Ongoing events

SLAB Meetings

Spring 2024: Wednesdays at 2 PM (in person in the SLAB and virtually on Zoom)

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, and differential object marking. SLAB Meetings take place weekly every semester. For information about joining Zoom meetings, please email

Spring 2024 SLAB Meeting Dates and Topics

January 24 – Organizational meeting

January 31 – Paul (“Variable Clitic Placement in Monolingual and Bilingual Adolescents”)

February 7 – NO MEETING

February 14 – Walther (“Assisting the Development of Heritage Languages via Study Abroad: Results from a Priming Study”)

February 21 – NO MEETING

February 28 – Paper discussion: Brysbaert (2021) and Vasishth et al. (2018)

March 6 – Aylin (“Relative Clauses in Turkish-American Returnees”)


March 20 – Martine (Paper discussion: Brehm & Alday, 2022)

March 27 – NO MEETING

April 3 – Cory (“The Relationship between Language Learning Motivation and Rates of Phonological Discrimination in Adoptees”)

April 10 – NO MEETING

April 17 – Danny (Preliminary results from the Gender Cues research project)

April 24 – Silvina, Lorena, Karen, and Irati (“Knowledge of DOM and Accusative Clitic Doubling in Spanish Heritage Speakers”)

May 1 – Talk by Prof. Elaine Grolla, from the University of Sao Paolo (“Confronting Spontaneous and Experimental Data in Child Brazilian Portuguese: Competence vs. Performance Issues”)