Recent Conference Presentations

2020

M. Hirzel, L. Perkins, & J. Lidz (2020). “19 month-olds represent and incrementally parse filler-gap dependencies.” 33rd Annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference, Amherst/Online.

Sundara, M., & Breiss, C. (2020). Infants are sensitive to phonotactic patterns in their native language at 5-months. Oral Presentation at the 45th Boston University Conference on Language Development [BUCLD 45]. November 2020.

Suyuan, L., Faytak, M. & Sundara, M. (2020). Production and perception of the coda nasals in Shanghai Mandarin. Labphon17, Vancouver, BC

Sundara, M., & Breiss, C. (2020). 5-month-olds are sensitive to phonotactic patterns in their native language. Labphon17, Vancouver, BC

Sundara, M., & Breiss, C. (2020). 5-month-olds are sensitive to native language phonotactics. International Congress of Infant Studies, Glasgow, Scotland.

2019

A. Williams, L. Perkins, & J. Lidz (2019). “Transitive clauses can describe 3-participant events: Evidence against one-to-one matching between arguments and participants in verb learning.” 44th Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 44), Boston.

J. Lidz & L. Perkins (2019). “The Development of Wh-Question Representations in Infancy: Evidence from 15- and 18-Month-Olds.” 44th Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 44), Boston.

J. Schneider, L. Perkins, & N.H. Feldman (2019). “A noisy channel model for systematizing unpredictable input variation.” 44th Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 44), Boston.

K. Hitczenko & L. Perkins (2019). “Introduction to Bayesian Modeling in Linguistics.” Tutorial presented at the 2nd meeting of the Society for Computation in Linguistics (SCiL), New York.

L. Perkins, N.H. Feldman, & J. Lidz (2019). “Mind the Gap: Learning the Surface Forms of Movement.” 44th Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 44), Boston.

H. Muller, P. Gaston, B. Dickerson, K. Durvasula, M. Hirzel, K. Hitczenko, M. Kandel, A. Liter, P. Lyskawa, J. Nelligan, M. Papillon, and L. Perkins (2019). “Gender bias in representation and publishing rates across subfields.” 93rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Society of America, New York.

Steffman, J., & Sundara, M. (2019). Biphone probability and neighborhood density effects on phonetic categorization. Poster at the 178th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Diego, CA.

Sundara, M. & Mateu, V.E. (2019). Dual language input facilitates English learning infants’ word segmentation abilities. Oral Presentation at the 12th meeting of the International Symposium on Bilingualism, Edmonton, Alberta. 

2018

Lin, I., Chong, A.J., Sundara, M. (2018). The extent of variation in the production of coronals in English infant-directed speech. Poster at LabPhon 16, Lisbon, Portugal. June, 2018.

L. Perkins, T. Knowlton, A. Williams, & J. Lidz (2018). “Matching number vs. linking roles: Using 3- participant scene percepts to understand infants’ bootstrapping.” 43rd Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 43), Boston.

Mateu, Victoria E. & Nina Hyams. (2018). The structure of silence: A look at children’s comprehension of sluicing. Talk presented at the 49th NorthEast Linguistic Society [NELS 49], Ithaca, NY. October, 2018.

Mateu, V. & Hyams, N. (2018). Intervention and animacy effects in the acquisition of sluicing. Talk presented at the 43rd Boston University Conference on Language Development [BUCLD 43]. Boston, MA. November 2018.

Sundara, M. & Mayer, C. (2018) Modeling developmental changes in infants’ discrimination of English vowels. Poster presented at the 43rd Boston University Conference on Language Development [BUCLD 43]. Boston, MA. November 2018.

Sundara, M., Mayer, C., (2018). Modeling developmental changes in infants’ discrimination of English vowels. Poster presentation at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Philadelphia, PA. June-July, 2018.

T. Knowlton, L. Perkins, A. Williams, & J. Lidz (2018). “Getting a grip on infants’ event representations: participant number in TAKE and PICK-UP.” The XXI Biennial International Congress of Infant Studies (ICIS), Philadelphia.

2017

A. Williams, L. Perkins, A. X. He, S. Björnsdóttir, & J. Lidz (2017). “A New Test of One-to-One Matching Between Arguments and Participants in Verb Learning.” 42nd Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 42), Boston.

