Program

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Sunday, 11.03. 2011

15.00 – 16.00 PLENARY TALK
Tom Roeper (U Mass)
Minimalist discourse: Internal merge vs. Topic-shift
16.00 – 16.30 Coffee Break
16.30 – 17.00
Jacqueline van Kampen (U Utrecht)
Decomposing Dutch d-pronouns: a perspective from L1 acquisition
17.00 – 17.30
Insa Gülzow (DRK Westend.Kliniken, Berlin)
Theory of mind and the acquisition of German referring expressions
17.30 – 18.00
Dagmar Bittner (ZAS)
Detecting the discourse functions of the German demonstrative pronoun DER


Monday, 12.03.2011
09.00 – 10.00 PLENARY TALK
Juhani Järvikivi (NTNU Trondheim)
Linguistic and non-linguistic salience in children’s processing of discourse reference in dynamic scenes
10.00 – 10.30 Coffee Break
10.30 – 11.00
Antje Skerra & Natalia Gagarina (ZAS)
Microstructure of the elicited narratives: patterns of discourse coherence
11.00 – 11.30
Ewa Lenart (U Paris 8)
"Discourse errors" in children’s narratives in L1 English, French and Polish: a case of ellipsis
11.30 – 12.00
Ruth A. Berman (U Tel Aviv)
Developing Variation in Discourse Temporality
12.00 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.00
Elena Petrosyan & Barbara Schmiedtová (U Heidelberg)
Development of narrative competence in monolingual children aged 7 to 14 years. A comparative study of German and Russian
14.00 – 14.30
Whitney Goodrich Smith1 & Carla Hudson Kam2
1 (U Maryland) 2 (U British Columbia)
Learning 'who she is' from 'where she is': Children's use of gesture in ambiguous pronoun interpretation
14.30 – 15.00
Akke de Blauw, Anne Baker & Judith Rispens (U Amsterdam)
Learning discourse cohesive means in parent-child interaction: temporality
1; 9 – 3; 9

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee Break
15.30 – 16.00
Bracha Nir (U Haifa)
Information Coherence in Multi-Clausal Units of Discourse: A Developmental Perspective on Narrative Text Production
16.00 – 16.30
Melina Aparici1, Elisa Rosado2, Nayme Salas3 & Liliana Tolchinsky2
1 (U Autonoma de Barcelona) 2 (U Barcelona) 3 (U Bangor)
Connecting discourse through clause packaging: L1 & L2 developmental patterns across genres and modalities
19.00 Conference Dinner
Restaurant 'Cum Laude', Universitätsstrasse 4, 10117 Berlin


Tuesday, 13.03.2011

09.00 – 10.00 PLENARY TALK
Jacqueline Evers-Vermeul (U Utrecht)
Categories of Coherence relations and Connectives
Converging evidence from language use and language acquisition

10.00 – 10.30 Coffee Break
10.30 – 11.00
Rosie van Veen, Jacqueline Evers-Vermeul, Huub van den Bergh & Ted Sanders (U Utrecht)
"Why? Because." How parents influence the acquisition of causal connectives
11.00 – 11.30
Stefanie Röhrig (U Mainz)
Empirical evidence for context-dependent enrichment of the conjunction und - An acquisition study
11.30 – 12.00
Judy Kupersmitt1, Rachel Yifat1 & Shoshana Blum-Kulka2
1 (U Haifa) 2(Hebrew U Jerusalem)
Causal and spatial relations in developing narrative coherence: a comparative study in Hebrew as L1 and L2
12.00 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.00
Tanja Tagoe (FU Berlin)
Cohesion in Narratives: Typical Development and Williams syndrome
14.00 – 14.30
Elise Drijbooms, Margriet Groen & Ludo Verhoeven (Radboud U Nijmegen)
Coherence and cohesion in children’s written narratives
14.30 – 15.00
Cora Kim (FU Berlin)
Linguistic means for narrative cohesion in relation to children’s theory of mind