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LINGUIST List 20.3729

Mon Nov 02 2009

Confs: Language Acquisition, Cognitive Science, Psycholinguistics/UK

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        1.    Thierry Poibeau, Multimodal Approaches to Language Acquisition

Message 1: Multimodal Approaches to Language Acquisition
Date: 02-Nov-2009
From: Thierry Poibeau <tp280cam.ac.uk>
Subject: Multimodal Approaches to Language Acquisition
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Multimodal Approaches to Language Acquisition

Date: 26-Nov-2009 - 28-Nov-2009
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Contact: Thierry Poibeau
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www-lipn.univ-paris13.fr/~poibeau/acquisition.html

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics

Meeting Description:

The study of language acquisition is of paramount importance for linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, communication, etc. Children produce forms that look or sound like sketches of adult forms. Those productions cannot be analyzed without special attention to gestures, gaze, mimics as well as the context, the positioning of interlocutors in space, and the specificity of discourse objects. The child language community shares tools and data through the Internet (especially, the childes database) that can be used as a basis for multimodal, multilingual and inter- disciplinary research.

The workshop will be organized over four half days, focusing on different aspects of language acquisition.

Thursday 26 November (afternoon, room GR06/07)
Corpus, Coding and Multimodality

Corpus, Coding and Metadata (Christophe Parisse, Modyco- Inserm, CNRS-U. Paris Ouest Nanterre)

Pointing Gesture and Multimodality (Emmanuelle Mathiot, STL, UMR-CNRS 8163 and Univ. Lille 3; Aliyah Morgenstern, Univ. Sorbonne Nouvelle; Marie Leroy, CNRS-MoDyCo and Univ. Paris- Descartes)

Coffee break


Friday 27 November (morning, room GR05)
Child Language Argumentation

Argumentation as a Motive for Syntax Development: a Case Study of the Development of ''parce que'' in Child Language (Martine Sekali, Univ. Paris Ouest Nanterre)

Coffee break

From Repairs to Self-repairs in Adult-child Interactions (Marie Leroy, Univ. Paris Descartes; Stéphanie Caet, Univ. Sorbonne Nouvelle; Aliyah Morgenstern, Univ. Sorbonne Nouvelle)


Friday 27 November (afternoon, room GR05)
Contrastive Studies

Over-informative Children: Production/comprehension Asymmetry, or Tolerance to Pragmatic Violations? (Cat Davies, Univ. of Cambridge)

Acquiring Tense and Aspect in Tamil (Dr. Lavanya Sankaran, Univ. of London, Queen Mary)

Coffee break

Comparing Processes in Child L1 and Child and Adult L2 acquisition (Henriette Hendriks and Helen Engemann, Univ. of Cambridge).

Saturday 28 November (morning, room GR06/07)

The Acquisition and Development of Argumentative Skills in Children from 4-18: Mechanisms Underlying Deductive and Probabilistic Reasoning (Jodi Tommerdahl, University of Birmingham)

General discussion

Large periods of time will be devoted to discussion, with panelists introducing comments after paper presentation.

Workshop Chairs:

Henriette Hendriks (RCEAL, University of Cambridge, UK)
Aliyah Morgenstern (Univ. Sorbonne Nouvelle, France)
Thierry Poibeau (CNRS and Université Paris 13, France)

The workshop will be held on the ground floor (rooms GR05, GR06 and GR07) of the Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics 9 West Road, Cambridge, UK (Faculty of English).

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