The Weekly Newsletter of MIT Linguistics


The 7th Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition North America Conference (GALANA) was held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign September 8-10. The program included talks and posters by:

  • Fourth year student Athulya Aravind and faculty Martin HacklVariation in the acquisition of presupposition triggers (poster)
  • Jason Borga (UConn) and William Snyder (PhD ‘95, BCS): On passives in English, and causatives in French
  • Emma Nguyen (UConn) and William SnyderThe (non)-effect of pragmatics on children’s passives
  • Ava Irani (UPenn) and Charles Yang (PhD ‘00, CS): Control, raising, and the problem of generalization