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Specificity and longevity of infant statistical learning

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African American English and early literacy: A comparison of approaches to quantifying nonmainstream dialect use

 

Do children know WHanything? Acquisition of Mandarin wh-indefinites

Abstract: Unlike English wh-words like “what”, Mandarin wh-words have both an interrogative and an indefinite interpretation, as shown in (1). 

(1)   Xiaoxiao mei chi shenme.
       Xiaoxiao NEG eat what

a.     Interrogative: What didn’t Xiaoxiao eat?
b.     Indefinite: Xiaoxiao didn’t eat anything/much. 

Known and unknown in infants' language learning: a story of perception, categorization, and inference

Lunch available at 12:15, first talk begins promptly at 12:30. 

DOUBLE HEADER!

Kathleen Oppenheimer (HESP)

Effects of Verb Bias and Plausibility on Children's Processing of Ambiguous Sentences

 

Variation and learnability in constraints on wh-movement

 
Endless Possibilities: The Development of Possibility and Necessity in Cognition, Language, and Society
 
Invited speakers:

All are cordially invited to a reception for Janet Werker at the Language Science Center. (Her talk is at 10:15am in 1103 Bioscience Research Building.) 

 

Lunch talk double-header!


Mina Hirzel (LING) 

Young children’s elicited productions of modal words: children differentiate modal “flavors” and forces

 

Meaning Through the Ages

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