The Weekly Newsletter of MIT Linguistics

ESSL/LacqLab Meeting 9/26 — Boyce and Aravind

  • Speakers: Veronica Boyce (undergraduate assistant at LacqLab) and Athulya Aravind (MIT)
  • Title: Acquiring auxiliary selection in French
  • Date: 09/26/2016, Monday (notice the exceptional time!)
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Venue: 32-D769 (7th floor seminar room)
We will present corpus data relating to French children’s knowledge of two different dimensions of auxiliary selection: (1) the unaccusative-unergative division of intransitives and (2) the formation of reflexive clitic constructions. While children show early competence in both domains overall, there are some systematic error patterns that emerge and we would like to have an informal discussion of those.