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Mind Context-Divide Workshop Schedule

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THURSDAY APRIL 30TH, 2009

9:00-9:45 - Registration; coffee & light breakfast

9:45-9:50 - Welcoming remarks (Rothman and Slabakova)

9:50-10:00 - Welcoming remarks (Associate Provost and Dean of IP Thomas)

10:00-10:55 - Plenary speaker: María Luisa Zubizarreta, USC

11:00- 11:30 - Joana Ambulate (Universidade Nova de Lisboa), João Costa (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

The Acquisition of Embedded Subject Pronouns in European Portuguese

11:30-12:00 - Juana Liceras (University of Ottawa)

12:00-1:30 - Poster Session I (Lunch provided)

1:30 -2:30 - Plenary speaker: Bonnie Schwartz, University of Hawaii

2:30-3:00 - Cristina Schmitt (Michigan State University), Karen Miller (Calvin College)

Plurality and Acquisition: What Is to Be Learned

3:00-3:30 - Laurent Dekydtspotter (Indiana University), Amanda C. Edmonds (Indiana University), Audrey Liljestrand Fultz (Indiana University), Claire Renaud (Indiana University), Rebecca A. Petrush (Indiana University)

On the Role of Context and Morphology in the Processing of Relative Clause Ambiguity in English-French Interlanguage

3:30-3:45 - Coffee Break

3:45-4:15 - Loes Koring (Utrecht University)

Acquiring the Syntax and Semantics of Dutch Raising-Verbs

4:15-4:45 - Tihana Kras (University of Rijeka)

The Lexicon-Syntax Interface in the L2: Can It Be Acquired?
4:45-5:15 - Susannah Kirby (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Semantic "scaffolding" in L1A syntax: Learning raising-to-object and object control


6:00-7:00 - KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Lydia White, McGill University

Language Acquisition at the Interfaces

Room W151, John Pappajohn Business Building

7:30-9:00 - Conference Dinner (River Room, IMU)


FRIDAY, MAY 1ST 2009

8:30-9:00 - Registration and breakfast

9:00-9:50 - Plenary speaker: Andrea Gualmini, Utrecht University

10:00-10:30 - Moti Lieberman (McGill University)

Necessary interpretation at the syntax/pragmatics interface: L2 acquisition of scalar implicatures


10:30-10:45 - Coffee Break

10:45-11:15 - Kook-Hee Gill (University of Sheffield), Heather Marsden (University of York)

Semantics before syntax: L2 knowledge of anyone by Korean-speaking
learners

11:15-12:05 - Plenary speaker: Alison Garbriele, University of Kansas

12:05-1:30 - Lunch (on your own)

1:00-1:30 - IMPORTANT for grad students! Maria Fruit Bell, Bell Language Consulting, Inc.: Q and A session on jobs for linguistics in the DC area.

1:30- 2:00 - Diane Lilo-Martin (University of Connecticut and Haskins Laboratories), Ronice Müller de Quadros (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil)

2:00-2:30 - Ozge Ozturk (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics), Anna Papafragou (University of Delaware)

The Interface between Linguistic and Conceptual Representations:
The Acquisition of Evidentiality and Source Reasoning in Turkish Learners

2:20-2:30 - Break

2:30-3:30 - Plenary speaker: Jürgen Bohnemeyer, University at Buffalo (with Rodrigo Romero Méndez, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas)

3:30-4:00 - Tania Ionin (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Silvina Montrul, (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Monica Crivos (Universidade CAECE sede Mar del Plata, Argentina)

L1 Transfer at the Syntax-Semantics Interface: A Bidirectional Study of Generic Reference

4:00-4:30 - Coffee break

4:30-5:00 - Susanne Carroll (University of Calgary), Susan Jackson (University of Calgary), Danica MacDonald (University of Calgary)

5:00-6:30 - Poster Session 2 & Cocktail Reception

Saturday, May 2nd 2009

8:30-9:00 - Registration and breakfast

9:00-9:50 - Plenary speaker: Silvina Montrul, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

10:00-10:30 - Claudia Borgonovo (Université Laval), Joyce Bruhn de Garavito (University of Western Ontario),
Philippe Prévost (Université Laval)

L2 Acquisition at the Syntax-Semantics Interface: Focus on Mood Distinctions in L2Spanish Relative Clauses

