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Message 1: Boston University Conference on Language Development

Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2000 13:10:16 -0400 (EDT)
From: Applied Linguistics Program <>
Subject: Boston University Conference on Language Development

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 November 3, 4 and 5, 2000

Boston University is pleased to announce the 25th 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 if you have any questions.

Please note that hotel prices continue to rise. We have secured a few
blocks of rooms at conference rates, and have found a travel agent and 
consolidator who can help you find the lowest prices. Their names and
numbers are included on the web page.

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Keynote: Lois Bloom, Teachers College, Columbia University.
 Friday, November 3rd, 8:00 PM

Plenary: Nina Hyams, UCLA.
 Saturday, November 4th, 5:00 PM.

Session A 9:00-12:30, Friday

Dekydtspotter, L.; Sprouse, R.; Gibson, E. - The interpretation of two
kinds of relative clauses in English-French interlanguage

Slabakova, R. - Viewpoint aspect in Bulgarian-English interlanguage

Yoo, M.; Kayama, Y.; Mazzotta, M.; White, L. - Case drop and specificity
in L2 Korean and Japanese

Haznedar, B. - Functional categories in child L2 acquisition

Whong-Barr, M.; Schwartz, B. - Morphological transfer effects in child 
L2 acquisition of English double-object datives

Prevost, P. - Morphological variability in child SLA: An account
integrating Truncation and Missing Inflection

Session B 9:00-12:30, Friday

Steele, J. - Phonetic cues to phonological acquisition: Evidence from 
L2 syllabification

Carter, A. - A phonetic-phonological analysis of syllable omissions:
Striking comparisons between children with normally developing language
and SLI

Pepinsky, T.; Demuth, K.; Roark, B. - The prosodic characteristics and
distribution of filler syllables

Fisher, C.; Church, B. - Learning to identify spoken words

Swingley, D. - On the origins of infants' lexical parsing preferences

Gomez, R.; Gerken, L.; Maye, J. - Frequently occurring elements can act
as anchors in linguistic input

Session C 9:00-12:30, Friday

Jimenez Castro, M. - Early morphological development in Spanish-speaking

Batman-Ratyosyan, N.; Stromswold, K. - Early bare stems in an
agglutinative language

Pye, C. - The early expression of finiteness in Kiche Maya

Guerriero, A.; Cooper, A.; Oshima-Takane, Y.; Kuriyama, Y. - A
discourse-pragmatic explanation for argument realization and omission in
English and Japanese children's speech

Wieselman Schulman, B.; Goldin-Meadow, S. - Discourse structure in a
gestural communication system: The robustness of ergativity

Song, H. - Young children's use of discourse cues in language comprehension

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

Cole, P.; Gil, D.; Hermon, G.; Tadmor, U. - The acquisition of in-situ
WH-questions and WH-indefinites in Jakarta Indonesian

Sano, T.; Endo, M.; Yamakoshi, K. - Developmental issues in the
acquisition of Japanese unaccusatives and passives

van Atteveldt, W.; van der Meer, M.; Coopmans, P.; Philip, W. -
Subject-object asymmetry in child comprehension of WH expressions

Avrutin, S.; Brun, D. - The expression of specificity in a language
without determiners: Evidence from child Russian

Thrift, E.; Hyams, N. - The role of aspect in licensing object drop

Baauw, S. - Expletive determiners in child Dutch and Spanish

Session B: 2:00- 5:30

Snedeker, J.; Li, P. - Word-to-word mapping in Mandarin and English: A
crosslinguistic comparison of the situational concomitants of word use

Yoshida, H.; Smith, L. - The structure of early noun vocabularies depends
on the language being learned

Lee, S.; Davis, B. - Acoustical salience of nouns and verbs in Korean
infant-directed speech

Sandhofer, C. - Structure in parents' input: Effects of categorization
versus comparison

Xu, F.; Tenenbaum, J. - Word learning as Bayesian inference: The case of
nested categories

Liu, J.; Golinkoff, R.; Goroff, J.; Carpenter, Q. - Two toys say more than
two pictures: Young childrens' novel word extension at the superordinate

Session C: 2:00- 5:30

Paradis, J.; Genesee, F.; Crago, M.; Rice, M. - Dual language impairment:
Evidence from French-English bilingual children with SLI

Deevy, P.; Miller, C. - A tool for characterizing grammatical morphology

Jakubowicz, C.; De Jesus, S.; Durand, C.; Monpiou, S.; Rigaut, C.; van
de Velde, M. - Computational complexity over time: The development of
functional categories in French-speaking children

Miller, C. - False belief and sentence complements in children with SLI

Stojanovik, V.; Perkins, M.; Howard, S. - The language/cognition
interface: Lessons from Williams Syndrome and SLI

de Bode, S.; Curtiss, S. - Language outcomes of 42 hemispherectomies: 
If neither side nor age at insult matters, then what does?

