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BUCLD 44: Proceedings of the 44th annual
Boston University Conference on Language Development

edited by Megan M. Brown and Alexandra Kohut

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Front cover image   ix + 758 pages (2-volume set)
publication date: 2020

ISBN 978-1-57473-057-9 paperback, $84.00


This two-volume set includes talks and posters from the 44th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, held November 7-10, 2019.

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Volume 1

    Megan M. Brown and Alexandra Kohut
    ix (complete pdf)

Language Assessment of Bilingual Arabic-German Heritage and Refugee Children: Comparing Performance on LITMUS Repetition Tasks
    Lina Abed Ibrahim, Cornelia Hamann, and István Fekete
    1-17 (complete pdf)

Understanding Is (Understanding by) Seeing: Visual Perception Verbs in Child Language
    Norielle Adricula and Bhuvana Narasimhan
    18-27 (complete pdf)

Anaphoric that: Difference between Adults and Children
    Dorothy Ahn and Sudha Arunachalam
    28-39 (complete pdf)

The Impact of Bilingualism on Theory of Mind and Executive Functions in TD and ASD
    Eleni Baldimtsi, Eleni Peristeri, Ianthi Maria Tsimpli, and Stephanie Durrleman
    40-52 (complete pdf)

Parents as Partners: The Early Identification of Children at Risk of Developmental Language Disorders Using Valid Parent Questionnaires
    Roxanne Bélanger, Chantal Mayer-Crittenden, and Michèle Minor-Corriveau
    53-62 (complete pdf)

Delayed Language Exposure Has a Negative Impact on Receptive Vocabulary Skills in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children despite Early Use of Hearing Technology
    Emily Carrigan and Marie Coppola
    63-76 (complete pdf)

The Acquisition of Mandarin Relative Clauses and Binding by Heritage Speakers and Second Language Learners
    Chung-yu Chen
    77-90 (complete pdf)

Comprehending and: The Acquisition of English Conjunction in Child Language
    Sherry Yong Chen, Filipe Hisao Kobayashi, Loes Koring, Cory Bill, Leo Rosenstein, and Martin Hackl
    91-104 (complete pdf)

Pronoun Advantage in L2 Relative Clause Processing
    Jinsun Choe and Kamil Ud Deen
    105-113 (complete pdf)

Grammatical Principles Guide Infants' Interpretation of Noun Phrase References
    Emeryse Emond and Rushen Shi
    114-127 (complete pdf)

Second Language Learning in Early Childhood: Creating a Language Intervention for Infant Education Centers in Madrid
    Naja Ferjan Ramírez and Patricia K. Kuhl
    128-139 (complete pdf)

Resolving Pronouns with Multiple Cues: Children Use Pragmatics before Morphology
    Hannah Forsythe
    140-153 (complete pdf)

Investigating the Hypothesis Space for Children's Interpretations of Comparatives
    Megan Gotowski and Kristen Syrett
    154-167 (complete pdf)

Bayesian Analysis as Alternative to Frequentist Methods: A Demonstration with Data from Language-Impaired Children's Relative Clause Processing
    Yair Haendler, Romy Lassotta, Anne Adelt, Nicole Stadie, Frank Burchert, and Flavia Adani
    168-181 (complete pdf)

Long-Distance Wh-questions in French Children: Revisiting Computational Complexity
    Bart Hollebrandse, Stéphanie Durrleman, Luigi Rizzi, and Angeliek van Hout
    182-190 (complete pdf)

Singing Facilitates Word Learning and Memory
    Dominique Horn, Peyton Jennings, Tatiana Mcgraw, Peng Zhou, and Weiyi Ma
    191-195 (complete pdf)

Examining the Effect of Structural Priming on Three Different Populations: Spanish Native Speakers, Spanish L2 Learners, and Spanish Heritage Speakers
    Irati Hurtado and Silvina Montrul
    196-209 (complete pdf)

Word Order and Information Structure in Russian as a Heritage or Second Language
    Tania Ionin, Maria Goldshtein, Tatiana Luchkina, and Sofya Styrina
    210-223 (complete pdf)

No Revision Required, Still Difficult to Interpret: Japanese Children's Comprehension of Verb-Initial Passives
    Megumi Ishikawa, Takane Ito, and Takuya Goro
    224-237 (complete pdf)

