BU Conference on Language Development

Anna H-J Do annahdo at BU.EDU
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November 2, 3 and 4, 2001

Boston University is pleased to announce the 26th Annual Boston University
Conference on Language Development.  This announcement includes the
preliminary conference program and electronic registration materials.
These materials and general and travel information are available on our
web page at:


Please feel free to contact the Conference Office at (617) 353-3085, or
e-mail at langconf at bu.edu if you have any questions.

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Session A: 9:00-12:30, Friday

S. WAXMAN: Not by perception alone: Conceptual and semantic factors
underlying children's extension of novel adjectives

E. COLUNGA, M. GASSER: Attention to different cues in noun learning: The
effect of English vs. Spanish mass/count syntax

F. XU: How powerful are words in changing infants' object concepts?

A. SENGHAS: The emergence of grammatical devices for indicating location
and orientation in Nicaraguan Sign Language

E. MUNNICH, B. LANDAU: Input and maturation in L2 spatial semantics

P. LI, L. GLEITMAN, B. LANDAU, H. GLEITMAN: A cross-linguistic study of
spatial categorization

Session B: 9:00-12:30, Friday

Y. LEVY: A naturalistic, longitudinal study of language development in
children with Williams syndrome

S. NIEDEGGEN-BARTKE: The default rule, sub-regularities, and irregulars in
the morphology of German Williams syndrome

A. ZUKOWSKI: Relative clauses reflect grammatical competence in Williams

W. SNYDER, S. FELBER, B. KANG, D. LILLO-MARTIN: Path phrases and compounds
in the acquisition of English

S. ZUCKERMAN, N. VASIC, D. MANZONI, S. AVRUTIN: The syntax-discourse
interface and the interpretation of pronominals by Dutch-speaking children

P. SCHULZ: The interaction of lexical-semantics, syntax and discourse in
the acquisition of factivity

Session C: 9:00-12:30, Friday

S. OH: Cross-language blending of /l/ gestures by bilingual Korean-English

language experience in the perception of /d/ vs. /dh/: A comparison of
French, English and English-French bilingual 4 year olds

J. BARLOW: Error patterns and transfer in Spanish-English bilingual
phonological development

B. GOLDFIELD: When comprehension meets production

B. RICHARDS, P. DURAN, D. MALVERN: Age and lexical diversity: Trends and

M. RISPOLI, M. MENGE: From stall to revision: Changes in the nature of
sentence production during the period of grammatical development

Session A: 2:00- 5:30, Friday

H. STORKEL, J. GIERUT: Lexical influences on interword variation

G. HOLLICH, P. LUCE: Lexical neighborhood effects in 17-month-old word

L. SINGH, H. BORTFELD, J. MORGAN: Evidence for episodic encoding in infant
word recognition

M. RICE, K. WEXLER, J. FRANCOIS: SLI children's delayed acquisition of

A. PEROVIC: Delay of principle A effect in Down syndrome

S. BAAUW, E. DE ROO, S. AVRUTIN: Determiner omission in language
acquisition and language impairment: Syntactic and discourse factors

Session B: 2:00- 5:30, Friday

B. SKARABELA, S. ALLEN: The role of joint attention in argument
realization in child Inuktitut

A. KUNTAY, A. OZYUREK: Development of the use of demonstrative pronouns in

H. SONG, C. FISHER: Young children's sensitivity to discourse cues in
on-line pronoun interpretation

K. DEMUTH, M. MACHOBANE, F. MOLOI, C. ODATO: Frequency effects and surface
syntactic frames: Crosslinguistic contributions to learning the syntax of

E. LIEVEN, H. BEHRENS, M. TOMASELLO: Corpus-based studies of children's
development of verb-argument structures

novel verbs to different structures: Evidence for the importance of
understanding meaning

Session C: 2:00- 5:30. Friday

M. SALUSTRI: Simultaneous acquisition of German and Italian: A
longitudinal study of bilingual children in pre-scholar age

