Workshop on the acquisition of quantification

October 4-5

UMass Amherst

 Lederle Grad Center – the Math Lounge

Friday, October 4th

8:45 Coffee

9:00 Tom Roeper: introduction

Why there are no Methods, only Theories: Experimental Style and the Historical Path from syntax to discourse in the acquisition of quantification.

9:30 Jill De Villiers, Peter De Villiers, Rosie Alig and Margaret Collins, Smith College

Number Word Interpretation is not Impaired in High-functioning Children and Adolescents with Autism

10:00 Lilla Pintér & Mátyás Gerőcs, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary

How do Hungarian preschoolers interpret number words?

10:30 Jing Yang, University of Connecticut

The “Exact” Interpretation of Number Words

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 Kristen Syrett, Silvia Perez-Cortes, Anna Lingwall, Jennifer Austin and Liliana Sanchez, Hannah Baker, Christina Germak, Anthony Arias-Amaya Rutgers University-New Brunswick

How Spanish-English bilingual children approach entailment-based scalar implicatures

12:00 Einat Shetreet, Julia Reading, Gennaro Chierchia and Nadine Gaab, Harvard University, Children’s Hospital Boston and Northeastern University

NOT EVERY sentence is more complex than SOME

12:30 Lyn Tieu, Jacopo Romoli, Peng Zhou and Stephen Crain, University of Connecticut and Macquarie University

Children can compute ‘any’ free choice inference

1:00 Lunch

2:00 Invited speaker: Martin Hackl, MIT 

3:00 Erik-Jan Smits, Angeliek Van Hout and Bart Hollebrandse, University of Groningen

Quantifying in Context: How a discourse with two topics improves the interpretation of universal quantifier “alle” in Dutch

3:30 Marie-Elise Van der Ziel & Peter Coopmans, HAN University of Applied Sciences and Utrecht University and Utrecht University

Problems with Quantifiers: Children’s Interpretation of Different Types of Universal Quantification

4:00 Coffee break

4:30 Athulya Aravind & Jill De Villiers, MIT and Smith College

Quantification with Every: Children’s Error Types over Time

5:00 Patricia Brooks, Anna Schwartz & Irina Sekerina, City University of New York

Quantifier Spreading in School Aged Children

5:30 Amanda Rizun & Jeremy Hartman, UMass Amherst

Quantifier spreading and domain restrictions on event quantification


7:00 Dinner at the Faculty club


Saturday, October 5th

8:45 Coffee

9:00 Bill Philip, Utrecht University

 Comments on Quantifier Spreading

10:00 Katalin E. Kiss, Tamás Zétényi and Mátyás Gerőcs, Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Hungarian preschoolers’ interpretation of doubly quantified sentences

10:30 Natasa Knezevic, University of Nantes

Distributive marker and numerals

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 Seth Cable, Rama Novogrodsky, Magda Oiry and Tom Roeper, UMass Amherst

 Each and every

12:00 Irina Sekerina and Antje Sauermann, CUNY College of Staten Island, University of Potsdam

The “Signature” of Q-Spreading Errors in Children and Bilingual Heritage Adults

12:30 Lunch

2:00 Margreet Van Koert, Olaf Koeneman, Fred Weerman and Aafke Hulk, Radboud University of Nijmegen and University of Amsterdam

A reinterpretation of the quantificational asymmetry

2:30 Roumyana Slabakova & Lydia White, University of Southampton and Mc Gill University

Pronoun Interpretation with Referential and Quantified Antecedents in the Second Language

3:00 Kriszta Szendroi & Barbara Hoehle, UCL and University of Potsdam

Quantifier raising over an existential subject

3:30 Coffee break

4:00 Steven Piantadosi, Josh Tenenbaum and Noah Goodman, Rochester, BCS, MIT BCS and Stanford Psychology

Modeling the acquisition of quantifier semantics: a case study in function word learnability

4:30 Adam Liter, Chris Heffner and Cristina Schmitt, MSU and UMD

                  Inclusive plural interpretations depend on grammaticalized number: an argument from artificial language


5:00 Invited speaker: Julien Musolino, Rutgers University

 Acquisition of Quantifier Scope: where we started, where we are, and where we should be heading

7:00 Dinner at ABC

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