10:30-10:45 - Coffee Break

10:45-11:15 - Virginia C. Mueller Gathercole (Bangor University, Wales), Ruba A. Moawad (King Saud University, Saudi Arabia), Hans Stadthagen-Gonzalez(Bangor University, Wales), Enlli Mon Thomas(Bangor University, Wales), Rocio Perez Tattam (Bangor University, Wales), HannahMorrish(Bangor University, Wales), Hedd Tomos(Bangor University, Wales), Feryal Yavas (Florida International University), Garamis Campusano (Florida International University)

The Semantics-Cognition Interface in Bilingual Systems

11:15-11:45 - Irina A. Sekerina (College of Staten Island, CUNY), John C. Trueswell (University of Pennsylvania)

Processing Contrastiveness by 6-year-old Russian Children

11:45-12:15 - Light Lunch provided

12:15-1:30 - Closing Discussions

Alternate papers:
Tania Ionin (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Maria Luisa Zubizarreta, University of Southern California, Vadim Philippov, Orel State University (Russia). Articles and specificity in second language acquisition: age-related effects at the syntax-semantics interface.

Ivan Ivanov (University of Iowa). Topicality and clitic-doubling in L2 Bulgarian: A test case for the Interface Hypothesis

Hannah De Mulder (Utrecht University). Theory of Mind, linguistic development and mental language

Tatiana Zdorenko and Johanne Paradis (University of Alberta). Articles in child L2 English: Evidence for modular L1 influence in an interface phenomenon

Elena Valenzuela, Joyce Bruhn de Garavito, Ewelina Barski, Maria Eugenia de Luna, Ana Faure, Alma Ramirez, Yolanda Pangtay (The University of Western Ontario). What code-mixed DPs can tell us about gender?

Poster session I:

Ivan Ivanov (University of Iowa). Topicality and clitic-doubling in L2 Bulgarian: A test case for the Interface Hypothesis (also alternate paper)

Hannah De Mulder (Utrecht University). Theory of Mind, linguistic development and mental language (also alternate paper)

Bryan Donaldson (Indiana University). The syntax-pragmatics interface in near-native French: Evidence from right-dislocations

Isao Ueda (Osaka University) and Hiroko Saito (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies). On the interaction between phonology and syntax in tonic misplacement

Ana de Prada Pérez (Penn State University). Subject position across intransitive predicate types and information structures in Spanish in contact with Catalan: A comparison of contact effects in the lexico-semantic and the discourse-pragmatic interfaces with syntax

Koichi Otaki (University of Connecticut). The syntax-lexicon interface in the acquisition of English comparative morphology

Audrey Liljestrand Fultz (Indiana University). Structural complexity and prosodic information in L2 processing

Nigel Duffield (University of Sheffield) and Yayoi Tajima (University of Sheffield)
On the Non-Uniformity of Asian Thinking (...for Speaking)


Poster session II:

Tatiana Zdorenko and Johanne Paradis (University of Alberta). Articles in child L2 English: Evidence for modular L1 influence in an interface phenomenon (also alternate paper)

Elena Valenzuela, Joyce Bruhn de Garavito, Ewelina Barski, Maria Eugenia de Luna, Ana Faure, Alma Ramirez, Yolanda Pangtay (The University of Western Ontario). What code-mixed DPs can tell us about gender? (also alternate paper)

Öner Özçelik (McGill University). Scope ambiguity in child language

Gonzalo Campos (University of Iowa). L2 production of past morphology in the L2 English of advanced Spanish natives: Syntactic deficits or phonotactic transfer?

Tiffany Judy and Michael Iverson (University of Iowa). Interface vulnerability, syntactic deficits or prior linguistic knowledge?: Explaining differences across Brazilian Portuguese knowledge as an L2 and L3

Eun Seon (Eunice) Chung (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). The interpretation of quantification in the scope of negation in English by adult Korean L2 learners

M. Carmen Parafita Couto and Virginia Mueller Gathercole (Bangor University). Focus at the interface in end-state L2 Spanish grammars

Oksana Laleko (University of Minnesota). Tense-aspect morphology in heritage Russian: A view from the Prototype Theory

Solveig Bosse and Anna Papafragou (University of Delaware). Positional verbs and memory for location: A comparison of German and English

Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes (Plymouth University) and (University of Iowa). Describing DP knowledge and characterizing its development: L2 Spanish by Chinese learners.


 

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The workshop is made possible by generous funding from the International Programs Major Projects fund, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ Bond Funding, the Vice President of Research, as well as the Co-Sponsorships of FLARE/SLA Ph.D program, the Iowa Center for Developmental and Learning Sciences and the Departments of Linguistics and Spanish and Portuguese.

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