Workshop: UUSLAW Fall 2012

UUSLAW will be held in the Math Lounge, UMass-Amherst on Saturday, November 10th.

“The UConn UMass Smith Language Acquisition Workshop (UUSLAW) is a workshop for students and faculty in Linguistics and Psychology from UConn, UMass, and Smith College to present their language acquisition research and receive feedback in an informal, friendly environment. Works in progress and graduate student presentations are highly encouraged. The workshop is meant to encourage the development and exchange of ideas through friendly interaction between students and faculty from the three participating institutions in the area.” (quote from UUSLAW 2011@UCONN).


9:45-10:30 | Coffee & Refreshments

10:30- 11:00 | Andie Faber (UMass Amherst), ”L1 & L2 Processing of subject pronouns with Epicene and Bigender Antecedents”

11:00-11:30 | Lyn Tieu & Troy Messick (University Of Connecticut),  “Which reading of both both’s do adults prefer?”

11:30-12:00 | Gustavo Freire (UMass Amherst / Universidade Estadual de Campinas, UNICAMP – Brazil), Title TBA

12:00-1:30 | Lunch

1:30-2 | Diane Lillo-Martin  (University Of Connecticut), title TBA

2-2:30 | Michael Clauss  (UMass Amherst), “Illicit LF Movement in child English”

2:30-3:00 | Maria Turrero (UMass Amherst), ”Measuring distances: long distance and medial interpretations of wh- islands in L2 speakers of Spanish: Methodological considerations”

3:00-3:30 Break

3:30-4:00 | Lyn Tieu (University Of Connecticut) “Where to go from domain widening: Any ideas?”

4:00-4:30 | Fernanda Mendes  (UMass Amherst / Universidade Estadual de Campinas, UNICAMP – Brazil),  ”Inalienable possession in English and Brazilian Portuguese: differences between body-part names and relationship names”

4:30-5:00 | William Snyder (University Of Connecticut), “Future projects”

6:00 |  Dinner at Magda’s