Dr. William Snyder and Emma Nguyen’s research on children’s understanding of passive sentences and their use of the Truth Value Judgement methodology were featured by the UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Special thanks to Laura Snider and Dr. Marie Coppola for their help in making the video.
Emma Nguyen gave a presentation at the 2015 UConn-UMass-Smith Language Acquisition Workshop that took place at Smith College on November 17, 2015. Her talk was titled “Some Thoughts on English-Speaking Children’s Comprehension of Long Passives”.
Dr. William Snyder gave a talk at the Experimental Syntax & Semantics/Language Acquisition Lab meeting at MIT, October 14, 2015. His talk was titled “Relativized Minimality in Children’s Passives”.
Emma Nguyen (in collaborations with Diane Lillo-Martin and William Snyder) will give a talk at the 12th Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition conference (GALA 2015) at the University of Nantes, France, September 10-12, 2015. Her talk will be titled “Actionality speaks louder than Felicity—Children’s comprehension of long passives.”
Emma Nguyen will be spending this month at the University of Chicago. She will be attending the 2015 LSA Summer Institute, taking several courses such as Language Acquisition and Psycholinguistics (among others). Have fun, Emma!
On May 15, Ting Xu successfully defended her dissertation entitled “Almost Again: On the Semantics and Acquisition of Decomposition Adverbs.” Congratulations, Ting!
Ting Xu gave a talk at the 51st Meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society (CLS 51), April 23-25 , 2015. Her talk was titled “On the ambiguity of almost: An intervention effect”.
Emma Nguyen gave a presentation at the 2015 UConn-UMass-Smith Language Acquisition Workshop that took place at UConn on April 18, 2015. Her talk was titled “Actionality Speaks Louder than Felicity: Children’s Comprehension of Long Passives”.
Dr. Snyder and Emma Nguyen gave a presentation on “Developmental Milestone” to parents and teachers at Parent’s Night at the Discovery Zone Learning Center in Columbia, CT.