Recent Conference Presentations

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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]

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.

2014

Kim, Y.J., & Sundara, M. (2014). 6-month-olds can segment and decompose morphologically-complex words. Poster presented at the 39th Boston University Conference on Language Development [BUCLD 39], Boston, MA. November, 2014.

Chong, A.J. & Sundara, M. (2014). 18-month-olds compensate for a phonological alternation. Talk presented at the 39th Boston University Conference on Language Development [BUCLD 39], Boston, MA. November, 2014.

Sundara, M., Ngon, C., Skoruppa, K., Feldman, N.H., Onario, G.M., Morgan, J.L., Peperkamp, S. (2014) Young infants’ discrimination of subtle phonetic contrasts. Poster presented at the 39th Boston University Conference on Language Development [BUCLD 39], Boston, MA. November, 2014.

White, J., Sundara, M., Kim, Y.J., Chong, A.J. (2014). Infant learning of phonological alternations is biased by phonetic similarity. Poster presentation at the Workshop on Learning Biases in Natural and Artificial Language Acquisition at the Annual meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain, Oxford, UK. September, 2014.

Chong, A.J., & Sundara, M. (2014). Tapping in American English: Context matters. Poster presentation at LabPhon14, Tokyo, Japan. July, 2014.

Kim, Y.J., & Sundara, M. (2014). 6-month-olds’ segmentation and decomposition of morphologically complex words. Symposium on Cognition & Language Development. Los Angeles, CA. May, 2014.

2013

Sundara, M., Kim, Y.J., White, J., & Chong, A.J. (2013). There is no pat in patting: Acquisition of phonological alternations by English-learning 12-mo-olds. Talk presented at the 38th Boston University Conference on Language Development [BUCLD 38], Boston, MA. November, 2013.

Chong, A.J., & Sundara, M. (2013). Allophonic variation and word recognition in 1.5 year-old children. Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Society of America Workshop “Variation in the Acquisition of Sound Systems”, Ann Arbor, MI. June, 2013.

Vogt, H., Zuraw, K., & Sundara, M., (2013). Acquisition of /r/, /l/ and /w/ by monolingual English-speaking children. Berkeley Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Berkeley, CA. May, 2013.

Sundara, M. & Mateu, V.E. (2013). Non-native rhythm does not block word segmentation in infants. Workshop on Infant Language Development, San Sebastian, Spain. May, 2013.

2012

Adani, F., Scutellaro, A., Sundara, M., & Hyams, N. (2012). Online processing of subject and object relative clauses by adults and infants. Talk presented at the 3rd Conference on Early Language Acquisition, Lyon, France. December, 2012.

White, J., & Sundara, M. (2012). Infant biases in the learning of phonological alternations. Talk presented at the 37th Boston University Conference on Language Development [BUCLD 37], Boston, MA. November, 2012.

Hicks, J., & Sundara, M. (2012). Children with SLI produce 3rd singular –s constrained by phonology. Poster at the Annual Convention of American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, Atlanta, GA. November, 2012.

Ward, N., & Sundara, M. (2012). The role of visual cues in imitating an unfamiliar sound. International Symposium on Imitation and Convergence in Speech, Aix-en-Provence, France. September, 2012.

Kim, Y. J. & Sundara, M. (2012). 11-month-olds use function words to segment vowel-initial words. Poster presentation at 2012 the International Conference on Infant StudiesMinneapolis, MN. June, 2012.

Ward, N. & Sundara, M. (2012). The development and basis of visual language preference in infancy. Poster presentation at the 2012 International Conference on Infant StudiesMinneapolis, MN. June, 2012.

Sundara, Megha & Victoria E. Mateu (2012) Can monolingual English infants segment words in Spanish? Poster presented at the 7th annual Southern California Conference on Cognitive and Language Development, San Diego, CA. April, 2012.

Hicks, J., & Sundara, M.  (2012). Systematicity in the production of grammatical morphemes by children with SLI. Southern California Undergraduate Linguistics Conference, Los Angeles, CA. April, 2012.

2011

Vicenik, C. & Sundara, M. (2011). Weighting of prosodic cues in language discrimination by infants and adults. Invited paper at the 162nd meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Diego, CA. October-November, 2011.

Ward, N. & Sundara, M. (2011). Is infants’ native language preference in the visual modality guided by speech rhythm? Invited paper at the 162nd meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Diego, CA. October-November, 2011.

Jacobson, S., Ward, N., & Sundara, M. (2011) Acoustic correlates of stress in Spanish infant-directed speech. Poster at the Undergraduate Research Symposium, 162nd meeting of the Acoustical Society of AmericaSan Diego, CA. October-November, 2011.

Ward, N. & Sundara, M. (2011). Effects of language exposure on prosodic differences in infant babbling. Invited paper at the 2011 Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition, Thessaloniki, Greece. September, 2011.

Ward, N., & Sundara, M. (2011). Effects of language exposure on prosodic differences in infant babbling. Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition, Thessaloniki, Greece. September, 2011.

Yu, K., Khan, S.D., & Sundara, M. (2011). A cross-linguistic investigation of information structure in infant-directed speech. Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody 2, Montreal, Canada. March, 2011.

2010

Kim, Y. -J., & Sundara, M. (2010) The role of function words in the development of word segmentation.  Poster presentation at the 36th Boston University Conference on Language Development [BUCLD 36], Boston, MA. November, 2010.

Ward, N., Sundara, M., Conboy, B., & Kuhl, P.K. (2010). Short-term exposure to a second language produces language-specific effects in babbling. Poster presentation at the 36th Boston University Conference on Language Development [BUCLD 36], Boston, MA. November, 2010.

Hendrickson, K., & Sundara, M. (2010). The development of referential understanding. Poster at the 2nd Pan American / Iberian Meeting on Acoustics, Cancun, Mexico. November, 2010.

Kim, Y. -J., & Sundara, M. (2010). Function words facilitate word segmentation. Poster at the 2nd Pan American / Iberian Meeting on Acoustics, Cancun, Mexico. November, 2010.

Thatte, V., & Sundara, M. (2010). 4.5-month-olds’ phonotactic knowledge.  Poster at the 2nd Pan American / Iberian Meeting on Acoustics, Cancun, Mexico. November, 2010.

Ward, N., & Sundara, M. (2010). Development of native language preference in the visual modality. Poster at the 2nd Pan American / Iberian Meeting on Acoustics, Cancun, Mexico. November, 2010.

Vicenik, C., Sundara, M., Kitamura, C., & Nazzi, T. (2010). Language discrimination by infants: Discriminating within the native language rhythm class. Poster at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Baltimore, MD. June, 2010.