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GURT 2007 Conference Schedule

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Thursday, March 8, 2007 - GURT 2007 Conference Schedule

12:00- 5:00

Registration

5:00-5:15 Welcoming Remarks, Bunn Intercultural Center (ICC) Auditorium - Prof. Alfonso Morales-Front, Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese

5:15-6:15

Plenary Address, Bunn Intercultural Center (ICC) Auditorium - Prof. Kai von Fintel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “‘If': The biggest little word

6:15-7:30

ICC Galleria - Opening Reception

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Friday, March 9, 2007 - GURT 2007 Conference Schedule

8:30-9:00

Continental Breakfast (ICC Galleria)

9:00-10:00

Plenary Address, Bunn Intercultural Center (ICC) Auditorium - Prof. Thomas D. Cravens, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “ Little words: Where they come from and where they go”

10:00-10:15

Coffee Break (ICC Galleria)

10:15-12:15

ICC 103, Session A
Chair: Michael Ferreira

ICC 107, Session B
Chair: Mark Shea

ICC 108, Session C
Chair: Ashley Fidler

10:15-10:45

Maire Noonan
McGill University
“Little big 'da'”

Nattama Pongpairoj
University of York
“Are L2 English article choices UG-regulated?”

Stefan Kaufmann
Northwestern University
Misa Miyachi
University of Chicago
“Case marking and the modal dimension of temporal expressions”

10:45-11:15

Ana C. P. Bastos
University of Connecticut
“Ethical pronouns in Brazilian Portuguese”

Natalie Batmanian
Hunter College , CUNY
Virginia Valian
Hunter College , CUNY
Susan Sayehli
Lundt University
“Inclusion of auxililiaries by beginning learners”

Michael F. Thomas
University of Colorado , Boulder
“Tense, aspect and adjuncts: An analysis of 'By' temporal adjuncts”

11:15-11:45

Adolfo Ausín
Michigan State University
“Spanish clitics, Binding and UG”

 

Marta Tecedor Cabrero
University of Iowa
“Clitics in the initial State of English-Spanish Interlanguage ”

 

 

11:45-12:15

Alejandra González-Pérez
The Ohio State University
“The evolution of the pronoun ‘le' and the preposition ‘a' in Spanish: A diachronic analysis”

Joel Walters
Bar-llan University
Carmit Atman
Bar-llan University
Zhanna Feldman-Burstein
Bar-llan University
Olga Gupol
Bar-llan University
“Frequency, function and appropriateness of discourse markers in second language acquisition”

 

12:15-2:00

Lunch

1:00-3:00

Poster Session A (ICC Galleria)

Mohammad Anani, University of Jordan, “Backchannel signals in Jordanian Arabic”

Jessica Cancila and Stefania Giannini, Universita per Stranieri di Perugia, “Acquisition of Italian clitics by English adult learners”

Minta Marie Elsman and Eric Holt, University of South Carolina, “An OT analysis of preposition + article contraction (and leveling) in medieval Castile

Yunkyoung Kang, Georgetown University, "Categorization and cognition: Noun classifiers in Korean"

Mehrnoush Larimi and Ahmad Moinzadeh, University of Isfahan, “An investigation of "word-order" parameter similarity across first and third languages: A study on attributive adjectives in Mazandarani L1 and English L3 noun phrases”

Yuh-Huey Lin, National Sun Yat-sen University, “Preparatory modals: Cross-linguistic and cross-situational variations in request modification”

Ivan Ortega-Santos, University of Maryland at College Park, “On expletives and checking relations"

Lisa Rochman, Ben Gurion University, “On floating quantifier placement: A phonological approach”

Irene Theodoropoulou, King's College London, “The use of interjections in comics”

Omar Velazquez-Mendoza and Raul Aranovich, University of California Davis, “Personal a and "Antidative" in Spanish”

2:00-4:00

ICC 103, Session D
Chair: Francisco Fernández- Rubiera

ICC 107, Session E
Chair: Cristina Sanz

ICC 108 – Colloquium: The role of "little words" in agrammatism
Organizers:
JungMoon Hyun
CUNY – Graduate Center
Loraine K. Obler
CUNY – Graduate Center

2:00-2:30

Hamid Ouali
University of Wisconsin , Milwaukee
“The syntax of object clitics in Berber”

