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BUCLD 41: Proceedings of the 41st annual
Boston University Conference on Language Development

edited by Maria LaMendola and Jennifer Scott

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Front cover image   ix + 833 pages (2-volume set)
publication date: May 2017

ISBN 978-1-57473-076-0 paperback, $84.00
ISBN 978-1-57473-176-7 library binding, $160.00


This two-volume set contains talks and posters from the 41st annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, held November 4-6, 2016.

The entire proceedings is also available directly from this page with open access. The pdf file for each paper is identical to the printed edition. You can search the entire proceedings here using Google.

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Volume 1

A Note from the Proceedings Co-editors
    Maria LaMendola and Jennifer Scott
    ix (complete pdf)

Bilingual Arabic-German and Turkish-German Children with and without Specific Language Impairment: Comparing Performance in Sentence and Nonword Repetition Tasks
    Lina Abed Ibrahim and Cornelia Hamann
    1-17 (complete pdf)

Contextual Factors in Children's Calculation of Telicity
    Curt Anderson
    18-31 (complete pdf)

Modeling Phonetic Category Learning from Natural Acoustic Data
    Stephanie Antetomaso, Kouki Miyazawa, Naomi Feldman, Micha Elsner, Kasia Hitczenko, and Reiko Mazuka
    32-45 (complete pdf)

Factivity and At-Issueness in the Acquisition of forget and remember
    Athulya Aravind and Martin Hackl
    46-59 (complete pdf)

Now You Hear It, Now You Don't: Number Mismatch in the Comprehension of Relative Clauses in French
    Anamaria Bentea and Stephanie Durrleman
    60-73 (complete pdf)

Cross-linguistic Influence in Adult Second Language Learners: Dutch Quantitative Pronoun Constructions
    Sanne Berends, Jeannette Schaeffer, and Petra Sleeman
    74-87 (complete pdf)

What's a Foo? Toddlers Are Not Tolerant of Other Children's Mispronunciations
    Dana E. Bernier and Katherine S. White
    88-100 (complete pdf)

Lexical and Syntactic Effects on Auxiliary Selection: Evidence from Child French
    Veronica Boyce, Athulya Aravind, and Martin Hackl
    101-113 (complete pdf)

Modeling the Semantic Networks of School-Age Children with Specific Language Impairment and Their Typical Peers
    Patricia J. Brooks, Josita Maouene, Kevin Sailor, and Liat Seiger-Gardner
    114-127 (complete pdf)

Statistical Learning of Multiple Structures by 8-Month-Old Infants
    Federica Bulgarelli, Viridiana Benitez, Jenny Saffran, Krista Byers-Heinlein, and Daniel J. Weiss
    128-139 (complete pdf)

Intervention Effects in Korean: Experimental L1 Evidence
    Jiyoung Choi and Hamida Demirdache
    140-153 (complete pdf)

Acquisition and Processing of Mass Nouns in L2-English by L2 Learners from Generalized Classifier Languages: Evidence for the Role of Atomicity
    Sea Hee Choi and Tania Ionin
    154-167 (complete pdf)

Personal Pronouns and Verb Person Inflections: Relations with Linguistic Development and Social Understanding
    Anna Chromá and Filip Smolík
    168-178 (complete pdf)

The Role of Language Experience in Nonword Repetition Tasks in Young Bilingual Spanish-English Speaking Children
    Cynthia Core, Shreya Chaturvedi, and Diego Martinez-Nadramia
    179-185 (complete pdf)

Semantic Redistribution of Copulas ser and estar in Catalan/Spanish Bilingual Children
    Alejandro Cuza and Pedro Guijarro Fuentes
    186-198 (complete pdf)

Lexical Access in Monolingual and Bilingual Vocabulary Development
    Stephanie DeAnda, Kristi Hendrickson, Pascal Zesiger, Diane Poulin-Dubois, and Margaret Friend
    199-207 (complete pdf)

ERP Correlates of Cyclic Computations: Anaphora in Native and L2 French
    Laurent Dekydtspotter, Charlene Gilbert, Kate Miller, Mike Iverson, Tania Leal, and Isaiah Innis
    208-221 (complete pdf)

Handshape Preferences for Objects and Predicates in Central Taurus Sign Language
    Rabia Ergin and Diane Brentari
    222-235 (complete pdf)

Early Knowledge of Relative Clause Islands and Island Repair
    Michael Fetters and Jeffrey Lidz
    236-249 (complete pdf)

Top-Down Learning in the Acquisition of Pronouns
    Hannah Forsythe
    250-262 (complete pdf)

