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)
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:
Monday, September 25 at 4:00 p.m. Prof. Roy Lyster (McGill University, https://mcgill.ca/dise/roy-lyster) will give an invited lecture in Lucy Ellis Lounge, with the SLATE Fall Reception immediately following in the FLB Atrium
Monday, October 30 at 4:00 p.m. Prof. Fred Genesee (McGill University, http://www.psych.mcgill.ca/perpg/fac/genesee/fredad.html) will give an invited lecture in Lucy Ellis Lounge
Thursday, May 3 (Reading Day) SLATE Graduate Research Symposium, featuring invited speaker Prof. Victoria Murphy (Oxford University) http://www.education.ox.ac.uk/about-us/directory/professor-victoria-murphy/
The Heritage Language Research Institute took place May 22-25, 2017, at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.