NOVEMBER 2–5, 2023

Downloadable at-a-glance schedule: BUCLD 48 Schedule (.pdf)

Downloadable list of abstracts: BUCLD 48 Abstracts (.pdf)

Downloadable pamphlet: BUCLD 48 Pamphlet (.pdf)

Downloadable list of author contacts (password protected).

Fri | Sat | Sun | Fri posters | Sat posters

Thursday, November 2, 2023

1:00 – 6:00


6:30 – 7:30
STUDENT WORKSHOP: Community engaged research in language development: What, why, and how
Dr. Adriana Weisleder (Northwestern University)

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Friday, November 3, 2023

Session A

East Balcony

Session B

Conference Auditorium

Session C

Terrace Lounge

Spoken language in children with CIs Word learning Morpho-syntax in multilingualism
9:00 – 9:30
The contributions of auditory experience and spectral degradation to delays in spoken word recognition by children with cochlear implants

Christina Blomquist, Rochelle S. Newman and Jan Edwards

Preschoolers’ real-time eye movements reveal sensitivity to connective meanings during word learning

Elizabeth Swanson, Hugh Rabagliati and Alex de Carvalho

Relativized Minimality in L2 revisited: Effects of L1 and tense on processing of object relative clauses

Lydia White, Vera Xia and Natália Brambatti Guzzo

9:30 – 10:00
Audiovisual Perception of Mandarin Tones by Children with Cochlear Implants

Ping Tang, Yanan Shen, Yan Feng and Shanpeng Li

Effects of uncertainty on word learning in 2-year-old infants and adults

Alan Langus, Barbara Hoehle and Adamantios Gafos

Feature reassembly in adult SLA – a bi-directional study of Spanish and English relative pronouns

Wenqi Zeng, Katherine Will and Becky Gonzalez

10:00 – 10:30
Rapid label-referent mapping with vocoded speech in young infants

Amanda Saksida, Mireia Marimon
and Alan Langus

Active information-seeking in support of learning extensions of novel words

Molly Cutler, Martin Zettersten and Casey Lew-Williams

Uncovering Cross-linguistic Morphosyntactic Transfer in Second Language Learning

Zoey Liu, Emily Prud’hommeaux
and Joshua K. Hartshorne

10:30 – 11:00
Session A

East Balcony

Session B

Conference Auditorium

Session C

Terrace Lounge

Prosody Language learning and ASD Morpho-syntax
11:00 – 11:30
Investigating infants’ sensitivity to the shape of prosodic contours

Jessica Gemignani, Caterina Marino, Anna Martinez Alvarez and Judit Gervain

Word Learning through Pragmatic Inference in Children with Autism: a Web-Based Eye-Tracking Study

Katherine Trice, Angelina DiNardo
and Zhenghan Qi

Reconsidering the Semantic Subset Principle: Japanese children do have wide scope of disjunction under negation

Tetsuya Sano, Akari Ohba, Mayuko Yusa
and Kamil Deen

11:30 – 12:00
Coverbal speech gestures do not impact preschoolers’ ability to use prosodic information to constrain parsing

Elodie Charpentier, Leticia Schiavon Kolberg
and Alex de Carvalho

Accurate, but not flexible? Perceptual learning of receptive prosody in autistic adolescents

Chigusa Kurumada, Rachel Rivera, Paul Allen
and Loisa Bennetto

Emergent syntactic categories and increasing granularity: evidence from a multilingual corpus study

Núria Bosch and Theresa Biberauer

12:00 – 12:30
Pitch and repetition in bilingual infant-directed speech

Andrea Ramirez Barajas, Michelle Cohn and Katharine Graf Estes

The influence of social and non-social language input on autistic children’s language learning

Krisya Louie, Heeju Hwang, Carol K. S. To, Chui Yin Ng and Jean Ng

Negated disjunction in (native and) nonnative Korean

Youngin Lee and Bonnie D. Schwartz

12:30 – 2:00


Session A

East Balcony

Session B

Conference Auditorium

Session C

Terrace Lounge

Syntactic development Word learning Late L2 acquisition
2:00 – 2:30
Acquisition of *ABA paradigms in a child Artificial Language Learning Experiment

Giovanni Roversi, Kate Kinnaird
and Athulya Aravind

Touching to learn: How number of sensory cues impacts word learning

Amanda Seidl, Michelle Indarjit
and Arielle Borovsky

How flexible are grammars past puberty? Evidence from Turkish-American returnees

Aylin Coskun Kunduz and Silvina Montrul

2:30 – 3:00
Corpus-based assessment of cues to thematic role assignment in German and Russian

Yevheniy Skyra, Rowena Garcia, Evan Kidd
and Natalia Gagarina

Natural dynamics of caregiver-child affect relate to communication and children’s word knowledge

Mira Nencheva and Casey Lew-Williams

The Effect of L2 Age of Acquisition on L3 Regressive Transfer: Testing the Differential Stability Hypothesis