 

Jorge Aguilar- Sánchez
Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Indiana University , Bloomington
“A new approach to the study of the acquisition of pragmatic competence: The case of Spanish and usted

Loraine K. Obler
CUNY – Graduate Center
Mira Goral
Lehman College & CUNY - Graduate Center
Erika Levy
Columbia University
Eyal Cohen
Independent Scholar
“Little-word problems in a second language”

Seija Pekkala
University of Helsinki
“Little words in Finnish agrammatism” 

Barbara O'Connor
CUNY – Graduate Center
“Production of the copula verbs be, ser and estar in Spanish-English bilingual speakers with agrammatic aphasia”

Sethu Karthikeyan
CUNY – Graduate Center
Hia Datta
CUNY - Graduate Center
“Agrammatism in Kannada”

JungMoon Hyun
CUNY – Graduate Center
“Function words impairment in Chinese”

Martin R. Gitterman
CUNY – Graduate Center
Loraine K. Obler
CUNY – Graduate Center
“Little words, agrammatism, and the difference/disorder distinction”

2:30-3:00

Andrea Stiasny
University of Michigan & Oakland University
“Clitic placement in Croatian and Spanish”

 

Piibi-Kai Kivik
Indiana University , Bloomington
“Estonian see 'this/that/it' in second language acquisition”

 

3:00-3:30

Luis Saez
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
“Applicative phrases hosting accusative clitics”

 

Julieta Saad Alos
Heriot Watt University
“The explicit use of discourse markers in Arabic”

 

3:30-4:00

 

 

 

 

4:00-4:15

Coffee Break (ICC Galleria)

4:15-6:15

ICC 103, Session G
Chair: John Beavers

ICC 107, Session H
Chair: Tom Walsh

ICC 108, Session I
Chair: Christine Varoutsos

4:15-4:45

Hui-Chin Tsai
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
“Additive adverbs and coordinators in Chinese: A case study of Ye 'also', Erqie 'and' and He 'and'”

Jesso Elana Aaron
University of Florida
Esther Brown
University of Colorado at Boulder
“¡Ojala fuera asina!: Asi-asina variation in sociohistorical perspective”

Kaoru Amino
Kyusyu University
“The pragmatic usage of contrastive connectives as turn-taking strategies in Japanese conversation”

 

4:45-5:15

Teresa Lee
University of Virginia
“The resultative marker -key and a case alternation”

Osamu Ishiyama
University at Buffalo – SUNY
“Pathways to personal pronouns in Japanese”

Lawrence Williams
University of North Texas
“Pragmatic variation of French second person pronouns in online advertising”

5:15-5:45

Minjeong Son
CASTL & University of Tromso
“Event composition of directed motion in Korean and English”

Juhani Rudanko
University of Tampere
“The little word ‘to' as a key to recent grammatical change”

Stephanie Pellet
Wake Forest University
“The pragmatics of French discourse markers donc and alors”

5:45-6:15

Jong Un Park
Georgetown University
“Distributivity effects of the plural marker -tul in Korean”

Jessica Robles
University of San Francisco
“Quotative like: Diffusion, grammaticalization and social usefulness"

Lourdes Torres
DePaul University
Kim Potowski
University of Illinois, Chicago
“Bilingual discourse markers in Chicago Spanish”

6:15-6:30

Break

6:30-7:30

Plenary Address, Bunn Intercultural Center (ICC) Auditorium - Prof. Claire Lefebvre, Université du Québec à Montréal , “Saramaccan taa , a small word with several functions”

7:30-9:00

ICC Galleria - Reception

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Saturday, March 10, 2007 - GURT 2007 Conference Schedule

8:30-9:00

Continental Breakfast (ICC Galleria)

9:00-10:00

Plenary Address, Bunn Intercultural Center (ICC) Auditorium - Prof. Katherine Demuth, Brown University , “ Phonology-syntax interactions in acquisition”

10:00-10:15

Coffee Break (ICC Galleria)

10:15-12:15

ICC 103, Session J
Chair: Io-Kei Joaquim Kuong

ICC 107, Session K
Chair: Dominik Rus

ICC 108, Session L
Chair: Alexis Allen

10:15-10:45

Jaeshil Kim
University of California, Irivine
Mary Louise Kean
University of California , Irvine
“Little but multi-functional words: Classifiers”

