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University of Connecticut College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Linguistics


Published on October, 29 2018 at 10:57am

The 43rd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 43) will take place at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts, on November 2–4, 2018. UConn will be there.


  • The acquisition of French causatives and parallels to English passives
    J. Borga, W. Snyder
  • Language modality doesn’t affect number concept development, but timing of language exposure does: Insights from deaf children acquiring signed and spoken language.
    Jessica Contreras, Emily Carrigan, Marie Coppola
  • On a developmental delay in the L1 acquisition of the Japanese nominative object
    T. Sano, H. Shimada, Y. Fujiwara

Alternate Talk:

  • Acquisition of ellipsis: Phonology or syntax?
    Yoshiki Fujiwara, H. Shimada


  • Verbs, not subjects, drive subject-as-agent misinterpretation in children’s comprehension of passives.
    L. Ehrenhofer, Kazuko Yatsushiro, T. Fritzsche, B. Höhle, J. Lidz, C. Phillips, Y. Huang
  • Development of pointing signs in ASL and implications for their analysis.
    Diane Lillo-Martin, Deborah Chen Pichler
  • Using developmental modeling to specify learning and representation of the passive in English children.
    Emma Nguyen, L. Pearl
  • Effect of intonation contour on scope: hat vs. neutral contours in German.
    Kazuko Yatsushiro, A. Sugawara, U. Sauerland
  • False belief understanding requires language experience, but its precursor abilities do not.
    Deanna Gagne, S. Goico, J. Pyers, Marie Coppola
  • Parental sign input to Deaf children of Deaf parents: Vocabulary and syntax.
    Corina Goodwin, Lee Prunier, Diane Lillo-Martin
  • Grammaticalization of the body and space in Nicaraguan Sign Language.
    K. Montemurro, M. Flaherty, Marie Coppola, S. Goldin-Meadow, D. Brentari
  • Syntactic strength of the SVO word order in the general population of Mandarin-exposed preschool children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
    Y. Su, Letitia Naigles