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Titre

Language acquisition: linguistic theory and experimental approaches

Dates

17-20 juin 2018

Responsable de l'activité

Adriana Belletti

Organisateur(s)

Joanna Blochowiak, Dr, UniGE

Prof. Adrianna Belletti, UniGE

Intervenant(s)

Prof. Maria Teresa Guasti (Milan, Italy)

Prof. Ira Noveck (Lyon, France)

Prof. Julien Musolino (Rutgers, USA)

Description

Acquisition studies conducted with the constrained formal tools offered by more than 50 years of research in generative grammar have shown the fruitful outcome of a lively dialogue between linguistic theorizing and the empirical investigation of stages of acquisition. Results from controlled experimental investigations on acquisition characteristically offer the special lenses of linguistic development through which the functioning of the internal computational system can be magnified in a fine-grained way. Linguistic theory functions as a generator of new research questions for the investigation of domains of acquisition that appear to be particularly complex to acquire and offers explanatory reasons to account for such complexity. At the same time, results from studies in different modes of typical and atypical acquisition may suggest refinements in the formulation of theoretical hypotheses and they typically offer insights and new subtle evidence, which can enhance our understanding of the functioning of the speaker's internal grammar. This line of research has proven very fruitful since the first work in generative oriented studies on language acquisition (e.g. Carol Chomsky 1969) and has continued to do so ever since up to the most recent developments (for some relevant contribution and reviews at different stages see Belletti & Guasti 2015, Crain & Thornton 1998, Friedmann et al. 2009, Guasti 2017, Hyams 1986, Papafragou and Musolino 2003 and references cited therein). In this doctoral school some prominent specialists in the field will present their current work and provide a state of the art picture of the theoretically inspired experimental work on language acquisition.

Programme

 

 

Doctoral SCHOOL CUSO Sciences du langage

 

Language acquisition: linguistic theory and experimental approaches

 

Champex, Hôtel du Glacier

17-20 JUNE 2018

 

 

Sunday 17.06.2018

 

18-19 Arrival: Hôtel du Glacier & Résidence Sporting, Famille Biselx, CH-1938 Champex-Lac

20:00 Dinner

 

 

Monday 18.06.2018

 

7:45-8:45 Breakfast

 

9:00-10:30

Julien Musolino

« Studying language acquisition during the preschool years: the state-of-the-art »

 

10:30-11:00

Coffee break

 

11:00-12:00

Continuation and discussion – Julien Musolino

 

12:30 Lunch

 

15:00-16:00

Time for informal discussions with invited speakers

 

16:00-18:30

Ira Noveck

« A reminder: Intentions are at the core of Gricean pragmatics »

 

19:30

Dinner

 

 

Tuesday 19.06.2018

 

7:45-8:45 Breakfast

 

9:00-10:30

Maria Teresa Guasti

« Acquisition of clitics from a crosslinguistic perspective »

 

10:30-11:00

Coffee break

 

11:00-12:00

Continuation and discussion - Maria Teresa Guasti

 

12:30 Lunch

 

15:00-16:00

Time for informal discussions with invited speakers

 

16:00-18:30

Julien Musolino

« Studying language acquisition during the preschool years: do we need a new paradigm? »

 

19:30

Dinner

 

 

Wednesday 20.06.2018

 

7:45-8:45 Breakfast

 

9:00-10:30

Ira Noveck

« Scalar implicatures »

 

10:30-11:00

Coffee break

 

11:00-12:00

Continuation and discussion – Ira Noveck

 

12:30 Lunch

 

14:00-16:30

Maria Teresa Guasti

« Connectives under negation »

 

Lieu

Champex

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