A. VAINIKKA, M. YOUNG-SCHOLTEN: Restructuring the CP in L2 German

N. DUFFIELD, A. MATSUO: How general is L2 learners' knowledge of English

L. WHITE: Morphological variability in endstate L2 grammars: The question
of L1 influence

A. GUREL: First language attrition: The effects of second language

C. HARRIS, V. PARDALLIS, T. FRANGOU: Dominant grammatical cues (but not
weak) survive cross-language interference in early second language

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: 8:00 PM  Susan Carey, Harvard University, Language and
mind: Language learning and the prelinguistic conceptual  repertoire


Session A: 9:00- 12:30, Saturday

J. SNEDEKER, J. TRUESWELL: Unheeded cues: Prosody and syntactic ambiguity
in mother-child communication

rate and sentence position on infant word recognition

E. NEWPORT, R. ASLIN, M. HAUSER: Learning at a distance: Statistical
learning of non-adjacent regularities in human infants and Tamarin monkeys

M. REDFORD, B. DAVIS: Distinctiveness of disyllables in the phrases of
spontaneous infant-directed speech

W. BAKER, P. TROFIMOVICH, M. MACK, J. FLEGE  : The effect of perceived
phonetic similarity on non-native sound learning by children and adults

J. OH, T. AU, S. JUN: Benefits of childhood language experience for adult
L2 learners' phonology

Session B: 9:00- 12:30, Saturday

R. OKABE, T. SANO: The acquisition of implicit arguments in Japanese and
related matters

K. SUGISAKI, W. SNYDER: Preposition stranding and the Compounding
Parameter: A developmental perspective

A. SEIDL, G. HOLLICH: Infants' and toddlers' comprehension of subject and
object WH-questions

A. HAMMOND, S. GOLDIN-MEADOW: Words in order: The robustness of
non-English sequences in created gesture systems

N. BATMAN-RATYOSYAN, K. STROMSWOLD: Morphosyntax is easy, discourse
pragmatics is hard

S. LEE: Argument/adjunct symmetry in English-speaking children's
acquisition of WH-questions and SUBJ-AUX inversion

Session C: 9:00- 12:30, Saturday

B. MANEVA, F. GENESEE: Language differentiation in a bilingual infant:
Evidence from babbling

H. DU: Intra-phrasal code-switching: Evidence for parallel systems in a
child learning Chinese and English

E. NICOLADIS, H. YIN: Acquisition of Chinese and English compounds by
bilingual children

M. HODGSON: The acquisition of Spanish reflexive "se" in transitive
verb-argument structures and singularity

A. VAN HOUT, S. VAN DER FEEST: Tense in early Dutch marks temporality, not

L. WAGNER, X. ACEVEDO: Counting the outcomes: The effects of telicity on
event construal

LUNCH SYMPOSIUM: 12:30 Peggy McArdle, NICHD, Funding (NSF/NIH)

Session A: 2:00 -5:00, Saturday

M. BRENT, E. KEIBLER, J. SNEDEKER: Looking under the lamppost: The rise of
an object bias in a model of adaptive word learning

J. LEWIS, J. ELMAN: Learnability and the statistical structure of
language: Poverty of stimulus arguments revisited

M. CHRISTIANSEN, R. DALE: Integrating distributional, prosodic, and
phonological information in syntax acquisition: A connectionist model

J. GUO: Crosscultural differences in children's development of emotive
expressions in narratives by Mandarin Chinese and English speakers

A. PAPAFRAGOU, P. LI: Evidential morphology and theory of mind

Session B: 2:00-5:00, Saturday

J. GIERUT, H. STORKEL, M. MORRISSETTE: Phonological masquerade: Similarity
of structure can be different

J. MAYE, J. WERKER, L. GERKEN, K. KAUN: Infant sensitivity to
distributional information can affect phonetic discrimination

P. ESCUDERO, P. BOERSMA: One-to-multiple mapping in the perception of
Dutch learners of Spanish

D. DUCHARME, R. MAYBERRY: Learning to read French: When does phonological
decoding matter?

K. REEDER, M. BOURNOT-TRITES: Biliterate and mathematical performance in
an intensified French immersion education program: Some evidence for the
interdependence hypothesis