Joonhee Kim and Kitaek Kim

3:00 – 3:30
On the (non-)relation between perceived acceptability and production of L2 English subject relative clauses

Fred Zenker and Bonnie D. Schwartz

Syntactic and referential cues independently inform verb meaning while referential cues trump syntax when in conflict

Yiran Chen, Alexander LaTourrette and John Trueswell

Sensitivity to animacy information in 3rd person plural agreement in L2 Turkish

Munir Ozturhan, Alison Gabriele
and Robert Fiorentino

3:30 – 5:30
5:30 – 7:00
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Embodied and Embedded Word Learning: The Active Infant in a Social & Physical World

Dr. Catherine Tamis-LeMonda (New York University)


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Saturday, November 4, 2023

Session A

East Balcony

Session B

Conference Auditorium

Session C

Terrace Lounge

Parent-child interaction Sign Language Acquisition Sentence processing
9:00 – 9:30
Vocal maturity predicts adult responsiveness in a Tseltal Mayan community

Yuchen Jin, Juan Méndez Girón, Gilles Polian, Kennedy Casey and Marisa Casillas

Morpho-phonology and Articulatory Energy in Expressing Complex Motion Events in Turkish Sign Language (TİD) and Age of Acquisition Effects

Kadir Gökgöz, Onur Keles and Emre Bilgili

Hierarchical versus linear processing in toddlers: The case of subject-verb agreement

Rushen Shi and Audrey-Anne Gilbert

9:30 – 10:00
The dynamics of child-driven information-seeking and caregiver scaffolding during word learning

Martin Zettersten, Alyssa Guillu
and Casey Lew-Williams

Who did what to whom? Marking event participants in Nicaraguan Sign Language

Annemarie Kocab, Jessica Carter
and Jesse Snedeker

A meta-analysis of syntactic priming experiments in children

Shanthi Kumarage, Seamus Donnelly
and Evan Kidd

10:00 – 10:30
Cross-culturally children attend more to surrounding child speech than to surrounding adult speech

Johanna Schick and Sabine Stoll

The impact of language experience on word order in the first cohort of an emerging sign language

Rachel Miles and Rachel Mayberry

Processing to Learn? Effects of prediction error in L2 structural priming

Duygu Safak and Holger Hopp

10:30 – 11:00
Session A

East Balcony

Session B

Conference Auditorium

Session C

Terrace Lounge

Early morph-syntax acquisition Language input Multilingual acquisition
11:00 – 11:30
Controlled morphological variation in Ayöök child-directed speech

Sophie Pierson

Using story-guided looking to measure young children’s recognition of phonetically reduced words

Caroline Beech, Megan Shelton and Daniel Swingley

The acquisition of relative clauses by Italian-German bilingual children: The effect of child-internal and child-external factors

Anna Michelotti, Jacopo Torregrossa
and Flavia Adani

11:30 – 12:00
Infants use inflectional morphology to categorize verbs in varying syntactic environment

Audrey-Anne Gilbert and Rushen Shi

Comparing language input in homes of blind and sighted children: Insights from daylong recordings

Erin Campbell, Lillianna Righter, Eugenia Lukin and Elika Bergelson

Crosslinguistic priming of syntactic and information structure in bilingual development: Evidence from Polish-English bilingual children

Marta Wesierska, Katherine Messenger,
Vanessa Cieplinska and Ludovica Serratrice

12:00 – 12:30
How toddlers answer multiple wh-questions

Keely New, Premvanti Patel and Athulya Aravind

Language input from mother-mother dyads: An exploratory study of gender/sex-related variability in the use of parentese

Adeline Braverman, Lili Correa
and Naja Ferjan Ramirez

Factors conditioning individual differences in heritage language bilingualism: The case of Mandarin sortal classifiers

Jiuzhou Hao, Maki Kubota, Fatih Bayram, Jorge Gonz lez Alonso, Theres Grüter, Muhan Li
and Jason Rothman

12:30 – 1:30



Session A

East Balcony

Session B

Conference Auditorium

Session C

Terrace Lounge

Phonology Vocabulary development Pragmatics
1:30 – 2:00
Stop voicing perception in the societal and heritage language of Spanish-English bilingual preschoolers: The role of age, input quantity and quality

Simona Montanari, Jeremy Steffman
and Robert Mayr

Comparing parent-report and looking time measures of infants’ knowledge of individual words

Melanie Lopez Perez, Charlotte Moore,
Andrea Sander-Montant and Krista Byers-Heinlein

Sources of evidence for acquiring discourse connectives: Explaining production-comprehension asymmetry in the acquisition of but

Hugh Rabagliati, Hans Wilke, Hannah Rohde
and Barbora Skarabela

2:00 – 2:30
Alternative representations for obstruent+lateral strings in German-speaking children with phonological disorders

Aliza Ellner and Heather Goad

You call it a dog, but I call it a dalmatian: Preschoolers learn and use new sociolinguistic associations

Sophie Regan and Mahesh Srinivasan

Children do not overuse “the” in natural production

Yuanfan Ying, Valentine Hacquard,
Alexander Williams and Jeffrey Lidz

2:30 – 3:00
Alienology: Producing opaque phonology

Danica Reid, Sahibnoor Dhami, Danielle Brady and Ashley Farris-Trimble

How does social contingency facilitate early vocabulary development?

Elena Luchkina and Fei Xu

Copula Absence Variation in Adult and Child Corpus Speech

Jordyn Martin, Marisa Casillas, Sharese King
and Claire Bergey

3:00 – 3:30
Infants’ initial sensitivity to vowel harmony is experience independent

Elizabeth Sola-Llonch and Megha Sundara

Delayed language development affects semantic competition in 18-month-olds

Justin Kueser, Claney Outzen, MaryCarson Adams, Barbara Brown, Sharon Christ,
Risa Stiegler and Arielle Borovsky

Children’s Interpretations of Referential and Expletive It

Athulya Aravind and Megan Gotowski

3:30 – 5:30
5:30 – 7:00
Awards and Recognition: Jean Berko Gleason Award, Diversity Travel Fellowships, and Paula Menyuk Awards


PLENARY ADDRESS: The Fingerprints of Universal Grammar

Dr. Kamil Deen (University of Hawaii)


7:00 – 8:30

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Sunday, November 5, 2023

Session A

East Balcony

Session B

Conference Auditorium

Session C

Terrace Lounge

Acquisition of morpho-syntax Sign Language and gesture Neural processing
9:00 – 9:30
Linguistic and extralinguistic constraints on school-age children’s use of variable nominal plural marking in Brazilian Portuguese

M. Cole Callen

Show and Tell: Children’s depictive strategies in silent gesture vs. sign

Casey Ferrara and Susan Goldin-Meadow

Maturation of grammar in adolescence: ERP evidence for continuous agreement consolidation

Guillaume Blais, Émilie Courteau,
Karsten Steinhauer and Phaedra Royle

9:30 – 10:00
Children selectively use “when” and “if” to talk about certain and uncertain possibilities

Yanwan Zhu and Roman Feiman

Domain and conventionality influence how metaphors are processed as well as children’s inhibition control: A gesture-based study with Turkish speaking preschoolers.

Meryem Ezgi Bayramoğlu and Duygu Özge

Neuroanatomical Support for the Maturational Hypothesis of Subject-Experiencer Passives

Roeland Hancock, Sahil Luthra
and William Snyder

10:00 – 10:30
Non-Canonical Agreement in Early Grammar

Megan Gotowski and Athulya Aravind

Not a matter of a degree: ASL signing children and acquisition of gradability

Helen Koulidobrova and Gabriel Martinez Vera

Using ERP to examine lexicosemantic prediction in L1-Swedish learners of L2 English

José Alemán Bañón and Clara D. Martin

10:30 – 11:00
Children’s regularization increases when variation resembles speech errors

Kathryn Schuler and Yiran Chen

Mechanisms of early vocabulary acquisition persist under variability

Amelia Becker, Naomi Caselli, Amy Lieberman and Jennie Pyers

Children with DLD show deficits in the neural encoding of shape and movement.

Natalya Kaganovich, Jennifer Schumaker, Emma Gausman and Teanna Pounds

11:00 – 11:30
11:30 – 1:00
Current and future contributions of studies of children with Specific Language Impairments

Mabel Rice (University of Kansas), Sean Redmond (University of Utah), Claire Selin, Teresa Girolamo (San Diego State University), and Erin Andres (University of Missouri)


1:00 – 1:15
Conference Closing




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Friday Posters

Group 1: Sign language acquisition

Group 2: Bilingual language learning

Group 3: DLD/Language Delay

Group 4: Computational modeling

Group 5: Morpho-syntax in L2 learning

Group 6: Social context of word learning

Group 7: Child-directed input

Group 8: Phonetics & Phonology in L2 acquisition

Group 9: Pragmatic development

Group 10: Language & Cognition

Group 11: Corpus studies of language learning

Group 12: Morpho-syntax in child language learning

Remote posters (3:30-4:30)

Remote posters (4:30-5:30)

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Saturday Posters

Group 1: Pragmatic development in school age children

Group 2: Computational modeling

Group 3: L2 learning and effects of input

Group 4: Word learning

Group 5: Vocabulary learning

Group 6: Bilingual language learning

Group 7: Acquisition of phonology

Group 8: Semantic development

Group 9: Language & Cognition

Group 10: Heritage language

Group 11: Late L2 acquisition

Group 12: Lexical processing

Group 13: Morpho-syntax in adult learning

Remote posters (3:30-4:30)

Remote posters (4:30-5:30)