Biolinguistic Investigations on the Language Faculty

January 26-28, 2015
Pavia, Italy

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*All talks are given in Sala del Camino (Aula Magna) of IUSS, Pavia.

Monday, January 26

8:00-9:00        Registration

           

9:00-9:15        Welcome

 

9:15-10:00      Ken Wexler, MIT - Invited talk

                        Developmental Biolinguistic Investigations in Syntax and Semantics

 

10:00-10:45    Arhonto Terzi, Technological Educational Institute of Patras, Greece

                        Theodoros Marinis, University of Reading

                        Konstantinos Francis, University of Athens

                        Clitics of Children With Autism: Impaired Syntax, Discourse/Pragmatics or Prosody?

 

10:45-11:15    Break

 

11:15-12:00    Anna Gavarró, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

                        Myriam Cantú-Sánchez, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

                        A Study in Spanish SLI and the Founder Effect

 

12:00-14:00    Lunch

 

14:00-14:45    Giuseppe Longobardi, University of York and University of Trieste

                        Cristina Guardiano, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia

                        Andrea Ceolin, University of York

                        Guido Barbujani, University of Ferrara

                        Silvia Ghirotto, University of Ferrara

                        Across Language Families: Genome Diversity Mirrors Linguistic Variation Within Europe

 

14:45-15:30    Giuseppe Longobardi, University of York and University of Trieste

                        Andrea Ceolin, University of York

                        Aaron Ecay, University of York and University of Pennsylvania

                        Cristina Guardiano, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia

                        Monica Alexandrina Irimia, University of York

                        Nina Radkevich, University of York

                        Algorithmic Generation of Random Languages Argues for Syntax as a Source of Phylogenetic Information

 

15:30-16:00    Break

 

16:00-16:45    Anna Maria Di Sciullo, UQAM

                        Stanca Somesfalean, UQAM

                        Language Faculty, Language Development and Object Pronouns in Romanian

 

16:45-18:00    Poster Session (see bellow)

 

                        *Dinner

 

Tuesday, January 27

9:00-9:45        Caterina Donati, Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7

                        Chiara Branchini, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia

                        The Grammar of Code Blending. What Bimodal Bilinguals Can Teach Us About Language Architecture

 

9:45-10:30      John Winward, Thammasat University, Thailand

                        Second Language Users and the English Article System – Where Does It All Go Right?

 

10:30-11:00    Break

 

11:00-11:45    Scott Thomas, Alexandria, Virginia

                        Architecture (Conceptual and Cognitive) and Language Processing

 

11:45-12:30    Manuela Ambar, University of Lisboa

                        Root Subjunctive Clauses

 

12:30-14:00    Lunch

 

14:00-14:45    Edward Ruoyang Shi, Universitat de Barcelona

                        Saleh Alamri, Universitat de Barcelona

                        FOXP2 and Language: A More Nuanced View

 

14:45-15:30    Gonzalo Castillo, Universitat de Barcelona

                        Elizabeth Qing Zhang, Universitat de Barcelona

                        Is Externalization More Than a Side Effect? The Cognitive Abilities of Vocal Learning Birds

 

15:30-16:00    Break

 

16:00- 16:45   Mirko Grimaldi, University of Salento / CRIL

                        Anna Dora Manca, University of Salento / CRIL

                        Francesco Sigona, University of Salento / CRIL

                        Francesco Di Russo, University of Rome

                        Electrophysiological Evidence of Italian Vowels Segregation and Representation in Human Auditory Cortex

 

16:45-17:30    Camila Matamoros, Concordia University

                        Charles Reiss, Concordia University

                        Variables and Other Biolinguistic Issues in Phonology

 

17:30- 18:00   Break

 

18:00-18:45    Joana Rosselló, Universitat de Barcelona

                        Language Externalization Is Not Secondary: On the Integration of Speech and Thought

 

18:45-19:15    Pedro Tiago Martins, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

                        Bridget Samuels, University of Southern Carolina

                        Cedric Boeckx, Universitat de Barcelona / ICREA

                        What Makes Speech Human-Specific?

