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Department of Comparative Language Science

Day 2: Tuesday, 13 September 2022


Location: Kleine Aula in the RAA building of the University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 59, 8001 Zurich, room RAA-G-01(see Venue )

Times CET Talks

Marta De Pedis, Adam Zawiszewski and Itziar Laka

Can the frequency of pseudorelatives account for high attachment preferences? Testing the pseudorelative-first hypothesis in Italian and Spanish


Filip Smolik and Sudha Arunachalam

Weak effects of syntactic bootstrapping from pronominal gender in Czech 2-year-olds

10.00-10.20 Coffee break

Gregory Antono, Ashley Yim, Daphna Heller and Craig Chambers

Can cognitive biases yield ordering patterns within the noun phrase? Evidence from silent gesture and artificial language learning


Pablo Contreras Kallens, Padraic Monaghan and Morten H. Christiansen

Evidence of sound-meaning cues in a typologically and genealogically diverse dataset of two hundred languages

11.20-11.40 Coffee break

Anna M. Mathew, Mahima Gulati, Shikha Bhattamishra, R. Muralikrishnan and Kamal K. Choudhary

Processing of ergative case in Hindi light verb constructions: An ERP study


Pegah Faghiri, Eva van Lier and Monique Flecken

Investigating lexical bias in Persian light verb constructions: What can we learn from priming experiments?

12.40-14.15 Lunch break

Keynote 2: Matt Wagers

Alignment, Reanalysis and Reencoding abstract


Jana Willer-Gold, Mark de Vos, Kristina Riedel, Jochen Zeller, Mfundo Didi, Maseanakoena Mokoaleli, Andrew Bevis, Hlumela Mkabile, Bojana Ristić, Neo Putini, Sinovuyo Manyongwana and Andrew Nevins

Crossing language families: Elicited production of conjunct agreement in South Slavic and Southern Bantu

15.45-16.15 Coffee break

Dustin A. Chacón, Subhekshya Shrestha, Brian Dillon, Rajesh Bhatt, Diogo Almeida and Alec Marantz

Brain activity in Hindi and Nepali reflects language-adapted processing strategies


Evan Kidd, Gabriela Rodriguez Garrido, Sasha Wilmoth and Rachel Nordlinger

Word order flexibility requires greater advanced planning: evidence from Pitjantjatjara (Pama-Nyungan)

17.15-17.30 Closing remarks
Right after Drinks / Bar