All GALANA 6 events will take place on the University of Maryland, College Park campus at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center or the Adele H. Stamp Student Union.
Thursday, February 19th

Time

Session

8:30-9:30

Registration

(light breakfast served)

location: Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center,  Rever Alumni Hall of Fame

 

Session 1

chair: Aaron Steven White

location: Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, Heise Room

9:30-10:00

An Information Structural Account of Children’s Wh-In Situ Questions in French 

Megan Gotowski, University of California Los Angeles

Misha Becker, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

10:00-10:30

L2 Acquisition of Wh-features and Syntactic Constraints: Evidence for Full-Access Approaches

Sujeewa Hettiarachchi, University of Michigan

Acrisio Pires, University of Michigan

10:30-11:00

Learnability in the acquisition of the English tough construction by L1-Korean adult/child L2 learners

Kitaek Kim, Gyeongin National University of Education

Bonnie D. Schwartz, University of Hawaii at Manoa

William O’Grady, University of Hawaii at Manoa

11:00-11:30

Coffee break

 

Session 2

chair: Sunhee Kim

location: Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, Heise Room

11:30-12:00

2-year-olds track discourse roles through pronominal reference

Morgan Moyer, Rutgers University

Kaitlyn Harrigan, University of Maryland

Valentine Hacquard, University of Maryland

Jeffrey Lidz, University of Maryland

12:00-12:30

Impact of contextual and sentence-level cues on the understanding of non-canonical word order in German-speaking 4- and 5-year-old children 

Antje Sauermann, University of Potsdam

Barbara Höhle, University of Potsdam

12:30-1:00

Contrastive Focus in Children Acquiring English and ASL: Cues of Prominence

Kadir Gökgöz, University of Connecticut

Ksenia Bogomolets, University of Connecticut

Lyn Tieu, École Normale Supérieure, PSL Research University, Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique

Jeffrey Palmer, Gallaudet University

Diane Lillo-Martin, University of Connecticut, Haskins Laboratories

1:00-2:30

Lunch break

 

Session 3

chair: Angela He

location: Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, Heise Room

2:30-3:00

Passives and the “New Impersonal Construction” in Icelandic Language Acquisition

Sigríður Sigurjónsdóttir, University of Iceland

Iris Nowenstein, University of Iceland

3:00-3:30

Japanese-Speaking Children’s Comprehension of Before- and After- Clauses: An Experimental Study

Miwa Isobe, Tokyo University of the Arts

Tomoyuki Yazaki, Keio University

Masayuki Komachi, Shizuoka University

Yukio Otsu, Meikai University

3:30-4:00

Absolutive Constructions in Brazilian Portuguese and Relativized Minimality Effects in Children’s Productions

Elaine Grolla, University of Sao Paulo

Marina Augusto, State University of Rio de Janeiro

4:00-4:30

Coffee break

 

Plenary address

location: Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, Heise Room

4:30-5:30

Antonella Sorace, University of Edinburgh

Bilingualism across the lifespan: boundaries and interactions between language and general cognition

5:30-6:30

Business meeting

location: Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, Heise Room

6:30-10:00

Conference Dinner

location: Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, Doetsch Room





Friday, February 20th

Time

Session

8:30-9:30

Breakfast

location: Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center,  Rever Alumni Hall of Fame

 

Session 4

chair: Alix Kowalski

location: Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, Heise Room

9:30-10:00

One is the loneliest number: The acquisition of Spanish indefinite ‘un’

Victoria Mateu, University of California, Los Angeles

Nina Hyams, University of California, Los Angeles

10:00-10:30

Grammatical and pragmatic properties of DP in children with Specific Language Impairment and in  children with High Functioning Autism

Ava Creemers, University of Amsterdam

Jeannette Schaeffer, University of Amsterdam

10:30-11:00

Children’s sensitivity to the ambiguity of embedded questions

Lyn Tieu, École Normale Supérieure, PSL Research University, Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique

Alexandre Cremers, École Normale Supérieure, PSL Research University, Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique

Emmanuel Chemla, École Normale Supérieure, PSL Research University, Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique 

11:00-12:30

Poster session

location: Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center,  Rever Alumni Hall of Fame

12:30-1:30

Lunch break

 

Special session, part 1

chair: William Idsardi

location: Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Benjamin Banneker Room

1:35-2

Introductory remarks

Howard Lasnik, University of Maryland

2:00-3:00

Rage against the Machine

Charles Yang, University of Pennsylvania 

3:00-3:30

Indirect Positive Evidence in the Acquisition of a Subset Grammar in Phonology

Misha Schwartz, McGill University

Heather Goad, McGill University

3:30-3:45

Coffee break

3:45-4:15

Learning tiers for long-distance phonotactics

Adam Jardine, University of Delaware 

4:15-5:15

Phonological Learning with Output-Driven Maps

Bruce Tesar, Rutgers University

5:15-5:45

Discussion session

led by William Idsardi, University of Maryland
Saturday, February 21st

Time

Session

8:30-9:30

Breakfast

location: Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center,  Rever Alumni Hall of Fame

 

Special session, part 2

chairs: Jeffrey Lidz, Lara Ehrenhofer

location: Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, Heise Room

9:30-10:30

How to resolve ambiguities in syntax acquisition: three challenges

Janet Fodor, City University of New York, Graduate Center

10:30-11:00

How to Set the Compounding Parameter: New Evidence from IPL

William Snyder, University of Connecticut, Haskins Laboratories)

Diane Lillo-Martin, University of Connecticut, Haskins Laboratories

Letitia Naigles, University of Connecticut

11:00-11:15

Coffee break

11:15-11:45

Parameter Setting is Feasible

William Gregory Sakas, Hunter College, City University of New York

Robert C. Berwick, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Abel Corver, Harvard University

Rodrigo Wilkens, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul 

Charles Yang, University of Pennsylvania

11:45-12:45

Evaluation, use and refinement of knowledge representations through acquisition modeling

Lisa Pearl, University of California, Irvine 

12:45-1:15

Discussion session

led by Jeffrey Lidz, University of Maryland

1:15-2:45

Lunch break

 

Session 5

chair: Kasia Hitczenko

location: Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Prince George's Room

2:45-3:15

Children And Heritage Bilingual Adults Rely On Different Sources Of Information In PP-Attachment Ambiguity Resolution

Irina Sekerina, City University of New York, College of Staten Island

3:15-3:45

Use of allophonic cues to detect word-medial syllable boundaries

Erica Yoon, Stanford University

Heather Goad, McGill University

Jennifer McManus, McGill University

Elisa Bucurel, McGill University

Kristine Onishi, McGill University

3:45-4:00

Coffee break

 

Plenary address

location: Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Prince George's Room

4:00-5:00

Liliana Sanchez, Rutgers University

Crosslinguistic Influence and Modularity