 

Wednesday, January 28 - Symposium

Symposium:  The Language of Schizophrenia: New Questions for Biolinguistics

Organizer:     Wolfram Hinzen, Universitat de Barcelona / ICREA

 

9:00-9:15        Introduction: Roberto Cavallaro, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Milan

 

9:15-10:00      Peter McKenna, FIDMAG Research Foundation, Benito Menni CASM Hospital, Barcelona

                        Everything You Wanted to Know About Schizophrenic Language But Were Afraid to Ask

 

10:00-11:30    Break

 

11:30-12:15     Wolfram Hinzen, Universitat de Barcelona / ICREA

                        The Positive Symptoms of Schizophrenia in Light of the Un-Cartesian Hypothesis

 

12:15-14:00    Lunch

                       

14:00-14:45    Marta Bosia, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Milan

                        Valentina Bambini, Institute for Advanced Study (IUSS), Pavia / NeTS

                        Andrea Moro, Institute for Advanced Study (IUSS), Pavia / NeTS

                        Roberto Cavallaro, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Milan

                        Language, Pragmatics and Social Cognition in Schizophrenia

 

14:45-15:30    Edith Pomarol-Clotet, FIDMAG Research Foundation, Benito Menni CASM Hospital, Barcelona

                        Disordered Speech and Language in Schizophrenia: The Perspective From Brain Imaging

 

15:30-16:15:   Round Table on the Language Faculty and Schizophrenia

 

16:15-17:00    Closing remarks

 

* Program changes will be posted on this page.

 

 

Poster session: Monday, January 26, 16:45-18:00

                        Cedric Boeckx, Universitat de Barcelona / ICREA

                        Evelina Leivada, Universitat de Barcelona

                        Parametric Hierarchies and the Three Factors in Language Design: A Biolinguistic Perspective

 

                        Pritha Chandra, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

                        Feature-Value Pools & Strengths: The Expression of Variation

 

                        Gonzalo Castillo, Universitat de Barcelona

                        The Inhibitory Nature of Language and Creative Behavior

 

                        Sandra Villata, University of Geneva

                        Brian McElree, New York University

                        Julie Franck, University of Geneva

                        The Temporal Dynamics of Intervention Effects: A Speed-Accuracy Trade-Off Study on Wh-Islands

 

                        Edward Ruoyang Shi, Universitat de Barcelona

                        Elizabeth Qing Zhang, Universitat de Barcelona

                        Lexical Tone Acquisition: A Case Study in Comparative Biolinguistics

 

                        Stefano Rastelli, University of Pavia and University of Greenwich / CAROLE

                        Quantized Second Language Acquisition

 

                        Evelina Leivada, Universitat de Barcelona

                        Mind the Gap: (Non-)Manifested Patterns of Variation Across Linguistic and Cognitive Phenotypes

 

                        Tatiana Golovko, Novosibirsk State University

                        Alexander Saprygin, Novosibirsk State University

                        Mariya Timofeeva, Novosibirsk State University

                        Natalya Snytnikova, Novosibirsk State University

                        EEG Reactions During the Recognition of Sentences With Different Emotionally Personal Assessment...

 

                        Gerhard Jäger, Tübingen University

                        Does Population Size Affect Language Structure?

 

                        Ermenegildo Bidese, University of Trento

                        Andrea Padovan, University of Verona

                        Alessandra Tomaselli, University of Verona

                        Syntax as the Edge of Thought

 

                        Hiroyuki Nishina, Saitama University

                        Comparing Causative Recursion in Kinematic Grammar With Sentence Embedding in Human Grammar

 

                        Cristiano Chesi, Institute for Advanced Study (IUSS), Pavia / NeTS

                        Andrea Moro, Institute for Advanced Study (IUSS), Pavia / NeTS

                        Linguistic Complexity in the Brain

 

                        Cristiano Chesi, Institute for Advanced Study (IUSS), Pavia / NeTS

                        Eleonora Catricalà, Institute for Advanced Study (IUSS), Pavia / NeTS

                        Antonio Miozzo, Università degli Studi di Brescia

                        Alessandra Marcone, Istituto di ricovero e cura a carattere scientifico Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan

                        Stefano Cappa, Institute for Advanced Study (IUSS), Pavia / NeTS

                        Linguistic Features for Machine Learning in Primary Progressive Aphasia

 

                        Silvia Albertini, Institute for Advanced Study (IUSS), Pavia / NeTS

                        Marco Tettamanti, Institute for Advanced Study (IUSS), Pavia / NeTS

                        Andrea Moro, Institute for Advanced Study (IUSS), Pavia / NeTS

                        Syntax and Working Memory: A Novel Experimental Paradigm

 

                        Martina Ricco, Institute for Advanced Study (IUSS), Pavia / NeTS

                        Cristiano Chesi, Institute for Advanced Study (IUSS), Pavia / NeTS

                        Andrea Moro, Institute for Advanced Study (IUSS), Pavia / NeTS

                        Musical Constituent: A Definition

 

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