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BUCLD 45: Proceedings of the 45th annual
Boston University Conference on Language Development

edited by Danielle Dionne and Lee-Ann Vidal Covas

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Front cover image   ix + 859 pages (2-volume set)
publication date: 2021

ISBN 978-1-57473-067-8 paperback, $88.00


This two-volume set includes presentations from the 45th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, held November 2020.

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Volume 1

    Danielle Dionne and Lee-Ann Vidal Covas
    ix (complete pdf)

What Are You Looking At? Using Eye Tracking Glasses to Monitor Toddler Attention in Natural Learning Situations
    Nicole Altvater-Mackensen
    1-13 (complete pdf)

Sentence Repetition Task as a Measure of Language Dominance
    Maria Andreou, Jacopo Torregrossa, and Christiane Bongartz
    14-25 (complete pdf)

German Stop Contrasts Are Hypoarticulated in Infant-Directed Speech
    Dinah Baer-Henney and Charlotte von Kries
    26-39 (complete pdf)

Number Mismatch and Intervention in the Absence of Lexical Restriction: An Investigation of celui/celle Headed Relatives in French
    Anamaria Bentea and Stephanie Durrleman
    40-51 (complete pdf)

Infant Temperament and Parental Aggravation Predict Vocabulary Growth through Age Nine
    Zachary Bergson and Patricia J. Brooks
    52-65 (complete pdf)

Small Big Flowers or Small and Big Flowers? Simple Is Better and Roll-Up Is Too Complex for Romanian 5-Year-Olds
    Adina Camelia Bleotu and Tom Roeper
    66-79 (complete pdf)

Associations between Manual Dexterity and Language Skills Persist into Adulthood
    Patricia J. Brooks, Rita Obeid, and Alexandria Garzone
    80-93 (complete pdf)

Characterizing Developmental Trajectories in L1 Production of Bangkok Thai Tones
    Francesco Burroni, Praneerat Panpraneet, and Chutamanee Onsuwan
    94-107 (complete pdf)

Does Bilingual Education Benefit the Social and Cognitive Development of Monolingually-Raised Children? Evidence from a Longitudinal Study
    Gloria Chamorro and Vikki Janke
    108-119 (complete pdf)

Maternal Repetition and Expansion of Child Utterances at the Outset of Combinatorial Speech Promote Growth in MLU
    Elizabeth S. Che and Patricia J. Brooks
    120-133 (complete pdf)

Quantifier-Spreading under Negation
    Fulang Chen, Leo Rosenstein, and Martin Hackl
    134-145 (complete pdf)

Processing Factors and Syntactic Choice in Mandarin Child and Caregiver Speech
    Jidong Chen, Gan Fu, Shu Yang, and Bhuvana Narasimhan
    146-156 (complete pdf)

Language Development in Southern Varieties of American English
    Christiana Christodoulou and Ianthi Maria Tsimpli
    157-170 (complete pdf)

Phonologically Cued Lexical Anticipation in L2 English: A Visual World Eye-Tracking Study
    Katrina Connell, M. Gabriela Puscama, Joana Pinzon-Coimbra, Julia Rembalsky, Gloria Xu, Jorge R. Valdés Kroff, María Teresa Bajo Molina, and Paola E. Dussias
    171-183 (complete pdf)

Effects of African American Mothers' Language to Their Preschool Children on Later Reading Outcomes
    Peter de Villiers, Ran Yan, Lissandra Camacho, Asha Reed-Jones, Braina Peter's, Shabathyah Charles, Nyla Conaway, Ellory Doyle, and Dorithy Barnieh
    184-190 (complete pdf)

Infants' Rule Generalization Is Governed by the Tolerance Principle
    Emeryse Emond and Rushen Shi
    191-204 (complete pdf)

Relation of Infants' and Mothers' Pointing to Infants' Word Comprehension and Latency to Find Referents
    Sura Ertaş, Sümeyye Koşkulu, Ebru Ger, and Aylin C. Küntay
    205-216 (complete pdf)

From Babbling to First Words: Phonological or Lexical Selection?
    Suzanne V.H. van der Feest, Hoyoung Yi, and Barbara L. Davis
    217-230 (complete pdf)

