30 November 2014

UUSLAW on Saturday, December 6

The UConn, UMass, Smith Language Acquisition Workshop (UUSLAW) is Saturday, December 6, at UMass. The workshop begins at 9:30 in ILC N400. A schedule of talks follows.

9:30-10:00 Greetings and Refreshments

10:00-10:30: Mike Clauss and Jeremy Hartman (UMass). “Syntactic Cues to Adjective Type"

10:30-11:00: Ryosuke Hattori (UConn). “Acquisition of Floating Quantifiers in Japanese: Evidence against the Transformation"

11:00-11:30: Vanessa Petroj (UConn). TBA

11:30-11:45 Coffee

11:45-12:00: Barbara Pearson (UMass): TBA

12:00-12:30: Covadonga Sanchez-Alvarado (UMass). “Information Structure in L2 in Spanish"

12:30-1:00: Megan Armstrong (UMass). “Elicitation tasks for mental state intonation in non-standard varieties of English and Spanish"

1:00-2:00: Lunch

2:00-2:30: Kadir Gökgöz (UConn). “Aspects of Bimodal Bilingual Language Development"

2:30-3:00: Rebecca Woods (UMass visitor). “Embedded Inverted Interrogatives: Investigating Strong Islands in Acquisition of Questions"

3:00-3:30: Coffee

3:30-4:00: Andie Faber (UMass). “Assigning Grammatical Gender to Novel Nouns in L1 and L2 Spanish"

4:00-4:30: Tom Roeper (UMass). “Update Common Ground, Presupposition Failure, Question-under-Discussion, and but-implicatures: How does a child get it all co-ordinated?"