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BUCLD 40: Proceedings of the 40th annual
Boston University Conference on Language Development

edited by Jennifer Scott and Deb Waughtal
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Front cover image   vii + 456 pages (2-volume set)
publication date: December 2016

ISBN 978-1-57473-066-1 paperback, $64.00
ISBN 978-1-57473-166-8 library binding, $140.00


This two-volume set contains talks and alternates from the 40th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, held November 13-15, 2015. The posters from the conference are not included in the proceedings from Cascadilla Press; some are available in an on-line proceedings supplement from BU.

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
    Jennifer Scott and Deb Waughtal
    vii (complete pdf)

Subject-Object Asymmetries in the Acquisition of Clefts
    Athulya Aravind, Eva Freedman, Martin Hackl, and Ken Wexler
    1-17 (complete pdf)

Bilingual Children with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence from Oral Narratives and Non-verbal Executive Function Tasks
    Eleni Baldimtsi, Eleni Peristeri, Ianthi Maria Tsimpli, and Ageliki Nicolopoulou
    18-31 (complete pdf)

Syntactic Categories Derived from Frequent Frames Benefit Early Language Processing in English and ASL
    Galia Bar-Sever and Lisa Pearl
    32-46 (complete pdf)

Maternal Overlap Predicts Language Outcomes for Typical and Late-Talking Children
    Elizabeth S. Che, Maria F. Alarcon, Francis D. Yannaco, and Patricia J. Brooks
    47-60 (complete pdf)

The Role of Caregivers' Tense and Aspectual Distinctions on Children's Later Acquisition
    Iris Chin and Letitia R. Naigles
    61-74 (complete pdf)

Bootstrapping the Syntactic Bootstrapper
    Anne Christophe, Isabelle Dautriche, Alex de Carvalho, and Perrine Brusini
    75-88 (complete pdf)

Syntactic Cues Alone in Adjective Learning
    Michael Clauss and Jeremy Hartman
    89-100 (complete pdf)

Linguistic and Cognitive Factors in Elicited Imitation Tasks: A Study with Mono- and Biliterate Greek-Albanian Bilingual Children
    Ifigeneia Dosi, Despina Papadopoulou, and Ianthi Maria Tsimpli
    101-115 (complete pdf)

Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind: Unexpressed Features Impact Children's Comprehension of Relative Clauses
    Stephanie Durrleman, Anamaria Bentea, and Maria Teresa Guasti
    116-129 (complete pdf)

Speech Perception in Children with a Cleft Palate: Preliminary Data
    Paula Fikkert and Imme Lammertink
    130-142 (complete pdf)

Learning Words amidst Phonemic Variability
    Conor Frye and Sarah Creel
    143-154 (complete pdf)

Cross-linguistic Patterns in Infant Babbling
    Andreea Geambașu, Mariska Scheel, and Clara C. Levelt
    155-168 (complete pdf)

Lexical Contributions to Inflectional Variability in L2 Predictive Processing
    Holger Hopp
    169-183 (complete pdf)

Pragmatic Leads and Null Subjects: When Children Consult Leads and When They Do Not
    Vikki Janke
    184-202 (complete pdf)

Is Statistical-Learning Ability Related to Real-Time Language Processing?
    Jill Lany, Amber Shoaib, Abbie Thompson, and Katharine Graf Estes
    203-215 (complete pdf)

When Pragmatics Helps Syntax: An Eye Tracking Study on Scope Ambiguity Resolution in 4- to 5-Year-Old Children
    Karoliina Lohiniva and Daniele Panizza
    216-228 (complete pdf)

Volume 2

The Role of Number and Gender Features in the Comprehension of Italian Clitic Left Dislocations
    Claudia Manetti, Vincenzo Moscati, Luigi Rizzi, and Adriana Belletti
    229-240 (complete pdf)

Parental Translation of Child Gesture Helps Bilingual Vocabulary Development
    Valery Mateo, Şeyda Özçalışkan, and Erika Hoff
    241-252 (complete pdf)

Order and Ordinality: The Acquisition of Cardinals and Ordinals in Dutch
    Caitlin Meyer, Sjef Barbiers, and Fred Weerman
    253-266 (complete pdf)

Fundamental Word-Learning Skills in Preterm and Full-Term Toddlers Predict Later Language Comprehension
    Glenda Molina Onario and James L. Morgan
    267-276 (complete pdf)

Implicit and Explicit Processes in Phonotactic Learning
    Elliott Moreton and Katya Pertsova
    277-290 (complete pdf)

Predictive Use of Case Markers in German Children
    Duygu Özge, Jaklin Kornfilt, Katja Münster, Pia Knoeferle, Aylin Küntay, and Jesse Snedeker
    291-303 (complete pdf)

Verb Bias and Plausibility in L2 Sentence Processing
    Zhiying Qian, Eun-Kyung Lee, Dora Hsin-yi Lu, and Susan Garnsey
    304-317 (complete pdf)

Hunting Highs and Lows: Acquiring Prosodic Focus Marking in Swedish and Dutch
    Anna Sara H. Romøren and Aoju Chen
    318-330 (complete pdf)

Are L2 Learners Pressed for Time? Retrieval of Grammatical Gender Information in L2 Lexical Access
    Kailen Shantz and Darren Tanner
    331-345 (complete pdf)

Sluicing and Its Identity Conditions in the Acquisition of Japanese
    Koji Sugisaki
    346-359 (complete pdf)

Viewpoint Preferences in Signing Children's Spatial Descriptions
    Beyza Sümer, Pamela Perniss, and Aslı Özyürek
    360-374 (complete pdf)

Young Children's Developing Expectations about the Language of Events
    Kristen Syrett and Sudha Arunachalam
    375-390 (complete pdf)

Cleft Sentences and Reconstruction in Child Language
    Rosalind Thornton, Hirohisa Kiguchi, and Elena D'Onofrio
    391-402 (complete pdf)

Functions of Evidentials in Turkish Child and Child-Directed Speech in Early Child-Caregiver Interactions
    Berna A. Uzundag, Süleyman S. Tasci, Aylin C. Küntay, and Ayhan Aksu-Koç
    403-416 (complete pdf)

Cross-linguistic Differences in the Perception of Dorsal and Coronal CV-Combinations: Evidence from English and Dutch
    Suzanne V.H. van der Feest, Paula Fikkert, and Barbara L. Davis
    417-428 (complete pdf)

Indexicals in Shifty Contexts: Problems for Language Acquisition
    Ana Werkmann Horvat, Annie Gagliardi, and E. Matthew Husband
    429-442 (complete pdf)

A New Method for Testing Language Comprehension Reveals Better Performance on Passive and Principle B Constructions
    Shalom Zuckerman, Manuela Pinto, Elly Koutamanis, and Yoïn van Spijk
    443-456 (complete pdf)

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