Session C: 2:00-5:00, Saturday

G. SUNDERMAN, J. KROLL: Development of lexical processing for words in a
second language

S. BANDI-RAO: Inflecting denominal verbs: The role of semantics

A. OZYUREK: Speech-gesture synchrony in typologically different languages
and second language acquisition

S. UZIEL-KARL: Acquisition of verb argument structure: Canonical mapping
or verb by verb?

R. MEIER, A. CHEEK, C. MORELAND: Iconic versus motoric determinants of the
form of children's early signs

PLENARY ADDRESS: 5:00  Daniel Dinnsen: A reconsideration of children's
phonological representations


Session A: 9:00-1:00, Sunday

SOOTSMAN: Mapping words to actions and events: How do 18-month-olds learn
a verb?

C. SORRENTINO: Examining the animal bias in proper name representation

E. KAKO, L. GLEITMAN, K. LA MONT: Epiphany points: The role of highly
informative exposures in word learning

M. LUECK, A. HAHNE: Developing brain potentials in children: An ERP study
of German noun plurals

H. BEHRENS: The acquisition of the German plural revisited

J. DE VILLIERS, V. JOHNSON: The case of the disappearing 3rd person /s/

C. HUDSON, E. NEWPORT: Regularization during creolization: The learning of
inconsistent linguistic input

Session B: 9:00-1:00, Sunday

K. UD DEEN, N. HYAMS,: The form and interpretation of non-finite verbs in

M. SWIFT, S. ALLEN: Contexts of verbal inflection dropping in Inuktitut
child speech

M. SODERSTROM, P. JUSCZYK, K. WEXLER: English-learning toddlers'
sensitivity to agreement morphology in receptive grammar

G. PERRY, C. HARRIS: Are there different sensitive periods for syntax,
phonology and regular/irregular morphology

J. MORTIMER: WH-movement in early and late childhood second language

J. BRUHN DE GARAVITO: Verb raising in Spanish: A comparison of early and
late bilinguals

E. VALENZUELA: The acquisition of topic constructions in L2 Spanish

Session C: 9:00-1:00, Sunday

J. PATER, J. BARLOW: A typology of cluster reduction: Conflicts with

H. GOAD, Y. ROSE: A structural account of onset cluster reduction

S. CURTIN,  K. ZURAW,: Explaining constraint demotion in a developing

J. MUSOLINO, J. LIDZ: Preschool logic: Truth and felicity in the
acquisition of quantification

K. YAMAKOSHI: The acquisition of WH/every interaction in English

A. GUALMINI, S. CRAIN: Why no child or adult must learn De Morgan's Laws

I. NOVECK, F. CHEVAUX: Pragmatic development of  "and"

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Please note that presenters and reviewers should not use the following
form. They should use presenters/reviewers form which they will be
receiving by the end of September, as they receive different rates.

****Conference Registration/Fees
For preregistration, this form accompanied by a check in U.S. dollars
(drawn on a U.S. bank) must be received by October 18, 2001. If you are
registering from a country other than the U.S., please send a U.S. money
order as we are not able to accept personal checks drawn on foreign banks
(or, if you do not have access to U.S. funds,  only participants from
outside the U.S. may register by credit card with the enclosed form). All
prices reflect a discount for preregistration.

** 3-day Registration
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on Saturday and Sunday, refreshments, and a copy of the Conference
handbook.  Please indicate:
           O Regular $70        O Student $25
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**One-day Registration
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indicated only; a copy of the Conference handbook is also included.  Note
that if you will be attending for more than one day, you should register
for the full 3 days.  Please indicate:
           Friday       O Regular $35   O Student $12
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**Keynote Address/Reception Registration
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Friday; please note that the fees are for only the keynote and reception.
Please indicate:
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**Conference Handbook
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person who registers for one day or for the full Conference.  Additional
copies of the handbook are available at a cost of $8.00 plus $3 per
handbook for air mail postage outside of North America.  Handbooks will be
mailed immediately after the Conference.

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