General programme, activity sheet

Friday 8 September, 2017

Oral presentation

Fitting a monolingual solution to bilingual data: verb second

Speaker: Emma Vanden Wyngaerd, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Authors: Emma Vanden Wyngaerd

Studying the interaction of the two grammars involved in code-switching (CS) can be a valuable tool for investigating linguistic structure, as it can make information accessible which is not always available when only looking at monolingual data. Adapting Generative accounts developed for monolingual systems to explain bilingual data can be problematic. This talk discusses the problems traditional V2 accounts run into when confronted with code-switching data. An alternative account based on the proposal by Rambow and Santorini (1995) will be developed and tested on data gathered in a grammaticality judgment task.

Further information:

08:30 - 11:30 / Workshop 1 - “Code switching and bilingualism”


Other activities in 08:30 - 11:30 / Workshop 1 - “Code switching and bilingualism”

Oral presentation

Code-switching and code-blending types and subtypes: towards a shared taxonomy

Speaker: Eleonora Marocchini, Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori di Pavia

Oral presentation

Factors governing code mixing in early bilingual acquisition: Dominance, language modes, and discourse strategies

Speaker: Dianna Walla, Norges Arktiske Universitet

Oral presentation

Code-blending and Contact Signing Among deaf ASL-English Bilinguals

Speaker: Marjorie Herbert, University of Michigan

Oral presentation

Constraints on Code-Blending: Distributions of Pointing Subjects and Objects in Bimodal Bilingual Children

Speaker: Diane Lillo-Martin, University of Connecticut

Plenary Lecture

Head directionality constraints in very young child code-switching

Speaker: Maria Jose Ezeizabarrena, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)