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BUCLD 42: Proceedings of the 42nd annual
Boston University Conference on Language Development

edited by Anne B. Bertolini and Maxwell J. Kaplan
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Front cover image   ix + 847 pages (2-volume set)
publication date: May 2018

ISBN 978-1-57473-086-9 paperback, $84.00
ISBN 978-1-57473-186-6 library binding, $160.00


This two-volume set includes talks and posters from the 42nd annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, held November 3-5, 2017.

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Volume 1

    Anne B. Bertolini and Maxwell J. Kaplan
    ix (complete pdf)

Identifying Specific Language Impairment (SLI) across Different Bilingual Populations: German Sentence Repetition Task (SRT)
    Lina Abed Ibrahim, Cornelia Hamann, and David Öwerdieck
    1-14 (complete pdf)

The Impact of Childhood Bilingualism and Bi-dialectalism on Pragmatic Interpretation and Processing
    Kyriakos Antoniou, Alma Veenstra, Mikhail Kissine, and Napoleon Katsos
    15-28 (complete pdf)

Children's Acquisition of Nouns That Denote Events
    Sudha Arunachalam and Angela Xiaoxue He
    29-44 (complete pdf)

The Acquisition of Stress-Clash Resolution Strategies in Greek
    Angeliki Athanasopoulou
    45-57 (complete pdf)

Little Lexical Learners: Quantitatively Assessing the Development of Adjective Ordering Preferences
    Galia Bar-Sever, Rachael Lee, Gregory Scontras, and Lisa Pearl
    58-71 (complete pdf)

More Relativization Asymmetries: Children Find Locative and Benefactive Clauses Difficult
    Ivan Paul Bondoc, William O'Grady, Kamil Ud Deen, Nozomi Tanaka, Ellyn Cassey Chua, Angela Claudine De Leon, and Joshua Arvin Siscar
    72-85 (complete pdf)

Sustained Attention in Infancy Impacts Vocabulary Acquisition in Low-Income Toddlers
    Patricia J. Brooks, Rachel M. Flynn, and Teresa M. Ober
    86-99 (complete pdf)

Explaining Cross-linguistic Differences in Article Omission through an Acquisition Model
    Andrea Ceolin
    100-113 (complete pdf)

LEXTALE_CH: A Quick, Character-Based Proficiency Test for Mandarin Chinese
    I Lei Chan and Charles B. Chang
    114-130 (complete pdf)

Information Structure and Ordering Preferences in Child and Adult Speech in English
    Jidong Chen and Bhuvana Narasimhan
    131-139 (complete pdf)

Effects of Early Language Deprivation: Mapping between Brain and Behavioral Outcomes
    Qi Cheng, Eric Halgren, and Rachel Mayberry
    140-152 (complete pdf)

Distinguishing Questions and Statements Using Sentence-Initial Prosodic Cues
    Cindy Chiang, Susan Geffen, and Toben H. Mintz
    153-158 (complete pdf)

Prediction at the Discourse Level in L2 English Speakers: An Eye-Tracking Study
    Carla Contemori and Paola E. Dussias
    159-171 (complete pdf)

Some and All in Bilinguals: Priming and Linguistic Effects
    Carla Contemori, Francesca Foppolo, and Daniele Panizza
    172-185 (complete pdf)

Language-Specific Sources of Acoustic Stability in Phonological Development
    Margaret Cychosz and Susan E. Kalt
    186-199 (complete pdf)

Repetition Brings Success: Revealing Knowledge of the Passive Voice
    Kamil Ud Deen, Ivan Bondoc, Amber Camp, Sharon Estioca, Haerim Hwang, Gyu-Ho Shin, Maho Takahashi, Fred Zenker, and Jing Crystal Zhong
    200-213 (complete pdf)

An ERP Investigation of Domain-Specificity: Clause-Edge Recursion in Native and Nonnative French
    Laurent Dekydtspotter, Kate Miller, Charlene Gilbert, Mike Iverson, Kyle Swanson, Tania Leal, and Isaiah Innis
    214-227 (complete pdf)

For Toddlers, Like Adults, Vowel Mispronunciations Are Readily Detected but Do Little to Impede Lexical Access
    Lauren Franklin and James L. Morgan
    228-237 (complete pdf)

