge in African-American Children"
12-13 Lunch		
Session 3: Acquisition and Temporality Across Languages	
13-13:30	Laura Wagner	
		University of Pennsylvania
 	 "What Children Know When They Understand Viewpoint Aspect"
13:30-14	Angeliek van Hout	
 "On the Role of Direct Objects and Particles in cLearning
14-14:30	Michael Walsh Dickey	
		University of Massachusetts
 "Tense and Discourse in the Acquisition of African-American
14:30-15 Coffee		
Session 4: Tense and Theory of Mind	
15-15:30 Jill de Villiers	
		Smith College
 "On Acquiring the Structural Representations for False
15:30-16 	Bart Hollebrandse	
		University of Massachusetts, Amherst
 	 "On Theory of Mind and Sequence of Tense"
16-16:30 	Commentator	Angelika Kratzer	
		University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Day 3: Minimalism and New Approaches to Child Grammar

Wednesday, June 4

Session 1: Later Stages and Minimalism
9-9:30	 	Shalom Zuckerman	
		University of Groningen, The Netherlands
 "The Acquisition of Verb Movement in Hebrew"
9:30-10 	William Snyder, Deborah Chen, Maki Yamane, Laura Conway, 
and Kazuko Hiramatsu University of Connecticut
 	"On the Nature of Children's Left-Branch Violations"
10-10:30	Carole Tenny Boster
		University of Connecticut
	 	"A Minimalist Processing Approach to Early Subject Omissions"
10:30-11 Coffee		
11-11:30	Arild Hestvik	
		University of Bergen, Norway
 "Optimality Theoretic Account of Children's Coreference Errors"
11:30-12	Ayumi Matsuo
		University of Connecticut
 		"Reciprocity and Binding in Early Child Grammar"
12-12:30	Thomas Roeper	
		University of Massachusetts, Amherst
 "Minimal Syntactic Structures"	

Registration $10 ($5 for students)

This conference is sponsored by the Psycholinguistic Trainee Grant,
Graduate School UMass, Linguistics Department and the Afro American
English Grant at the Communication Disorders Department.

For more information:
Bart Hollebrandse
Linguistics Department
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545 0885
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