Ongoing Events

Weekly Fall 2017 SLAB Meetings – FLB G70D – Wednesdays  at 3:00 p.m.

Interested students and researchers are welcome to join Dr. Silvina Montrul and collaborators in discussing research happening in connection with the SLAB lab. Current projects include work on child L2 and heritage language acquisition, gender cues, differential object marking, and virtual reality.

Student members of Dr. Montrul’s group include Begoña Arechabaleta, Andrew Armstrong, Chung-yu Chen, Laura Cummings, Eider Etxebarria, Ana Galdamez, Macarena Galvez, Irati Hurtado, Dawn Navejas, Kelsey Rademacher, Elias Shakkour, and Anna Tsiola.

Fall 2017 SLAB Presenters and Topics

September 20: Andrew Armstrong (“Literacy Effects on Language Development and Sentence Processing”)

September 27: Irati Hurtado Ruiz (“The Acquisition of Dative Clitics by Spanish Second Language Learners Using Priming Methods”)

October 4: Chung-yu Chen (SLRF practice talk: “Second Language Processing of Mandarin Relative Clauses: A self-paced reading study”) and Macarena Galvez

October 11: No Meeting

October 18: Ana Galdamez (Subject-verb inversion in Spanish Wh-questions)

October 25: Andrew Armstrong

November 1: TBD

November 8: No Meeting

November 15: Kelsey Rademacher (“Effects of Parent-Child Interaction During Book Sharing on Bilingual Children’s Oral Language Skills”)

November 29: No Meeting

December 6: Macarena Galvez

December 13: Eider Etxebarria Zuluaga (L3 Study)

December 20: TBD


Spring 2017 SLAB Meeting Topics

February 13 – Semester planning meeting; Update on virtual reality (VR) and SLA project. Dr. Silvina Montrul

February 20: Presentation by Chung-Yu (on Mandarin aspect markers)

February 27: Presentations by Anna

March 6: Presentation by Dr. Francesco Romano: The role of syntactic complexity and type of input exposure in knowledge of L2 Italian clitics

March 27: Elicited Production Task with Children: Bego and Laura

April 3: Presentation by Silvina (GASLA) (on Spanish gender cues) and by Laura

April 24: TBD

May 1: Mothers and Children project (Maca)


Upcoming Events

Multiple departments connected to the SLAB lab will be offering SLA-related lectures and presentations. Please view department pages for full offerings. The following is a sample of lectures that may be of interest:


Past Events

The Heritage Language Research Institute took place May 22-25, 2017, at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.