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Pearson and Roeper at Rutgers

Barbara Pearson will present a joint paper with Tom Roeper entitled "Cross-linguistic Ambiguity of Quantified Expressions: Implications for Mathematics Teaching and Testing of Bilingual Students" at the Tenth International Symposium of Bilingualism (ISB10), conveniently hosted by Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, May 20 to 24.  En route to NJ, she will attend the NSF sponsored workshop at the CUNY Graduate Center in midtown Manhattan on "Bilingualism and Executive Function: An Interdisciplinary Approach," May 18 and 19.

Roeper and Pearson get NSF

An NSF Grant titled “Science Live” Workshop on the Acquisition of Recursion Across Languages” ( $29000) has been awarded to Tom Roeper (in collaboration with Bart Hollebrandse and Barbara Pearson) to work on a museum exhibit and related experimentation on recursion (based on the work of Ana Perez, Terue Nakato, Luiz Amaral, Jon Nelson and Anca Sevcenco). The museums include  the Dutch National Science Museum local Massachusetts museums and then others. The project will engage graduate and undergraduate collaborators as well.


The University of Connecticut Storrs hosts UUSLAW (UConn-UMass-Smith Language Acquisition Workshop) on Saturday, April 18. UMass is represented by:

Mike Clauss, who gives the paper “Generalized Move-Wh in Acquisition: Free Relatives and Embedded Wh"

Amanda Rizun and Jeremy Hartman, who give the paper “The `Question Under Discussion’ and the Interpretation of Quantifiers."

Andie Faber “Assigning and Producing Grammatical Gender on Novel Nouns in L1 and L2 Spanish."

This lab is part of the UMass Amherst Linguistics Department