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BUCLD 26: Proceedings of the 26th annual
Boston University Conference on Language Development

edited by Barbora Skarabela, Sarah Fish, and Anna H.-J. Do
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Front cover image   ix + 804 pages (2-volume set)
publication date: April 2002

ISBN 978-1-57473-072-2 paperback, $50.00
ISBN 978-1-57473-172-9 library binding, $96.00

 


The 26th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development took place November 2-4, 2001, in Boston, MA. The proceedings contain 69 papers from the conference, including the keynote address by Daniel Dinnsen.



Contents
Volume 1

A Reconsideration of Children's Phonological Representations
    Daniel A. Dinnsen      1-23

Determiner Omission in Language Acquisition and 
Language Impairment: Syntactic and Discourse Factors
    Sergio Baauw, Esterella de Roo, and Sergey Avrutin      24-35

The Effect of Perceived Phonetic Similarity on 
Non-Native Sound Learning by Children and Adults
    Wendy Baker, Pavel Trofimovich, 
    Molly Mack, and James E. Flege      36-47

Inflecting Denominal Verbs: The Role of Semantics
    Shoba Bandi-Rao      48-59

Error Patterns and Transfer in Spanish-English 
Bilingual Phonological Development
    Jessica A. Barlow      60-71

Learning Multiple Regularities: Evidence from 
Overgeneralization Errors in the German Plural
    Heike Behrens      72-83

Verb Raising in Spanish: A Comparison of Early and Late Bilinguals
    Joyce Bruhn de Garavito      84-94

Holism and Locative Argument Structure 
in Korean-English Bilingual Grammars
    Myong-Hee Choi and Usha Lakshmanan      95-106

Attention to Different Cues in Noun Learning: 
The Effect of English vs. Spanish Mass/Count Syntax
    Eliana Colunga and Michael Gasser      107-117

Explaining Constraint Demotion in a Developing System
    Suzanne Curtin and Kie Zuraw      118-129

The Form and Interpretation of Finite 
and Non-Finite Verbs in Swahili
    Kamil Ud Deen and Nina Hyams      130-141

Learning Verb-Argument Structure: Rules and Construction Effects
    Katherine Demuth, 'Malillo Machobane, 
    Francina Moloi, and Christopher Odato      142-153

Production of Causal Explanations by Children 
with Language Impairments: What Is Difficult and Why?
    Morag L. Donaldson, Jennifer Reid, and Claire Murray      154-165

On the Acquisition of German nicht 'not' as Sentential Negation: 
Evidence from Negative Polarity Items
    Heiner Drenhaus      166-174

Intraphrasal Code-Switching: Evidence for Parallel Systems 
in a Child Learning Chinese and English
    Hang Du      175-186

Learning to Read French: 
When Does Phonological Decoding Matter?
    Daphne Ducharme and Rachel I. Mayberry      187-196

Finiteness and Parallelism: Assessing the Generality 
of Knowledge about English Ellipsis in SLA
    Nigel Duffield and Ayumi Matsuo      197-207

The Subset Problem in L2 Perceptual Development: 
Multiple-Category Assimilation by Dutch Learners of Spanish
    Paola Escudero and Paul Boersma      208-219

A Structural Account of Onset Cluster Reduction
    Heather Goad and Yvan Rose      220-231

When Comprehension Meets Production
    Beverly A. Goldfield      232-242

Why No Child or Adult Must Learn De Morgan's Laws
    Andrea Gualmini and Stephen Crain      243-254

First Language Attrition: The Effects of Second Language
    Ayse Gürel      255-265

On the Dissociation of the Nominal and the Verbal 
Functional Domains in French Language Impairment
    Cornelia Hamann, Marina Arabatzi, Lara Baranzini, 
    Stéphany Cronel-Ohayon, Laurence Chillier, 
    Sébastien Dubé, Julie Franck, Ulrich Frauenfelder, 
    Luigi Rizzi, Michal Starke, and Pascal Zesiger      267-277

The Robustness of Non-English Sequences 
in Created Gesture Systems
    Amy J. Hammond and Susan Goldin-Meadow      278-289

Dominant Grammatical Cues (But Not Weak) 
Survive Cross-Language Interference in 
Early Second Language Acquisition
    Catherine L. Harris, Vicki A. Pardallis, and Triada Frangou      290-301

The Acquisition of Spanish Reflexive se in 
Transitive Verb-Argument Structures and Singularity
    Miren Hodgson      302-313

Lexical Neighborhood Effects in 17-Month-Old Word Learning
    George Hollich, Peter W. Jusczyk, and Paul A. Luce      314-323

Is Verb Learning Easier than Noun Learning for 
Japanese Children? 3-Year-Old Japanese Children's 
Knowledge about Object Names and Action Names
    Mutsumi Imai, Etsuko Haryu, and Hiroyuki Okada      324-335

Joint Attention and the Development of the 
Use of Demonstrative Pronouns in Turkish
    Aylin C. Küntay and Asli Özyürek      336-347

Longitudinal Study of Language Acquisition 
in Two Children with Williams Syndrome
    Yonata Levy      348-358

Learnability and the Statistical Structure of Language: 
Poverty of Stimulus Arguments Revisited
    John D. Lewis and Jeffrey L. Elman      359-370

