Learnability in a parametric world
Workshop hosted by Romance Turn IX

 

Programme

10:00 – 11:00

Distributional Learning and the Parameter

Charles Yang (University of Pennsylvania)

11:00 – 11:20

Coffee break

11:20 – 11:50

On Reconciling Linguistic and Psycholinguistic Research in the Light of the Third Factor in Language Design

Letícia M. Sicuro Corrêa (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro)

11:50 – 12:20

Testing Variational Model: Null Subjects and Null Objects in L1 Chinese

Jingtao Zhu/Anna Gavarró (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona/ClicAsia, Centre d'Estudis Orientals)

12:20 – 12:50

Formalist and Functionalist Factors in Parameter-Resetting: a Creative Compromise

Keith Tse (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

12:50 – 14:30

Lunch

14:30 – 15:00

Polarity Sensitivity of Even in Early Child Grammar

Yadav Gowda, Elise Newman, Martin Hackl, Leo Rosenstein (MIT)

15:00 – 15:30

Learnability Theory and Expressive Language

Marta Ruda (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)

15:30 – 16:00

Some Reflections on the What’s and Where’s of Variation in Language

Kleanthes K. Grohmann (University of Cyprus & Cyprus Acquisition Team)

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