11 Dec 2023 12:00

Language acquisition: maturation and early learning

Sala B, Ca' Bernardo

Doctoral seminar of the duration of 6 hours, to be held on December 11, 12, 13 h. 12-14 at Ca' Bernardo, Aula B.
The seminar is open to interested students. It can be attended online.

Anna Gavarró (UAB)

The seminar will address some questions that drive the studies on language acquisition:
Is language acquisition limited by an inborn timeline?
If so, what evidence can we adduce for it?
And how early do infants and children establish the syntactic properties of the language in the environment?
prof. Gavarró will consider these issues on the basis of studies mainly, but not only, the Romance languages.

Anna Gavarró is Professor in Linguistics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Her research focuses on first language acquisition. At the moment she is the director of the Centre de Lingüística Teòrica at the UAB. Prof. Gavarró is the author impactful articles on language acquisition, among which:

Gavarró, Anna, Vicenç Torrens & Ken Wexler (2010) Object clitic omission: two language types. Language Acquisition 17(4): 192-219.

Zhu, Jingtao, Julie Franck, Luigi Rizzi & Anna Gavarró (2022) Do infants have abstract grammatical knowledge of word order at 17 months? Evidence from Mandarin Chinese. Journal of Child Language 49: 60–79


The event will be held in English

Organized by

Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali Comparati, ProgettoEccellenzaDSLCC2023


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