Cristina D. Dye
Georgetown University
“A continuum in children's phonetic realizations of auxiliaries: Evidence from a new French corpus”

 

Kristin J. Van Engen
Northwestern University
“Coordinated pronoun variation in American English”

 

10:45-11:15

Kaori Furuya
CUNY – Graduate Center
“Pro determiner hypothesis”

 

Mary Louise Kean
University of California – Irvine
Yi-Min Tien
Chung Shan Medical University , Taichung , Taiwan
Andrew Chen
University of California – Irvine
“Classifier mastery in a sparse linguistic environment"

Bin Li
City University of Hong Kong
“Discourse functions of Mandarin utterance final particle NE in comparison with A”

 

11:15-11:45

Inma Taboada
Georgetown University & University of Illinois at Chicago
“[± deictic] demonstratives in Spanish: A difference in meaning and in structure”

Yarden Kedar
Cornell University
“What do little children know about little words? 12-month-old infants consult determiners in their grammatical processing of sentences”

Galina Bolden
Rutgers University
“So congratulations!”: The discourse marker “so” in American English conversation”

 

11:45-12:15

Heather Lee Taylor
University of Maryland, College Park
“The complementizer "the"”

 

Tanja Kupisch
University of Calgary
Neal Snape
University of Calgary
Ute Bohnacker
Lund University
Merete Anderssen
University of Tromsø
“Cross-linguistic variation in the acquisition of "Germanic" articles”

Yuh-Huey Lin
National Sun Yat-sen University
Variability in speech act intensifications”

12:15-2:00

Lunch

1:00-3:00

Poster Session B (ICC Galleria)

Jessica Cancila and Stefania Giannini, Universita per Stranieri di Perugia, “Acquisition of Italian clitics by English adult learners”

Alokparna Das, George Mason University, “Adpositions in code switching: Little words rule”

Minta Marie Elsman and Eric Holt, University of South Carolina, “ An OT analysis of preposition + article contraction (and leveling) in medieval Castile

Yunkyoung Kang, Georgetown University, "Categorization and cognition: Noun classifiers in Korean"

Mehrnoush Larimi and Ahmad Moinzadeh, University of Isfahan, “An investigation of "word-order" parameter similarity across first and third languages: A study on attributive adjectives in Mazandarani L1 and English L3 noun phrases”

Yuh-Huey Lin, National Sun Yat-sen University, “Preparatory modals: Cross-linguistic and cross-situational variations in request modification”

Lisa Rochman, Ben Gurion University, “On floating quantifier placement: A phonological approach”

Irene Theodoropoulou, King's College London, “The use of interjections in comics”

Omar Velazquez-Mendoza and Raul Aranovich, University of California Davis, “Personal a and "Antidative" in Spanish”

Zhiguo Xie, Cornell University, “The semantics of de as a modal in Mandarin”

2:00-4:00

ICC 103, Session M
Chair: Raffaella Zanuttini

ICC 107, Session N
Chair: Shelly Harris

ICC 108, Session O
Chair: Ronald Leow

2:00-2:30

Ji-Young Shim
CUNY – Graduate Center
“'Get' it? 'Got' it!”

John Beavers
Georgetown University
“Predicting argument realization from preposition semantics”

Melissa Bowles
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Silvina Montrul
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“Explicit instruction and the L2 acquisition of Differential Object Marking in Spanish”

2:30-3:00

Joanna Nykiel
University of Silesia, Poland
“A development in the "E" property of auxiliaries: Some observations about the history of Verb Phrase ellipsis”

Russell Lee-Goldman
UC Berkeley
“The relative proform "as"”

 

Maria J. de la Fuente
George Washington University
“The role of pedagogical tasks and focus on form on acquisition of discourse markers by advanced learners of Spanish”

3:00-3:30

Christopher Becker
University of Michigan
“A probe-goal account of case and agreement features in Russian copular structures”

Christopher Davis
University of Massachusetts , Amherst
“The Japanese particle yo : a lexicalized modifier of sentential strength”

Lauren Ross-Feldman
Georgetown University
Ana María Nuevo
Georgetown University and Carlos Rosario Public Charter School
Rebecca Adams
Victoria University of Wellington
“Learner-learner interaction and the development of locative prepositions”