Understanding the Causes of Inaccurate Self-Assessments: Extraversion's Role
    Caitlin Gaffney
    238-251 (complete pdf)

Discrimination and Generalization of Emotional Prosody in Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Naomi L. Gaggi, Patricia J. Brooks, and Bertram O. Ploog
    252-265 (complete pdf)

Before and After the Acquisition of Adjunct Control
    Juliana Gerard and Jeffrey Lidz
    266-279 (complete pdf)

Irony Comprehension and Theory of Mind in Young Deaf Signers
    Beatrice Giustolisi, Lara Mantovan, and Francesca Panzeri
    280-288 (complete pdf)

A Performance Account for Medial Wh-Questions in Child English
    Elaine Grolla and Jeffrey Lidz
    289-302 (complete pdf)

L2 Listeners Rely on the Semantics of Classifiers to Predict
    Theres Grüter, Elaine Lau, and Wenyi Ling
    303-316 (complete pdf)

The cup on the table is green: Children's Comprehension of Embedded PPs
    Erin Hall and Ana T. Pérez-Leroux
    317-330 (complete pdf)

Infant-Directed Speech Is Not Always Slower: Cross-linguistic Evidence from Dutch and Mandarin Chinese
    Mengru Han, Nivja H. de Jong, and René Kager
    331-344 (complete pdf)

What Inferences Do Mandarin-Speaking Children Make in Negative Sentences?
    Haiquan Huang, Rosalind Thornton, and Stephen Crain
    345-358 (complete pdf)

Learning Attitude Verb Meanings in a Morphosyntactically-Poor Language
    Nick Huang, Chia-Hsuan Liao, Valentine Hacquard, and Jeffrey Lidz
    359-373 (complete pdf)

English and Spanish Speakers' Interpretations of L2 Chinese Double Object Constructions
    Yuhsin Huang and Boping Yuan
    374-390 (complete pdf)

Modeling Representational Constraints in Word Segmentation
    Jordan Kodner
    391-399 (complete pdf)

The Acquisition of French Ambiguous Embedded Structures Introduced by ce que
    Ingrid Konrad, Yair Haendler, and Caterina Donati
    400-412 (complete pdf)

Are Children's Overly Distributive Interpretations and Spreading Errors Related?
    Anna de Koster, Jennifer Spenader, and Petra Hendriks
    413-426 (complete pdf)

Volume 2

Interactions between Number and Definiteness: Vietnamese Children's Comprehension of Definite Noun Phrases
    Ni-La Lê, Hannah Forsythe, and Cristina Schmitt
    427-440 (complete pdf)

Children's Knowledge of Domain Restriction: The Case of dōu ('all') in Mandarin Chinese
    Margaret Lei
    441-450 (complete pdf)

Children's Knowledge of Conventional Implicatures: Evidence from the Mandarin lian...dou Construction
    Pengfei Li
    451-464 (complete pdf)

The Perception of Discontinuous Dependencies by 18-Month-Olds: On the Process of Acquiring Verbal Passives
    João Claudio de Lima Júnior and Letícia Maria Sicuro Corrêa
    465-478 (complete pdf)

Children's and Adults' Processing of Variable Agreement Patterns: Agreement Neutralization in English
    Cynthia Lukyanenko and Karen Miller
    479-492 (complete pdf)

Comprehension of Relative Clauses vs. Control Structures in SLI and ASD Children
    Alexandrina Martins, Ana Lúcia Santos, and Inês Duarte
    493-506 (complete pdf)

The Relationship between Sensitivity to Morphosyntactic Violations and Morphosyntactic Anticipation in L2 Comprehension
    Crystal Marull and Michele Goldin
    507-517 (complete pdf)

Phrasal Prosody and Syntactic Knowledge in Infants below Two Years of Age
    Sarah Massicotte-Laforge and Rushen Shi
    518-531 (complete pdf)

Intervention Effects in Early Grammar: Evidence from Sluicing
    Victoria E. Mateu, Nina Hyams, and Lauren Winans
    532-545 (complete pdf)

