CYCL1A Project L1 Acquisition of Cypriot Greek Pronominal Clitics University of Cambridge, University of Cyprus, and the Cyprus Acquisition Team funded by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation (PENEK 0609/42), 2010–12
Workshop on the Acquisition of Clitics
Royiatiko Hotel, Old Town, Nicosia
25–26 May 2012
Friday, 25 May 2012
10:00 – 11:00 Plenary Speaker:
Teresa Parodi  (University of Cambridge)
Clitic Placement in L2 Serbo-Croatian as a Feature Learning Challenge
11:00 – 11:30 COFFEE BREAK
11:30 – 12:00
Katerina Palasis  (UMR 7320 CNRS & Université de Nice)
Clitics in Early L1 French: Their Morpho-Syntactic Status and the Oral vs. Standard French Dichotomy
12:00 – 12:30
Enkeleida Kapia  (University of Hamburg & Center for Albanian Studies)
Acquisition of Dative and Accusative Clitic Doubling in Albanian: a Syntactic-Pragmatic Approach
12:30 – 13:00
Marta Maria Tryzna  (Gulf University for Science and Technology)
L1 Acquisition of Object Clitics in Child Polish: Evidence for Three Developmental Stages
13:00 – 14:30 LUNCH BREAK
Special Session: Mixed Clitic Placement
14:30 – 15:30 Plenary Speakers:
Maria Lobo & João Costa  (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Acquisition of Clitic Placement in European Portuguese
15:30 – 16:00
Theoni Neokleous  (University of Cambridge)
L1 Acquisition of Clitic Placement in Cypriot Greek
16:00 – 16:30
Eleni Theodorou & Kleanthes K. Grohmann  (University of Cyprus)
Object Clitics in Cypriot Greek Children with SLI
16:30 – 17:00 COFFEE BREAK
17:00 – 17:30
Sviatlana Karpava & Kleanthes K. Grohmann  (University of Cyprus)
Bilingual Acquisition of Object Clitic Placement in Cypriot Greek: A Comparative Study from Russian–Cypriot Greek Speakers
17:30 – 18:00
Elena Papadopoulou1,3, Evelina Leivada2,3, and Natalia Pavlou3 (1University of Essex, 2Universitat de Barcelona, 3Cyprus Acquisition Team)
Clitic Placement in Cypriot Greek: A Matter of Lexical and Syntactic Stimulation?
18:00 – 18:30
Kleanthes K. Grohmann  (University of Cyprus)
CAT Research on Object Clitic Placement: Where We Are Now
Saturday, 26 May 2012
10:00 – 11:00 Plenary Speakers:
João Costa & Maria Lobo (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Acquisition of Clitics: A Non-Uniform Process
11:00 – 11:30 COFFEE BREAK
11:30 – 12:00
Larisa Avram1, Martine Coene2, and Anca Sevcenco1 (1University of Bucharest, Free University Amsterdam)
Theoretical Implications of Children’s Early Production of Object Clitics
12:00 – 12:30
Valentina Brunetto (University of Leeds)
The Pronoun Interpretation Problem in Romance Complex Predicates
12:30 – 13:00
Arhonto Terzi1, Theodoros Marinis2, Konstantinos Francis3, and Angeliki Kotsopoulou1 (1Technological Educational Institute of Patras, 2University of Reading, 3University of Athens)
Do Autistic Children’s Problems with Binding of Clitics Reflect Problems with Case?
13:00 – 14:30 LUNCH BREAK
14:30 – 15:00
Megan Devlin, Raffaella Folli, Alison Henry, and Christina Sevdali (University of Ulster)
Clitic Right Dislocation in the Absence of Clitics: A Case Study in Trilingual Acquisition
15:00 – 16:00 Plenary Speaker:
Ianthi Maria Tsimpli (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Clitic Drop, Null Objects and Markedness
16:00 – 16:30 COFFEE BREAK
16:30 – 17:30 Speakers and Participants:
Roundtable Discussion
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