The L1 Acquisition of Dislocation in French: A Usage-Based Analysis of Information Structure
    Morgane Jourdain, Emmanuelle Canut, and Karen Lahousse
    238-251 (complete pdf)

A Multiple Cue Explanation of Collective Interpretations with each
    Anna de Koster, Jennifer Spenader, Jakub Dotlačil, and Petra Hendriks
    252-265 (complete pdf)

The Emergence of Full and Reduced Clefts in French L1
    Karen Lahousse and Morgane Jourdain
    266-279 (complete pdf)

Speech Rates Differentiate Nouns and Verbs in Child-Surrounding and Child-Produced Speech: Evidence from Chintang
    Nicholas A. Lester, Balthasar Bickel, Steven Moran, and Sabine Stoll
    280-293 (complete pdf)

Acquisition of Recursion in Child Mandarin
    Daoxin Li, Xiaolu Yang, Thomas Roeper, Michael Wilson, Rong Yin, Jaieun Kim, Emma Merritt, Diego Lopez, and Austin Tero
    294-307 (complete pdf)

Learning Words with Lexical Tone: Is Manipulation of Attentional Focus Beneficial?
    Wenyi Ling and Theres Grüter
    308-321 (complete pdf)

Late Intervention Effects in the Acquisition of Mandarin Sluice-like Constructions
    Minqi Liu, Nina Hyams, and Victoria Mateu
    322-335 (complete pdf)

Environmental Factors and Sentence Complexity in Child Second Language Acquisition
    Susan Logue, Christina Sevdali, Raffaella Folli, and Juliana Gerard
    336-348 (complete pdf)

Parental Language, Functional Utterance Type, and Play Context Impact Children's Usage of an Endangered Ancestral Language
    Cass Lowry, Peri Yuksel, and Patricia J. Brooks
    349-362 (complete pdf)

Volume 2

How Do Children Become Flexible in Their Use of Grammatical Categories? The Aspect Hypothesis Revisited
    Jekaterina Mažara and Sabine Stoll
    363-375 (complete pdf)

The Interaction of Morphological Cues in Bilingual Sentence Processing: An Eye-Tracking Study
    Natalia Meir, Olga Parshina, and Irina A. Sekerina
    376-389 (complete pdf)

Mandarin-Learning Two-Year-Olds' Online Processing of Classifier-Noun Agreement
    Miao Miao, Xiaolu Yang, and Rushen Shi
    390-401 (complete pdf)

The Meaning of Case: Morphosyntactic Bootstrapping and Icelandic Datives
    Iris Nowenstein, Sigríður Sigurjónsdóttir, Charles Yang, Anton Karl Ingason, and Joel Wallenberg
    402-415 (complete pdf)

Using SEM to Identify Direct and Indirect Influences on Cognitive and Language Development of Toddlers from Low-Income Families
    Teresa M. Ober and Patricia J. Brooks
    416-429 (complete pdf)

Acquisition of Perspective and Empathy Verbs in Japanese
    Akari Ohba and Kamil Ud Deen
    430-443 (complete pdf)

L2 Acquisition of the Specificity of Japanese Numeral Quantifiers
    Tokiko Okuma
    444-456 (complete pdf)

The Input to Verb Learning in Japanese: Picture Books for Syntactic Bootstrapping
    Naho Orita, Asumi Suzuki, and Yuichiro Matsubayashi
    457-464 (complete pdf)

The Ergative Subject Preference in the Acquisition of Wh-questions in Tongan
    Koichi Otaki, Manami Sato, Hajime Ono, Koji Sugisaki, Noriaki Yusa, Soana Kaitapu, 'Ana Heti Veikune, Peseti Vea, Yuko Otsuka, and Masatoshi Koizumi
    465-478 (complete pdf)

The Relative Scope of Connectives and Negation in Japanese Children
    Shuki Otani, Andreea C. Nicolae, Mana Asano, Yoichi Miyamoto, and Kazuko Yatsushiro
    479-491 (complete pdf)

The Development of a Sense of an Ending
    Raymond Patt, Laura Wagner, and Sudha Arunachalam
    492-502 (complete pdf)

On the Generality of the Agent-First Strategy
    Tetsuya Sano
    503-507 (complete pdf)