Cross-linguistic Influence in the Use of Referring Expressions in School-Age Japanese-English Bilinguals
    Satomi Mishina-Mori, Yuki Nagai, and Yuri Jody Yujobo
    546-557 (complete pdf)

Children Ages 3-5 Years Use Language to Identify Talkers
    Reina Mizrahi and Sarah C. Creel
    558-571 (complete pdf)

Lexical and Syntactic Influences on Children's Acquisition of Verb Argument Structure: Comparing Typical Children and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Letitia R. Naigles and Julie Piskin
    572-585 (complete pdf)

Developmental Changes in Spatial Semantic Categories in English
    Bhuvana Narasimhan, Norielle Adricula, Jayne Williamson-Lee, Caroline Good, and Lukas Goetz-Weiss
    586-597 (complete pdf)

It's Hard to Extend: A Unified Account of Raising-Past-Experiencers and Passives in Child English
    Emma Nguyen and William Snyder
    598-604 (complete pdf)

The Structure of Sluicing and the Availability of Strict and Sloppy Readings in Child Japanese
    Akari Ohba, Hiroyuki Shimada, and Kyoko Yamakoshi
    605-617 (complete pdf)

Cross-linguistic Structural Priming in Heritage Spanish Speakers: The Effects of Exposure to English on the Processing of Preposition Stranding in Spanish
    Ian Phillips
    618-631 (complete pdf)

Second-Order False Beliefs and Recursive Complements in Children with ASD
    Irina Polyanskaya, Torben Braüner, and Patrick Blackburn
    632-643 (complete pdf)

Impermeability of L1 Syntax: Spanish Variable Clitic Placement in Bilingual Children
    Pablo E. Requena and Melisa Dracos
    644-658 (complete pdf)

Learning Allophones: What Input Is Necessary?
    Caitlin Richter
    659-672 (complete pdf)

Simple Sentences Aren't All the Same: Variation in Input and Acquisition
    Matthew Rispoli, Pamela Hadley, and Hannah Simmons
    673-686 (complete pdf)

The Acquisition of Parametric Variation in Count Noun Modification Using Numerals: Comparing Japanese and English
    Tetsuya Sano
    687-693 (complete pdf)

A Longitudinal Comparison of Object Clitic Production in the Spontaneous Language of L2 Children and Children with SLI
    Maureen Scheidnes
    694-707 (complete pdf)

Assessing Truth and Speaker Knowledge When Utterances Are Not Maximally True
    Laura Simon-Pearson and Kristen Syrett
    708-721 (complete pdf)

Acquisition of Adjectival Agreement in German: Sensitivity to Grammar is Reflected in 3-Year-Olds' Pupil Dilation
    Assunta Süss, Petra Hendriks, Tom Fritzsche, and Barbara Höhle
    722-735 (complete pdf)

SES Differences in the Communicative Functions of Variation Sets
    Shira Tal and Inbal Arnon
    736-749 (complete pdf)

Investigating Relative Clause Island Effects in Native and Nonnative Adult Speakers of Japanese
    Nozomi Tanaka and Bonnie D. Schwartz
    750-763 (complete pdf)

Elicited Production of Past Tense Affirmative and Negative Sentences in Young Children
    Rosalind Thornton, Elena D'Onofrio, and Kelly Rombough
    764-776 (complete pdf)

Negative Questions in Children with Specific Language Impairment
    Rosalind Thornton, Kelly Rombough, Jasmine Martin, and Linda Orton
    777-789 (complete pdf)

Is clean the Same as not dirty? On the Understanding of Absolute Gradable Adjectives
    Merle Weicker and Petra Schulz
    790-802 (complete pdf)

L1 Influence on L2 English Telicity Judgments
    Mien-Jen Wu
    803-813 (complete pdf)

A Filled Gap Stage in German Relative Clause Acquisition
    Kazuko Yatsushiro and Uli Sauerland
    814-827 (complete pdf)

The Person Asymmetry in Agreement in "Wh-phrase BE...?" Questions in English
    Rong Yin
    828-835 (complete pdf)

The Impact of Argument-Omitted Sentences in Learning Japanese Direct Object Case-Markers
    Akiko Zhao, Yingyi Luo, and Hiromu Sakai
    836-847 (complete pdf)

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