Mapping Words to Actions and Events: 
How Do 18-Month-Olds Learn a Verb?
    Mandy J. Maguire, Elizabeth A. Hennon, 
    Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, 
    Carly B. Slutzky, and Jennifer Sootsman      371-382

Bilingual Babbling: Evidence for Language 
Differentiation in Dual Language Acquisition
    Blagovesta Maneva and Fred Genesee      383-392

Volume 2

Iconic Versus Motoric Determinants 
of the Form of Children's Early Signs
    Richard P. Meier, Adrianne Cheek, 
    and Christopher J. Moreland      393-405

Preschool Logic: Truth and Felicity 
in the Acquisition of Quantification
    Julien Musolino and Jeffrey Lidz      406-416

Generalizing Novel Verbs to Different Structures: 
Evidence for the Importance of Understanding Meaning
    Letitia R. Naigles, Edith L. Bavin, and Melissa A. Smith      417-428

Beyond Sarcasm: Intonation and Context as 
Relational Cues in Children's Recognition of Irony
    Constantine Nakassis and Jesse Snedeker      429-440

The Role of Frequency in Acquisition of 
English and Chinese Compounds by Bilingual Children
    Elena Nicoladis and Hui Yin      441-452

The Pragmatic Development of and
    Ira A. Noveck and Florelle Chevaux      453-463

Benefits of Childhood Language Experience 
for Adult L2-Learners' Phonology
    Janet S. Oh, Terry K. Au, and Sun-Ah Jun      464-472

Cross-Language Blending of /l/ Gestures 
by Korean-English Bilingual Children
    Sunyoung Oh      473-484

The Acquisition of Implicit Arguments 
in Japanese and Related Matters
    Reiko Okabe and Tetsuya Sano      485-499

Speech-Gesture Relationship across 
Languages and in Second Language Learners: 
Implications for Spatial Thinking and Speaking
    Asli Özyürek      500-509

Evidential Morphology and Theory of Mind
    Anna Papafragou and Peggy Li      510-520

Native vs. Non-Native Knowledge of the 
Effects of Discourse Status on Word Order
    Hyeson Park and Lan Zhang      521-532

A Typology of Cluster Reduction: Conflicts with Sonority
    Joe Pater and Jessica Barlow      533-544

Knowledge of Binding in Down Syndrome
    Alexandra Perovic      545-556

Linguistically Distinct Sensitive Periods 
for Second Language Acquisition
    George M.J. Perry and Catherine L. Harris      557-566

Biliterate and Mathematical Performance in an 
Intensified French Immersion Education Program: 
Some Evidence for the Interdependence Hypothesis
    Kenneth Reeder and Monique Bournot-Trites      567-571

Simultaneous Acquisition of German and Italian: 
A Longitudinal Study of Bilingual Children of Pre-School Age
    Manola Salustri      572-583

The Interaction of Lexical-Semantics, Syntax, 
and Discourse in the Acquisition of Factivity
    Petra Schulz      584-595

Infants' and Toddlers' Comprehension of 
Subject and Object Wh-Questions
    Amanda Seidl and George Hollich      596-607

Effects of Variability on Infant Word Recognition
    Leher Singh, Heather Bortfeld, and James L. Morgan      608-619

The Role of Joint Attention in 
Argument Realization in Child Inuktitut
    Barbora Skarabela and Shanley Allen      620-630

On Aspectual Shifts in L2 Spanish
    Roumyana Slabakova and Silvina Montrul      631-642

English-Learning Toddlers' Sensitivity to 
Agreement Morphology in Receptive Grammar
    Melanie Soderstrom, Kenneth Wexler, and Peter Jusczyk      643-652

Young Children's Sensitivity to Discourse Cues 
in On-Line Pronoun Interpretation
    Hyun-joo Song and Cynthia Fisher      653-664

Lexical Influences on Interword Variation
    Holly L. Storkel and Judith A. Gierut      665-676

Preposition Stranding and the Compounding Parameter: 
A Developmental Perspective
    Koji Sugisaki and William Snyder      677-688

Contexts of Verbal Inflection Dropping in Inuktitut Child Speech
    Mary D. Swift and Shanley E.M. Allen      689-700

Acquisition of Verb Argument Structure: 
Canonical Mapping or Verb-by-Verb?
    Sigal Uziel-Karl      701-711

Restructuring the CP in L2 German
    Anne Vainikka and Martha Young-Scholten      712-722

The Acquisition of Topic Constructions in L2 Spanish
    Elena Valenzuela      723-733

Tense Comprehension in Child Dutch
    Suzanne van der Feest and Angeliek van Hout      734-745

Not by Perception Alone: Conceptual and Semantic 
Factors Underlying Children's Extension of Novel Adjectives
    Sandra R. Waxman      746-757

Morphological Variability in Endstate L2 Grammars: 
The Question of L1 Influence
    Lydia White      758-768

The Acquisition of Wh/Every Interaction in English
    Kyoko Yamakoshi      769-780

The Syntax-Discourse Interface and the Interpretation 
of Pronominals by Dutch-Speaking Children
    Shalom Zuckerman, Nada Vasic, and Sergey Avrutin      781-792

Morphosyntax Is Easy, Discourse/Pragmatics Is Hard
    Natalie Batman-Ratyosyan and Karin Stromswold      793-804

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