General programme, activity sheet

Saturday 9 September, 2017 09:30 to 10:00

Oral presentation

Selective vulnerability and superficial ‘proximity’ in the acquisition of differential object marking by Romanian/Hungarian bilingual children

Speaker: Anca Sevcenco, Universitate din București

Authors: Larisa Avram, Veronica Tomescu, Anca Sevcenco

We investigate the acquisition of differential object marking (DOM) in Romanian by simultaneous Romanian-Hungarian bilinguals, with a view to testing the Interface Hypothesis. We analyze DOM use by bilinguals and monolinguals in spontaneous speech and narratives. The data reveal early emergence, low error rate with both groups, as well as identical error pattern. With both groups, DOM applies earlier and more robustly to proper names and definite pronouns, i.e. DPs with which marking is constrained by syntax. But with definite descriptive DPs, whose marking requires integration and updating of contextual information, the rate of marked objects is lower with the bilinguals. This discrepancy shows that the vulnerability of DOM in early 2L1 Romanian is selective, in accordance with the Interface Hypothesis. Older Romanian/Hungarian bilinguals, however, mark definite descriptive DPs at a higher rate than Romanian monolinguals and Russian/Romanian bilinguals. We interpret these findings as reflecting cross-linguistic interference effects.

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L3/Ln and bi/multilingual language / Heritage language acquisition - Session V

Other activities in L3/Ln and bi/multilingual language / Heritage language acquisition - Session V

10:30 h. to 11:00 h.

Oral presentation

Different outcomes in the acquisition of do-support in two Norwegian/English bilinguals: Delay and acceleration

Speaker: Kristine Bentzen, The University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway
Speaker: Merete Anderssen, The University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway

10:00 h. to 10:30 h.

Oral presentation

The acquisition of recursive locative PPs and subject relative clauses by Romanian-Hungarian bilingual children - the view from comprehension

Speaker: Anca Sevcenco, Universitate din București

09:00 h. to 09:30 h.

Oral presentation

The Brain Mechanism for Grammatical Processing: Sound Vector Analysis of Grammatical Syllables at Brainstem Auditory Nuclei at the Expense of Sound Localization Function to be Integrated with Conceptu

Speaker: Kumon Tokumaru, none

11:00 h. to 11:30 h.

Oral presentation

Gender Assignment Strategies in Basque/Spanish Mixed Determiner Phrases

Speaker: Ariane  Sande, University of Illinois at Chicago