A Complexity in Acquisition Workshop

University College Rm: 140 (see map at bottom)

Wednesday May 25th, 2016


 9:00     Coffee

 9:30     Opening remarks: The complexity project

              Ana T. Pérez-Leroux, University of Toronto

9:45       Plenary: Recursion Interfaces: How Maximum Simplicity Can Organize the Acquisition Path

              Tom Roeper, University of Massachusetts

10:45       Break

11:00       Bilingual Effects in Recursive Noun Phrases

                Erin Pettibone, Gabrielle Klassen & Ana T. Pérez-Leroux, University of Toronto

11:30    Children's use of relative clauses in recursive and non-recursive modification.  

               Gabrielle Klassen, Erin Hall, Ana T. Pérez-Leroux, Anny P. Castilla-Earls.  U. of Toronto & U. of Houston

12:00      Parameters and variation: the case of V2 relative clauses in German. 

                Emanuela Sanfelici, Petra Schulz, and Corinna Trabandt, Goethe University

12:30       Lunch

1:30          Telicity in SLI. Petra Schulz, Goethe University

2:15           On the development of complexity in Japanese nominal recursion

                  Kazuya Bamba, Midori Hayashi, Manami Hirayama & Ana T. Pérez-Leroux

2:45            Break

3:00             Experimental investigation of semantics and pragmatics in German relative clauses. 

                   Alex Thiel, Corinna Trabandt, Emanuela Sanfelici, Petra Schulz, Goethe University

3:30           The semantics of adjectives in acquisition: First insights from production. 

                  Merle Weicker, Goethe University

4:00            Plenary: Emergent parameters and syntactic complexity: new perspectives

                    Ian Roberts, Cambridge University (Joint work with Theresa Biberauer)

5:00           Closing Remarks 

                   Yves Roberge, University of Toronto

 This research is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

SSHRC 435-2014-2000 to A. T. Pérez-Leroux and Y. Roberge

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