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: 8:00 PM LOIS BLOOM - Teachers College, Columbia University


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

Shi, E. - Partial constraint hypothesis: Acquisition of L2 psych verbs in

White, L.; Valenzuela, E.; Kozlowska-Macgregor, M.; Leung, Y.; Ben Ayed,
H. - The status of abstract features in interlanguage: Gender and number
in L2 Spanish

Montrul, S. - L1 influence with overt/non-overt morphology in the L2
acquisition of argument structure: Evidence from English and Turkish
causative verbs

Morrisette, M.; Gierut, J. - Variables governing diffusion in
phonological acquisition

Lebeaux, D. - Phonological bootstrapping: Syntactic form, prosodic form,
and telegraphic speech

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

Lidz, J.; Musolino, J. - C-command matters

Kazanina, N.; Phillips, C. - Coreference in child Russian: Distinguishing
syntactic and discourse constraints

Chierchia, G.; Crain, S.; Guasti, M.; Gualmini, A.; Meroni, L. - The
acquisition of disjunction: Evidence for a grammatical view of
conversational implicatures

MacWhinney, B. - New developments in CHILDES

Ganger, J.; Brent, M. - Re-examining the vocabulary spurt and its
implications: Is there really a sudden change in cognitive development?

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

Singh, L.; Bortfeld, H.; Rathbun, K.; Morgan, J. - Effects of slowed
speech on infant word recognition

van de Weijer, J.; Johnson, E. - Word segmentation by 7.5-month-olds: 
Why three words do not equal one

Curtin, S.; Mintz, T.; Byrd, D. - Coarticulatory cues enhance infants'
recognition of syllable sequences in speech

Musolino, J. - Universal quantification and the competence/performance

Su, Y. - Scope and specificity in child language

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25 Years of the Boston University Conference on Language Development

Speakers: Margaret Thomas, Boston College
 Paula Menyuk, Boston University
 Peggy McArdle, NICHD
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Session A: 2:00 -4:30,Saturday

Felling, S. - The role of age in L1 transfer: Are adult and child SLA

Birdsong, D.; Flege, J. - Regular-irregular dissociations in L2
acquisition of English morphology

Kappa, I. - Alignment and consonant harmony: Evidence from Greek

Goad, H. - Assimilation phenomena and initial constraint ranking in early

Session B: 2:00-4:30, Saturday

Zimmermann, K. Phonological diversity is not a possible cue for
identifying the default inflection pattern

Aveledo, F. - The development of regular and irregular verb inflection in
Spanish child language

Lidz, J.; Gleitman, H.; Gleitman, L. - Morphological causativity and the
robustness of syntactic bootstrapping

Naigles, L.; Bavin, E. - Generalizing novel verbs to different structures:
Evidence for the early distinction of verbs and frames

Session C: 2:00-4:30, Saturday

Papafragou, A.; Massey, C.; Gleitman, L. - Motion events in language and

Hohenstein, J.; Naigles, L. - Preferential looking reveals
language-specific event similarity by Spanish- and English-speaking

Genesee, F.; Comeau, L.; Baynton, L.; - Parental bilingual code-mixing:
Does it really make a difference?

Dullaart, J.; Varlokosta, S. - The acquisition of pronominal reference by
Greek-Dutch bilingual children: Evidence for early grammar differentiation
in bilingual first language acquisition


Session A: 9:30-1:00, Sunday

Kweon, S. - The acquisition of contraction constraints by adult L2

Slabakova, R.; Montrul, S. - Is nativelike competence possible in second
language acquisition?