Chong, A.J. ​(2017). Derived-environment effects and learning: an experimental study. Talk given at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America [LSA 2017]. Austin, TX, January 2017. [slides]

L. Perkins, N.H. Feldman, & J. Lidz (2017). “Learning to Filter Non-Basic Clauses for Argument Structure Acquisition.” 42nd Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 42), Boston.

J. Lidz & L. Perkins (2017). “Vocabulary Predicts Filler-Gap Dependency Comprehension at 15 Months.” 42nd Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 42), Boston.

J. Lidz, A. Williams, & L. Perkins (2017). “Conceptual correlates of transitivity in early verb learners.” Symposium on Event concepts and early word learning, 42nd Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 42), Boston.

L. Perkins, N.H. Feldman, & J. Lidz (2017). “Learning an Input Filter for Argument Structure Acquisition.” 7th Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics (CMCL), Valencia, Spain.

Mateu, V. E., Hyams, N. & Winans, L. (2017). Intervention effects in early grammar: Evidence from sluicing. Talk presented at the 42nd Boston University Conference on Language Development [BUCLD 42]. Boston, MA. November 2017.

Mateu, V.E., Hyams, N. & Winans, L. (2017). Where ellipsis meets A’-movement: Sluicing in early grammar. Talk presented at the Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition 13 [GALA 13]. Palma de Mallorca, Spain. September 2017.

Mateu, V. E. (2017). Processing similarities and grammatical differences in the acquisition of raising and control. Talk presented at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America 2017 Annual Meeting [LSA 2017]. Austin, TX. January 2017.

Sundara, M., Mayer, C., (2017). Does the developing lexicon constrain infants’ discrimination of English vowels? Poster at the 174th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, New Orleans, LA. December, 2017.

2016

Aly, A., Jacobson, S., Sundara, M. (2016). Levels of prominence in Spanish infant-directed speech. Poster at the 5th Joint Meeting Acoustical Society of America and Acoustical Society of Japan. Honolulu, HI. November-December 2016.

Sundara, M., Molnar, M., & Frota, S. (2016). English learning infants’ perception of boundary tones. Poster at the 5th Joint Meeting Acoustical Society of America and Acoustical Society of Japan. Honolulu, HI. November-December 2016.

Mateu, V. E. (2016). What cross-linguistic acquisition differences can tell us about invisible syntax: The case of Spanish ‘parecer’. Talk presented at the 41st Boston University Conference on Language Development [BUCLD 41]. Boston, MA. November 2016.

Mateu, V. E. & Hyams, N. (2016). On the learnability of implicit arguments. Talk presented at the Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition: North America 7 [GALANA 7]. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL. September 2016.

Sundara, M., Molnar, M., & Frota, S. (2016). The perception of boundary tones in infancy across languages. Oral presentation at the International Conference on Infant Studies. New Orleans, LA. May, 2016.

Chong, A.J. (2016). Learning consequences of derived-environment effects. Talk given at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America [LSA 2016], Washington, DC. January 2016. [slides]

Mateu, V. E. (2016). Intervention Effects in Subject-to-Subject Raising: Evidence from Spanish-speaking children. Talk presented at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America [LSA 2016]. Washington D.C. January 2016.

2015

Mateu, Victoria E. (2015). The delay of subject-to-subject raising with seem and subject control with promise: Is a unified account possible? Poster presented at the 40th Boston University Conference on Language Development [BUCLD 40]. Boston, MA. November 2015.

Kim, Y.J., & Sundara, M. (2015). Walk is in walks but not walked: 6-mo-olds processing of inflected forms. Presented at the American International Morphology Meeting 3. Amherst, MA. October, 2015.

Sundara, Megha & Victoria E. Mateu. (2015). Cross-linguistic transfer of word segmentation abilities in bilingual infants. Poster presented at the Workshop on Infant Language Development [WILD]. Stockholm, Sweden. June 2015.

Sundara, M., Molnar, M., & Frota, S. (2015). When infants get the question: The development of boundary tone perception. Poster presented at the Workshop on Infant Language Development [WILD]. Stockholm, Sweden. June 2015.

White, J., Kim, Y., Chong, A.J., & Sundara, M. (2015). Phonetic similarity as a bias in infant phonological learning. Workshop on Universal biases on phonological acquisition and processing Annual Meeting of the German Society of Linguistics (Deutschen Gesellschaft fr Sprachwissenschaft), University of Liepzig, Germany. March, 2015.