V-Stranding VP-Ellipsis in Child Japanese
    Yoshiki Fujiwara
    263-272 (complete pdf)

L2 Acquisition of High Vowel Deletion in Québec French
    Guilherme D. Garcia, Heather Goad, and Natália Brambatti Guzzo
    273-282 (complete pdf)

English Article Use in Bimodal Bilingual Children with Cochlear Implants: Effects of Language Transfer and Early Language Exposure
    Corina Goodwin, Kathryn Davidson, and Diane Lillo-Martin
    283-295 (complete pdf)

Second Language Learners' Greater Difficulty with Structural Processing Routines over Case Morphology in Processing Japanese Relative Clause Sentences
    Masahiro Hara
    296-308 (complete pdf)

Discrimination of Vowel-Harmonic vs Vowel-Disharmonic Words by Monolingual Turkish Infants in the First Year of Life
    Annette Hohenberger, Utku Kaya, and Aslı Altan
    309-322 (complete pdf)

Agent Control and the Acquisition of Event Culmination in Basque, Dutch, English, Spanish, and Mandarin
    Angeliek van Hout, María J. Arche, Hamida Demirdache, Isabel García del Real, Ainara García Sanz, Anna Gavarró, Lucía Gómez Marzo, Saar Hommes, Nina Kazanina, Jinhong Liu, Oana Lungu, Fabienne Martin, and Iris M. Strangmann
    323-332 (complete pdf)

The Bottleneck Hypothesis in L2 Acquisition: A Study of L1 Norwegian Speakers' Knowledge of Syntax and Morphology in L2 English
    Isabel Nadine Jensen, Roumyana Slabakova, and Marit Westergaard
    333-346 (complete pdf)

Bilingual Proficiency Influences the Relationship between Code-Switching and Task-Switching in 8-Year-Old English-Chinese Singaporean Children
    Carissa Kang and Barbara Lust
    347-356 (complete pdf)

Learning a Subtractive Morphological System: Statistics and Representations
    Vsevolod Kapatsinski
    357-372 (complete pdf)

Children's Understanding of Distributivity and Adjectives of Comparison
    Anna de Koster, Jakub Dotlačil, and Jennifer Spenader
    373-386 (complete pdf)

Information Structure in Child English: Contrastive Topicalization and the Dative Alternation
    Renato Lacerda
    387-400 (complete pdf)

Evidence for a Broad Notion of Source in Child Language
    Laura Lakusta, Malathi Thothathiri, Deanna Mendez, and Marija Marinkovic
    401-410 (complete pdf)

Volume 2

A Conceptual Account of Children's Difficulties Extending Adjectives across Basic-Level Kinds
    Alexander LaTourrette and Sandra Waxman
    411-423 (complete pdf)

Early Knowledge of the Interaction between Aspect and Quantification: Evidence from Child Cantonese
    Margaret Ka-yan Lei and Thomas Hun-tak Lee
    424-435 (complete pdf)

A Reduced Sensitivity to Tones in Young Tone Learners' Word Recognition
    Weiyi Ma, Liqun Gao, and Peng Zhou
    436-442 (complete pdf)

The Production of Clitic Left Dislocations by Italian-Speaking Children and the Role of Intervention
    Claudia Manetti and Adriana Belletti
    443-451 (complete pdf)

Cross-linguistic Influence in Bilingual Processing: An ERP Study
    Gita Martohardjono, Ian Phillips, Christen N. Madsen II, and Richard G. Schwartz
    452-465 (complete pdf)

Second Language Processing Efficiency: Experience and Cognitive Effects on L2 Morphosyntactic Integration and Anticipation
    Crystal Marull
    466-480 (complete pdf)

What Crosslinguistic Acquisition Differences Can Tell Us about Invisible Syntax: The Case of Spanish parecer
    Victoria E. Mateu
    481-494 (complete pdf)

Delay or Deviance: Old Question – New Evidence from Bilingual Children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI)
    Natalia Meir and Sharon Armon-Lotem
    495-508 (complete pdf)

Syntactic Prediction in L2 Comprehension: Evidence from Japanese Adverbials
    Sanako Mitsugi
    509-521 (complete pdf)

The (Non-)Effects of Pragmatics on Children's Passives
    Emma Nguyen and William Snyder
    522-531 (complete pdf)

Article Distribution in English/American Sign Language (ASL) Whispered Code-Blended Speech
    Vanessa Petroj
    532-545 (complete pdf)

