The Third A. Guiora Annual Roundtable Conference in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language -

Program & Abstracts


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Thursday October 8, 2009
‘First exposure to an unknown language’

08.45 Coffee

09.00 Wolfgang Klein, MPI for Psycholinguistics – Introduction

09.30 M. Gullberg, L. Roberts, C. Dimroth, K. Veroude & P. Indefrey, MPI for Psycholinguistics – The First Seven Minutes Of Contact With An Unknown Language

10.15 Coffee

10.45 D. J. Davidson, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Science – Short-term Grammatical Plasticity in Adult Language Learners

11.30 R. Rast, American U. Paris and U. Paris 8 – The Role Of Linguistic
Input In The Early Stages Of Adult Language Learning

12.15 Discussion

12.45 Lunch

14.00 N. C. Ellis & N. Sagarra, U. Michigan, Pennsylvania State U. – Learned Attention Effects In L2 Acquisition Of Temporal Reference In Latin And Spanish: The First Hour And The Next Eight Semesters

14.45 J. McLaughlin, U. Washington – Brain Potentials Reveal Discrete
Stages Of L2 Grammatical Learning

15.30 Coffee

16.00 M. Laine & R. Salmelin, Åbo Akademi U., Helsinki U. of Technology – Neurocognition Of New Word Learning In The Native Tongue: Lessons From The Ancient Farming Equipment Paradigm

16.45 Discussion

17.15 Drinks for all participants

18.30 Conference dinner for invited speakers


Friday October 9, 2009 

‘Artificial vs. natural language learning’

09.00 Coffee

09.30 S. Lindsay & G. Gaskell, York U. – A Complementary Systems Account Of Word Learning In L1 And L2

10.15 R. de Diego-Balaguer & D. Lopez-Barroso, Institució Catalana de
Recerca i Estudis Avançats, U. de Barcelona – Cognitive And Neural
Mechanisms Sustaining Rule Learning from Speech

11.00 Coffee

11.30 K.-M. Petersson, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging – Artificial Language Learning In Adults (And Children)

12.15 Discussion

12.45 Lunch

14.00 John Williams, Cambridge U. – Initial incidental acquisition of word
order regularities: Is it just sequence learning?

14.45 Coffee

15.15 P. Robinson, Aoyama Gakuin U. – Learning Artificial Grammars And Natural Second Languages: Effects Of Chunk-Strength, Frequency, Similarity, And Individual Differences In Cognitive Abilities

16.00-  16.30 Discussion and closing


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