Workshop: Synlinks

Workshop: Synlinks Links between representation and processing in syntactic acquisition (Synlinks)

Date: Sept. 17, 2016.
Location: Room 112, Oak Hall, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, U.S.

The field is closer than ever to constructing its first set of large-scale theories of syntactic acquisition, synthesizing the insights from theoretical, experimental, and computational approaches. Importantly, these theories will recognize the links between children’s developing representations and their developing processing abilities, as well as the links between syntactic representations and other representations.

This all-day workshop brings together 6 experts who use a range of techniques to investigate syntactic acquisition and build theories of exactly this kind. Our goal is to highlight the links between syntactic theory, acquisition, and processing theory, and to foster broad group discussions that move us forward in building an integrated theory of syntactic acquisition.

Invited Speakers
Misha Becker – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Kamil Deen – University of Hawaii at Manoa
Jeff Lidz – University of Maryland, College Park
Akira Omaki – University of Washington
Lisa Pearl – University of California, Irvine
Jesse Snedeker – Harvard University
Diane Lillo-Martin and William Snyder will serve as discussion leaders during the two panel discussions.


Three talks in the morning, followed by a panel discussion during lunch, then three talks during the afternoon, followed by a panel discussion during dinner. Meals will be provided to all registered attendees. A detailed schedule will be available shortly.

Workshop website: