30th August

8:30 – 9:15Registration
9:15 – 9:30Opening address
9:30 – 10:30 Maria Teresa Guasti
Why do children fail to produce clitics? From language acquisition to linguistic theory
10:30 – 11:00Coffee break
11:00 – 11:30Maria Lobo and Inês Vitorino
Acquisition of clitic climbing by European Portuguese children
11:30 – 12:00Margarida Tomaz, Maria Lobo, Ana Madeira, Carla Soares-Jesel and Stéphanie Vaz
Clitic omission and clitic placement in French-Portuguese bilingual children
12:00 – 12:30Alexandra Fiéis and Ana Madeira
L1 effects in the L2 acquisition of long-distance binding in European Portuguese
12:30 – 13:00Celina Agostinho and Anna Gavarró
The comprehension of verbal passives by children acquiring European Portuguese
13:00 – 15:00Lunch break
15:00 – 16:00Ana Lúcia Santos
Control and inflected infinitives: some results and remaining problems
16:00 – 16:30Juana M. Liceras and Raquel Fernandez Fuertes
On the nature of crosslinguistic influence: Root infinitives revisited
16:30 – 17:00Coffee break
17:00 – 17:30Ana Paula S.P.S. Jakubów and Letícia M. Sicuro Corrêa
Variable number agreement in Brazilian Portuguese and morphophonological underspecification in language processing and acquisition
17:30 – 18:00Joana Teixeira
Can explicit instruction help L2 learners overcome persistent L1 interference? The case of "free" inversion in L2 English
18:00 – 18:30Marco Bril
Inflections in the syntax-phonology interface in written production of L1 and L2 learners
19:00 – 20:00Reception

31st August

9:30 – 10:30 Antonella Sorace
Pronominal reference in bilingual speakers of Romance languages
(or: let’s not miss the forest for the trees)
10:30 – 11:00Coffee break
11:00 – 11:30Anamaria Benţea and Stephanie Durrleman
Number, gender and animacy: Featural mismatches and the comprehension of relative clauses in French
11:30 – 12:00Karen Martini
Modulating intervention in production: the role of the lexical restriction feature
12:00 – 12:30Ingrid Konrad
The acquisition of A-bar dependencies in French and Portuguese: when the nature of the head/wh-word matters regardless of the gap position
12:30 – 13:00Marina Augusto, Elaine Grolla and Erica Rodrigues
PP Relatives with unergative and weather verbs in Brazilian Portuguese and (the lack) of intervention effects
13:00 – 15:00Lunch break
15:00 – 15:30Letícia M. Sicuro Corrêa and Marina R. A. Augusto
What can Brazilian Portuguese cost reducing strategies in the production of RCs tell us about language impairment in the syntactic domain?
15:30 – 16:00Silvia D’Ortenzo and Francesca Volpato
Assessing children’s syntactic proficiency through a sentence repetition task: A comparison between cochlear implanted children and typically developing children
16:00 – 16:30Vincent Torrens
The acquisition of wh-questions in child Spanish
16:30 – 17:00Coffee break
17:00 – 17:30Rachel Klassen, Isabel Contro Castaldo and Juana M. Liceras
Native and non-native Brazilian Portuguese grammars through the lens of derivational morphology in compounding
17:30– 18:00Tania Stortini and Mara Frascarelli
Focusing on subjects in focus constructions: the VS/SV order in Italian children (4-9 years old)
18:00– 18:30Giorgio Carella and Mara Frascarelli
When the Emperor is in chains
18:30– 19:00Adina Camelia Bleotu
Deriving scalar implicatures with quantifiers by Romanian 7- and 9-year-olds

1st September

Learnability in a parametric world

Susann Fischer, Mario Navarro & Jorge Vega Vilanova,
Hamburg University


10:00 – 11:00 Charles Yang
Distributional Learning and the Parameter
11:00 – 11:20Coffee break
11:20 – 11:50Letícia M. Sicuro Corrêa
On reconciling linguistic and psycholinguistic research in the light of the third factor in language design
11:50 – 12:20Jingtao Zhu and Anna Gavarró
Testing variational model: null subjects and null objects in L1 Chinese
12:20 – 12:50Keith Tse
Formalist and functionalist factors in parameter-resetting: a creative compromise
12:50 – 14:30Lunch break
14:30 – 15:00Yadav Gowda, Elise Newman, Martin Hackl and Leo Rosenstein
Polarity sensitivity of even in early child grammar
15:00 – 15:30Marta Ruda
Learnability theory and expressive language
15:30 – 16:00Kleanthes K. Grohmann
Some reflections on the what’s and where’s of variation in language