General programme, activity sheet

Saturday 9 September, 2017 17:10 to 17:40

Oral presentation

Children’s comprehension of pronouns and definites. Are children sensitive to contextual requirements?

Speaker: Saskia Brockmann, Universität Tübingen

Authors: Saskia Brockmann, Sara McConnell, Valentine Hacquard, Jeffrey Lidz

This experiment tests children’s comprehension of the requirements of use of pronouns and definites. An adult-like use of definites and pronouns imposes different but related requirements. In the case of definites, a unique referent is required in the context, whereas in the case of a pronoun, the referent in the context has to be salient. In this experiment, we use a novel word task to test 3 year olds’ sensitivity to these requirements.

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L1 acquisition / Language pathology and language impairment - Session VII

Other activities in L1 acquisition / Language pathology and language impairment - Session VII

17:40 h. to 18:10 h.

Oral presentation

Where Ellipsis Meets Wh-movement: Sluicing in early grammar

Speaker: Victoria Mateu Martin, UCLA

18:10 h. to 18:40 h.

Oral presentation

What narratives tell us about language in high-functioning autism

Speaker: Kristen Schroeder, Universitat de Barcelona
Speaker: Miriam Garcia Subirats, Universitat de Barcelona