3:30-4:00

Karine Megerdoomian
The MITRE Corporation
“The auxiliary clitic and sentential stress in Eastern Armenian”

Nicholas Gaylord
University of Texas , Austin
“The effects of a result state on auxiliary selection”

 

4:00-4:15

Coffee Break (ICC Galleria)

4:15-6:15

ICC 103, Session P
Chair: Inma Taboada

ICC 107, Session Q
Chair: Kassem Wahba

ICC 108, Session R
Chair: Natalia Jacobsen

4:15-4:45

Yasuhiro Sasahira
University of Wisconsin – Madison
“The negative morpheme "Na" as a universal adjective”

Karin Ryding
Georgetown University
“Arabic prepositions in space and time”

Donna L. Lillian
East Carolina University
“Token resistance: ‘Ms'. through three decades of feminist struggle”

4:45-5:15

Remus Gergel
Universität Tübingen
“The little DE of degree constructions”

Heather Littlefield
Northeastern University
“Figuring out English prepositions, particles, and prepositional adverbs: A fine-grained approach to the prepositional domain”

Laura Alba Juez
Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia
“'Little words' in small talk: Some considerations on the use of pragmatic markers ‘man' in English and ‘macho/tio' in Peninsular Spanish”

5:15-5:45

Alberto Pastor
Southern Methodist University
“Spanish "poco" and the split analysis of gradable adjectives”

Ridwan Wahid
University of New South Wales
“The nativization of 'the'”

Sigrun Biesenbach-Lucas
Georgetown University
“Little words that could … impact one's impression on others: Greetings and closings in institutional emails ”

5:45-6:15

Justin Kelly
Georgetown University
“The non-NPI use of 'yet': Effects on aspect and clausal structure”

 

Leslie Cochrane
Georgetown University
“Be + like: A pragmatic approach to the quotative"

6:15-6:30

Break

6:30-6:45 Student Awards Ceremony, Bunn Intercultural Center (ICC) Auditorium

6:45-7:45

Plenary Address, Bunn Intercultural Center (ICC) Auditorium - Prof. Jonathan D. Bobaljik, University of Connecticut , “ Comparative suppletion: 'Least' has more”

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Sunday, March 11, 2007 - GURT 2007 Conference Schedule

8:30-9:00

Continental Breakfast (ICC Galleria)

9:00-11:00

ICC 103, Session S
Chair: Kara Morgan-Short

ICC 107, Session T
Chair: Jeff Parrott

ICC 108, Session U
Chair: Alfonso Morales-Front

9:00-9:30

John Drury
School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, McGill University
Karsten Steinhauer
School of Communication Sciences & Disorders, McGill University
Roumyana Pancheva
Departments of Linguistics/Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Southern California
Paul Portner
Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University
Matthew Walenski
Department of Psychology, University of California , San Diego
Michael T. Ullman
Department of Neuroscience, Georgetown University
“Function words and logical semantic anomaly in the temporal dynamics of language comprehension: ERP evidence”

Agnieszka Lazorczyk
University of Southern California
Roumyana Pancheva
University of Southern California
“The history of Slavic ‘both'”

 

Natalia Jacobsen
Georgetown University
“Phonology of hesitation markers across languages”

 

9:30-10:00

Ljiljana Progovac
Wayne State University
“What is there when little words are not there: Possible implications for evolutionary studies”

Lisa M. Noetzel
Washington College
“Latin vadere/ire going, going, gone … to the future”

Glyne Piggott
McGill University
“Phonological cliticization: Evidence from the phonology and morphology of Ojibwa pronominal prefixes”

10:00-10:30

 

Takashi Nakajima
Toyama Prefectual University
“Root derivations on verbal nouns and their argument realization”

 

Loren A. Billings
National Chi Nan University
“Clitic pronouns in Central Philippine languages: How and perhaps why prosodic weight should determine their relative order”

10:30-11:00

 

 

Hitoshi Horiuchi
Brown University
“Extended heads and compound-internal phrases in Japanese”

Carol Lord
California State University Long Beach
Robert Berdan
California State University Long Beach
Michael Fender
California State University Long Beach
“Distinguishing function words from content words in children's oral reading”

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