How L1 Acquisition in Situations of Contact Drives Long-Term Language Change
    Hannah Forsythe and Grant Rodgers Kemp
    231-244 (complete pdf)

Parser Immaturity and the Processing of Ambiguous Relative Clauses in Brazilian Portuguese
    Iolanda Góes and Elaine Grolla
    245-258 (complete pdf)

Children's Comprehension of Two-Level Possessives in Japanese and English
    Diego Guerrero, Terue Nakato, Joonkoo Park, and Thomas Roeper
    259-275 (complete pdf)

Acquisition of Numerals, the Natural Numbers, and Amount Comparatives
    Martin Hackl, Ella Apostoaie, and Leo Rosenstein
    276-289 (complete pdf)

Acquisition of Belief Reports by Mandarin-Speaking Children
    Valentine Hacquard, Yu'an Yang, and Jeffrey Lidz
    290-303 (complete pdf)

Interaction of Lexical and Morphological Aspect in L1 English L2 Spanish
    Jeanne Heil
    304-317 (complete pdf)

DLD and ALI Language Profiles Are Not the Same: Evidence from Mandarin Wh-Words
    Rui Huang, Jeannette Schaeffer, and Xiaowei He
    318-331 (complete pdf)

Norm-Based Expectations Affect Children's Understanding of Verbal Irony
    Vera Hukker, Simone Sprenger, and Petra Hendriks
    332-345 (complete pdf)

How Do Construction Frequency Effects Modulate L2 Priming?
    Irati Hurtado and Silvina Montrul
    346-359 (complete pdf)

Parents' and Children's Production of English Negation
    Masoud Jasbi, Annika McDermott-Hinman, Kathryn Davidson, and Susan Carey
    360-373 (complete pdf)

Is Categorical Perception for Phonemes Adult-Like by 6 Years of Age? Phoneme Identity and Reaction Time in the Flower Crown Task for Multilingual Children in Singapore
    Han Ke, Lei Pan, Beth Ann O'Brien, and Suzy J. Styles
    374-385 (complete pdf)

Exhaustive Pairing Errors in Passives
    Jelle Kisjes, Bart Hollebrandse, and Angeliek van Hout
    386-398 (complete pdf)

Genericity Signals the Difference between each and every in Child-Directed Speech
    Tyler Knowlton and Jeffrey Lidz
    399-412 (complete pdf)

Volume 2

Lexical Priming as Evidence for Language-Nonselective Access in the Simultaneous Bilingual Child's Lexicon
    Elly Koutamanis, Gerrit Jan Kootstra, Ton Dijkstra, and Sharon Unsworth
    413-430 (complete pdf)

Learning ASL as a Late Second Language Depends on the Strength of the First Language Foundation
    Kaj Kraus and Deanna Gagne
    431-448 (complete pdf)

Children's Interpretation of Additive Particles mo 'also' and also in Japanese and English
    Hisao Kurokami, Daniel Goodhue, Valentine Hacquard, and Jeffrey Lidz
    449-461 (complete pdf)

The Acquisition of Recursive Possessives in Child Tamil
    Usha Lakshmanan
    462-470 (complete pdf)

The Distributional Learning of Recursive Structures
    Daoxin Li, Lydia Grohe, Petra Schulz, and Charles Yang
    471-485 (complete pdf)

Unaccusativity in Mandarin Child Language
    Kai-ying Lin and Kamil Ud Deen
    486-498 (complete pdf)

The Development of Object Shift in Icelandic Child Language
    Filippa Lindahl and Sigríður Sigurjónsdóttir
    499-512 (complete pdf)

Non-Actional Passives Can Be Comprehended by 4-Year-Olds
    Adam Liter and Jeffrey Lidz
    513-527 (complete pdf)

Iconic Sentences Are Not Always Easier: Evidence from Bilingual Greek-German Children
    Christos Makrodimitris and Petra Schulz
    528-541 (complete pdf)

Referential Pacts with Preschoolers Maximize Testable Words and Reveal Changes in Construal
    Kristie McCrary Kambourakis and Sarah Creel
    542-553 (complete pdf)