Adult Outcomes of Early Child Second Language (L2) Acquisition: Differential Object Marking in the Child L2 Spanish of Catalan Natives
    Eloi Puig-Mayenco, David Miller, and Jason Rothman
    546-558 (complete pdf)

Language Activation in Child L2 Learners
    Mayra Chantal Ramirez and Catharine H. Echols
    559-562 (complete pdf)

Acquisition of Spanish Mood Selection in Complement Clauses
    Pablo E. Requena, Melisa Dracos, and Karen Miller
    563-575 (complete pdf)

Are Children with High-Functioning Autism Better at Syntax than Typically Developing Children? The Case of Dutch Object Relative Clauses
    Jeannette Schaeffer
    576-587 (complete pdf)

Ultimate Attainment at the Syntax-Discourse Interface: The Acquisition of Object Movement in Dutch
    Liz Smeets
    588-601 (complete pdf)

On the Nature of the Syntactic Condition on Ellipsis Sites: A View from Child English
    Koji Sugisaki and Hisao Kurokami
    602-614 (complete pdf)

Children's Non-isomorphic Interpretation in Japanese Conditionals
    Wataru Sugiura and Hiroyuki Shimada
    615-625 (complete pdf)

Acquisition of Recursive Possessives and Locatives within DPs in Japanese
    Akiko Terunuma, Miwa Isobe, Motoki Nakajima, Reiko Okabe, Shunichiro Inada, Sakumi Inokuma, and Terue Nakato
    626-636 (complete pdf)

Object Clitics in the Narratives of High-Functioning Children with Autism
    Arhonto Terzi, Anthi Zafeiri, Theodoros Marinis, and Konstantinos Francis
    637-650 (complete pdf)

Connecting the Exhaustivity of Clefts and the Homogeneity of Plural Definite Descriptions in Acquisition
    Lyn Tieu and Manuel Križ
    651-664 (complete pdf)

How Turkish-Speaking Children Interpret Pre-verbal sadece ('only'): The Role of Prosody and Pragmatics
    Simge Topaloğlu and Mine Nakipoğlu
    665-678 (complete pdf)

Statistical Learning from Accented Speech: A Bilingual Advantage
    Angeline Sin-Mei Tsui, Lucy C. Erickson, Erik D. Thiessen, and Christopher T. Fennell
    679-690 (complete pdf)

The Effects of Linguistic Context on Visual Attention while Learning Novel Verbs
    Matthew J. Valleau and Sudha Arunachalam
    691-705 (complete pdf)

The Role of Executive Control in Agreement Attraction in Monolingual and Bilingual Children
    Alma Veenstra, Kyriakos Antoniou, Napoleon Katsos, and Mikhail Kissine
    706-717 (complete pdf)

Representational Gesture as a Tool for Promoting Verb Learning in Young Children
    Elizabeth M. Wakefield, Casey Hall, Karin H. James, and Susan Goldin-Meadow
    718-729 (complete pdf)

Phonotactics and Alternations in the Acquisition of Japanese High Vowel Reduction
    James Whang and Frans Adriaans
    730-743 (complete pdf)

Prosodic Effects on Pronoun Interpretation in Italian
    Lydia White, Heather Goad, Jiajia Su, Liz Smeets, Marzieh Mortazavinia, Guilherme D. Garcia, and Natália Brambatti Guzzo
    744-752 (complete pdf)

The Unmarkedness of Plural: Crosslinguistic Data
    Kazuko Yatsushiro, Uli Sauerland, and Artemis Alexiadou
    753-765 (complete pdf)

The Acquisition of Number Agreement in What BE these/those Sentences under a Multidominance Framework
    Rong Yin
    766-779 (complete pdf)

Effects of Bilingualism on Children's Use of Social Cues in Word Learning
    W. Quin Yow, Xiaoqian Li, Sarah Lam, Teodora Gliga, Kok Hian Tan, Lynette Shek, Fabian Yap, Yap Seng Chong, and Birit F. P. Broekman
    780-793 (complete pdf)

Cross-linguistic Transfer: The Role of L1 Grammatical Morphology in L2 Reading Comprehension among ELLs from Low SES
    Elena Zaretsky
    794-805 (complete pdf)

Topicalization from Adjuncts in English vs. Chinese vs. Chinese-English Interlanguage
    Fred Zenker and Bonnie D. Schwartz
    806-819 (complete pdf)

How Misleading Cues Influence Referential Uncertainty in Statistical Cross-situational Learning
    Yayun Zhang and Chen Yu
    820-833 (complete pdf)

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