Toribio, A. - Verb raising and verbal morphology in Spanish language

Plunkett, B.; De Cat, C. - Root specifiers and null subjects revisited

Zuckerman, S.; Bastiaanse, R. - Auxiliary and infinitive structures in
child Dutch: Evidence from production and comprehension

Blom, E.; Krikhaar, E.; Wijnen, F. - Nonfinite clauses in Dutch and
English child language: An experimental approach

Session B: 9:30-1:00, Sunday

Markson, L.; Diesendruck, G. - Childrens sensitivity to mutual knowledge
in communication

Birch, S.; Bloom, P. - The familiarity principle and the learning of
proper names

Xu, F. - The effects of language on object concepts in infancy: A
neo-Whorfian perspective

Kelly, S. - Nonverbal indexicality and children's emerging understanding 
of advanced pragmatic communication

Pinet, M.; Moissinac, L.; Budwig, N. - Children's use of modal verbs in
the discursive construction of self in peer play and peer narrations

Arnold, J.; Novick, J.; Brown-Schmidt, S.; Eisenband, J.; Trueswell, J. -
Knowing the difference between girls and boys: The use of gender during
on-line pronoun comprehension in young children

Session C: 9:30-1:00, Sunday

Fish, S.; Hoffmeister, R.; Allen, S. - The acquisition of classifier
morphology in ASL by Deaf children: Evidence from descriptions of objects
in specific spatial arrangements

Chen, D. - Evidence for early word order acquisition in a variable word
order language

Baker, S.; Brown, C. - Categorical perception of handshape in ASL

Polka, L.; Colantonio, C.; Sundara, M. - Cross-language perception of
/dh/:Evidence for a new developmental pattern

Maye, J.; Gerken, L. - Learning phonemes: How far can the input take us?

Escudero, P. - Input, L1 and interlanguage strategies in the development
of Spanish speakers' perception of English vowels: spectral and durational
cue weighting

Session A: 2:30-4:00

Rice, M.; Wexler, K. - What she saying? SLI childrens' judgments of

Davies, L.; van der Lely, H. - The use of negative particles in children
with grammatical SLI

Schaeffer, J. - The modularity of grammar and pragmatics: Evidence from SLI

Session B: 2:30-4:00

Matsuo, A.; van der Feest, S. - What Dutch children know about telicity
and tense

Hollebrandse, B.; Delfitto, D.; van Hout, A.; Vroeg-Peixoto, A. - Italian
sequence of tense: Complementation or anaphoricity?

Johnson, B.; Fey, M. - The influence of telicity on children's morpheme
selection and production accuracy

Session C: 2:30-4:00

Prasada, S.; Cummins, M. - Structural constraints on the interpretation
of novel count nouns

Hohle, B.; Weissenborn, J.; Kiefer, D.; Schmitz, M.; Schulz, A. -
Syntactic categorization in 12-17 month-old children: Evidence from

Hollich, G.; Jusczyk, P.; Brent, M. - How infants use the words they know
to learn new words

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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 this week, 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 27, 2000. Be
sure to leave enough time in mailing for your check to be received by
October 27. 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. If you do not have access to U.S. funds
and are from outside the U.S., you may register by credit card with the
enclosed form. All prices reflect a discount for preregistration.

**3-day Registration
The fees include entrance to all sessions and talks, publishers' exhibits
on Saturday and Sunday, refreshments, and a copy of the Conference
handbook. Please indicate:

O Regular $70	 O Student $25
[on-site fee $90]	[on-site fee $40]

**One-day Registration
The fees include entrance to all sessions and Conference events on the day
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
	 [on-site fee $45] 	[on-site fee $18]

Saturday 0 Regular $35 	 O Student $12
 [on-site fee $45]	 [on-site fee $18]

Sunday 	 O Regular $35	 O Student $12
	 [on-site fee $45]	 [on-site fee $18]

**Keynote Address/Reception Registration
It is possible to register for only the keynote address and reception on
Friday; please note that the fees are for only the keynote and reception.
Please indicate:

O Regular $18	 O Student $8
[on-site fee $22]	[on-site fee $10]

**Conference Handbook
A handbook containing abstracts of all the talks is provided to each
person who registers for one day or for the full Conference. Additional
copies of the handbook are available at a cost of $7.00 plus $3 per
handbook for air mail postage outside of North America. Handbooks
will be mailed immediately after the Conference.

________ handbooks at $7.00 (plus $_______ postage)

**Conference Proceedings
Free surface shipping for any conference proceedings you order on this

O BUCLD 19 (2 volumes), $42
O BUCLD 20 (2 volumes), $50
O BUCLD 21 (2 volumes), $50
O BUCLD 22 (2 volumes), $50
O BUCLD 23 (2 volumes), $50
O BUCLD 24 (2 volumes), $50
O BUCLD 25 (2 volumes) $40 (20% prepublication discount)

O Ship books to home O Ship books to work
O Pick up at conference

Complete tables of contents are available at

The BUCLD 25 Proceedings will be published in March 2001.

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