Resultative Event Representations in Dutch Children and Adults: Does Describing Events Help Memory?
    Miguel Santín, Ciara Hobbelink, Monique Flecken, and Angeliek van Hout
    508-521 (complete pdf)

Child Cross-linguistic Influence and Adult L1 Transfer: Same or Different?
    Jeannette Schaeffer, Sanne Berends, Aafke Hulk, and Petra Sleeman
    522-532 (complete pdf)

A Noisy Channel Model for Systematizing Unpredictable Input Variation
    Jordan J. Schneider, Laurel Perkins, and Naomi H. Feldman
    533-547 (complete pdf)

Children Are Sensitive to the Default Verb Order in German Subordinate Clauses: Evidence from 'because' Clauses in Spontaneous Speech
    Petra Schulz and Emanuela Sanfelici
    548-561 (complete pdf)

Tense and Finiteness in Contemporary Child Pidgin (Hawai'i Creole): Distinguishing between Developmental Language Disorder and Language Difference
    Bethany Faye Schwartz, Christine E. Fiestas, and Theres Grüter
    562-571 (complete pdf)

Hierarchical Structure Dependence in Infants at the Early Stage of Syntactic Acquisition
    Rushen Shi, Emeryse Emond, and Sophia Badri
    572-585 (complete pdf)

The Agent-First Strategy and Word Order: Children's Comprehension of Right Dislocations and Clefts in Japanese
    Hiroyuki Shimada, Yuko Masaki, Rika Okada, Akari Ohba, Kanako Ikeda, and Kyoko Yamakoshi
    586-595 (complete pdf)

Children Need More Information for Comprehension: Limits on the Agent-First Preference in Korean
    Gyu-Ho Shin, Kamil Ud Deen, and William O'Grady
    596-605 (complete pdf)

Contact without Contact: English Digital Language Input and Its Effects on L1 Icelandic
    Sigríður Sigurjónsdóttir, Iris Nowenstein, Thorbjörg Thorvaldsdóttir, and Dagbjört Guðmundsdóttir
    606-619 (complete pdf)

Socioemotional Wellbeing Influences Bilingual and Biliteracy Development: Evidence from Syrian Refugee Children
    Adriana Soto-Corominas, Johanne Paradis, Redab Al Janaideh, Irene Vitoroulis, Xi Chen, Katholiki Georgiades, Jennifer Jenkins, and Alexandra Gottardo
    620-633 (complete pdf)

Are Universal Quantifier Errors and Errors with only Related?
    Jennifer Spenader, Anna de Koster, Bart Hollebrandse, and Petra Hendriks
    634-647 (complete pdf)

The Acquisition of Prosodic Focus-Identification: The Role of Variation in Focus-Marking
    Balázs Surányi and Lilla Pintér
    648-661 (complete pdf)

Are Infants Sensitive to Informant Reliability in Word Learning?
    Alayo Tripp, Naomi Feldman, and William Idsardi
    662-676 (complete pdf)

The Pragmatics of Wh-in-situ Questions in Brazilian Portuguese: Data from Child and Adult Language
    Clariana Vieira and Elaine Grolla
    677-690 (complete pdf)

Scalar Implicatures and Children's Logical Reasoning
    Renato Caruso Vieira
    691-702 (complete pdf)

The Task Clears the Path for Comprehension: The Acquisition of Case in Russian
    Sofja Volkova, Raffaella Folli, Christina Sevdali, and Juliana Gerard
    703-716 (complete pdf)

Spontaneous Production of Adjectival Resultatives and N-N Compounds in Child English
    Shuyan Wang, Yasuhito Kido, and William Snyder
    717-723 (complete pdf)

Not Everything Needs to Be Big or Small: Evidence from Children's Interpretation of Vague Adjectives
    Merle Weicker and Petra Schulz
    724-737 (complete pdf)

Development of Syntax-Discourse Interface Knowledge in 3- to 6-Year-Old Mandarin Chinese Speaking Children
    Yuan Xie, Sergey Avrutin, and Peter Coopmans
    738-748 (complete pdf)

The Acquisition of Argument-Roles in Nominalizations
    Kazuko Yatsushiro and Artemis Alexiadou
    749-758 (complete pdf)

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