Children's Asymmetrical Responses and the Incorrect Association of Focus Particles in Japanese Right Dislocation
    Riho Mochizuki, Hiroyuki Shimada, and Kyoko Yamakoshi
    554-567 (complete pdf)

Adaptation to Atypical Contrastive Accent: The L2 Advantage
    Chie Nakamura, Jesse A. Harris, and Sun-Ah Jun
    568-583 (complete pdf)

The Development of DATIVE Arguments: Evidence from Modern Greek Clitics
    Despina Oikonomou, Elena Anagnostopoulou, and Vina Tsakali
    584-597 (complete pdf)

Changes in Parental Input Patterns of Wh-Questions
    Yuriko Oshima-Takane and Polina Titova
    598-611 (complete pdf)

Studying a Bilingual Population's Production and Comprehension of Relative Clauses Longitudinally: Preliminary Results
    David Öwerdieck, Cornelia Hamann, and Lina Abed Ibrahim
    612-625 (complete pdf)

Positive Effects of Bilingualism on Social Cognition in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Study of Social Exclusion and Theory of Mind
    Eleni Peristeri, Ianthi Maria Tsimpli, and Stephanie Durrleman
    626-638 (complete pdf)

Repairing Word-External Onsetless Syllables during Late Childhood
    Gemma Repiso-Puigdelliura
    639-651 (complete pdf)

The Late Acquisition of Brazilian Portuguese Subject Bare Singulars
    Raíssa Santana and Elaine Grolla
    652-665 (complete pdf)

Pragmatic Effects on the Learnability of Evidential Systems
    Dionysia Saratsli and Anna Papafragou
    666-678 (complete pdf)

A Bayesian Simulation of Clause-Level Constructional Knowledge in Child Language Development: Active Transitives and Suffixal Passives in Korean
    Gyu-Ho Shin and Seongmin Mun
    679-692 (complete pdf)

The Relationship between Second-Language Learners' Production and Perception of English Vowels: The Role of Native-Like Acoustic Correlates
    Jae Yung Song and Fred Eckman
    693-706 (complete pdf)

Children's Sensitivity to Prosody and Ostension in Answers to Wh-Questions
    Bethany Stoddard and Jill de Villiers
    707-720 (complete pdf)

The Developmental Interplay of OR and AND
    Vina Tsakali
    721-734 (complete pdf)

Asymmetry between Person and Number Features in L2 Subject-Verb Agreement
    Shigenori Wakabayashi, Takayuki Kimura, John Matthews, Takayuki Akimoto, Tomohiro Hokari, Tae Yamazaki, and Koichi Otaki
    735-745 (complete pdf)

Grammatical Gender Acquisition in German: Three-Year-Old Children Use Phonological Cues to Learn the Gender of Novel Nouns
    Annie Walter, Tom Fritzsche, and Barbara Höhle
    746-760 (complete pdf)

The Acquisition Path of 'High' Negation in English
    Rebecca Woods and Tom Roeper
    761-775 (complete pdf)

Complement Control in Early Child Grammar: A Study of Mandarin-Speaking Two-Year-Olds' Comprehension
    Jingying Xu, Xiaolu Yang, and Rushen Shi
    776-789 (complete pdf)

Are Refugee Bilingual Children Disadvantaged in Their Cognitive and Linguistic Abilities?
    Özlem Yeter, Hugh Rabagliati, and Duygu Özge
    790-804 (complete pdf)

Structures of Function Words Guide Mandarin-Learning 19-Month-Olds in Backward Syntactic Categorization
    Yuanfan Ying, Xiaolu Yang, and Rushen Shi
    805-817 (complete pdf)

Processing Causatives in First Language Acquisition: A Computational Approach
    Guanghao You, Moritz M. Daum, and Sabine Stoll
    818-828 (complete pdf)

4- and 5-Year-Olds Use Mental Models of Events in Online Reference Resolution
    Amanda Rose Yuile and Cynthia Fisher
    829-844 (complete pdf)

Caregiver-Reported Pronominal Errors Made by Children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Emily Zane, Sudha Arunachalam, and Rhiannon Luyster
    845-859 (complete pdf)

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