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2018


Sabrina Geyer and Anja Müller (Univerität Mainz) accepted with a talk at the Symposium Deutschdidaktik at the University of Hamburg.

Müller, A. & Geyer, S. (2018, September). Grammatikunterricht fängt in der Hochschule an. Symposion Deutschdidaktik, Hamburg.


Sabrina Geyer and Anja Müller (Univerität Mainz) accepted with a talk at a conference of the German Educational Research Association (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft, DGfE) at the University of Frankfurt.

Geyer, S. & Müller, A. (2018, September). Zur Genese von Adaptivität in der Sprachförderung – Ergebnisse einer Längsschnittstudie zur Professionalisierung pädagogischer Fachkräfte. Tagung „Diversität und soziale Ungleichheit. Herausforderungen an die Integrationsleistung der Grundschule“ der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft, Kommission Grundschulforschung und Pädagogik der Primarstufe, Frankfurt.


New paper on Coachings in language training  out:

Geyer, S. & Lemmer, R. (2018). „Man wird hellhörig und merkt: Was sagt man eigentlich so den ganzen Tag?“ Coachings in der Sprachförderung. Sprache im Beruf (SpriB), 1, 113-124.


Petra Schulz zum Mitglied des DFG-Senatsausschusses für die Sonderforschungsbereiche gewählt

Petra Schulz wurde zum Mitglied des Senatsausschusses für die Sonderforschungsbereiche und des Bewilligungsschusses für die Sonderforschungsbereiche gewählt. Die Amtszeit beginnt am 1.1.2019 und beträgt drei Jahre.

Hier mehr lesen.


Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Petra Schulz auf dem schulischen Integrationskongress am 22.9.2018

Am 22.9.2018 hält Prof. Dr. Petra Schulz im Rahmen des landesweiten schulischen Integrationskongresses einen Vortrag zu dem Thema „Warum eine frühe systematische Sprachförderung für den Schulerfolg wichtig ist – Antworten aus der Spracherwerbsforschung und Sprachdidaktik“. Die zweitägige Veranstaltung (21./22.9) auf dem Campus Westend wird vom Hessischen Kultusministerium in Kooperation mit der Hessischen Lehrkräfteakademie, der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt und der Stadt Frankfurt – Dezernat für Integration und Bildung – ausgerichtet. Gerne können auch Studierende an der Veranstaltung teilnehmen.

Bei den thematischen Workshops am Nachmittag ist das Institut für Psycholinguistik und Didaktik der deutschen Sprache mit Angeboten zu den Themen Grammatikförderung, Sprachdiagnostik, Wortschatzförderung und Schriftspracherwerb vertreten.

Weitere Informationen unter www.kultusministerium.hessen.de


Kooperationsprojekt DaZHochZwei mit der Hessischen Lehrkräfteakademie verlängert bis 2020

Das Projekt „DaZHochZwei – DaZ und Unterricht in sprachheterogenen Klassen“, ein Kooperationsprojekt zwischen der Hessischen Lehrkräfteakademie und dem Arbeitsbereich Deutsch als Zweitsprache von Prof. Dr. Petra Schulz (Laufzeit 1.6.2016-30.5.2018), wurde nach erfolgreicher Zusammenarbeit bis zum 31.12.2020 verlängert. Ziel des Projektes ist die Entwicklung und Begleitung von Fortbildungsangeboten für Lehrkräfte in Intensivklassen und sprachheterogenen Lerngruppen. Seitens der Goethe-Universität ist Barbara Voet Cornelli als wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin in dem Projekt tätig.


Die Sprachförderprofis im UniReport

Den Artikel Mit linguistischen Know-how zum Sprachförderprofi hier lesen.

Erschienen in: UniReport | Nr.4 | Juli 2018


Petra and her collaborators Esther Ruigendijk and Istvan Fekete (U Oldenburg) accepted with a talk at the XPrag-Workshop on Scalar Implicatures at the University of Siena.

Fekete, I., Schulz, P. & Ruigendijk, E. (2018, July). Why some and who are different: evidence from felicity judgments in adults. XPrag-Workshop Scalar Implicatures: Formal and Experimental Exploration. U Siena, Italy.

More information about the XPrag-Workshop can be found here.


Angela Grimm and Petra Schulz at the 2nd Bi-SLI conference, June 27-28, 2018, University of Reading, UK

They will give a talk on “Language assessment for bilingual preschoolers: (When) do they catch up with their monolingual peers?”

Find out more here: https://research.reading.ac.uk/bisli2018/


50 neue Sprachförderprofis mit Zertifikaten ausgezeichnet

50 Fachkräfte aus Grundschulen und Kindertagesstätten haben im Februar und März 2018 erfolgreich die Fortbildungsreihe zum Sprachförderprofi abgeschlossen und Ihre Zertifikate erhalten. In Frankfurt und Langen (Hessen) können Fachkräfte nun linguistisch fundierte Sprachförderung insbesondere für Kinder mit DaZ konzipieren und durchführen. Die begleitenden Coachings zeigen, dass die Inhalte der Fortbildungen bereits in der Praxis umgesetzt werden. Zudem werden 25 Fachkräfte aus Dillenburg und Weilburg im April mit dem Sprachförderprofi-Zertifikat ausgezeichnet.

 Weitere Sprachförderprofi-Fortbildungen in Frankfurt starten im April und August - hierfür gibt es noch wenige Restplätze (Anmeldungen per Mail an sprachfoerderprofis@em.uni-frankfurt.de oder unter 069-798 32573). Zudem sind die Sprachförderprofis ab Mai in Fulda und Lahnau unterwegs.


New chapter on verb semantics in acquisition by Petra Schulz out in the Yearbook of the Institute of German Language  (IDS) Mannheim:

Schulz, P. (2018). Zur Semantik von Verben im Spracherwerb. In S. Engelberg, H. Lobin, K. Steyer & S. Wolfer (eds.), Wortschätze. Dynamik – Muster – Komplexität. (=Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Jahrbuch 2017) (pp. 133-151). Berlin, New York: de Gruyter.


Petra Schulz invited at the University of Edinburgh, Linguistic Circle Colloquium Series on March 1, 2018.

The title of her talk: Exhaustivity in wh-questions in typical and impaired acquisition.

For more details see:

https://www.ed.ac.uk/ppls/linguistics-and-english-language/events/linguistic-circle-2018-03-01


Merle Weicker at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

Merle Weicker received a Minerva Short Term Research Grant for a research stay at Bar-Ilan University in March 2018 to work with Galit Sassoon and to give a talk in the Linguistics colloquium on “The influence of semantic complexity on the acquisition of adjectives”.

2017


Poster by Merle Weicker and Petra Schulz accepted at the conference “Linguistic Evidence”, Tübingen, February 15-17, 2018

Weicker, M. & Schulz, P. (2018, February). What big and clean have in common: on the interpretation of relative and absolute gradable adjectives in child and adult German. Linguistic Evidence, Tübingen.

For more information, see: https://www.uni-tuebingen.de/en/research/core-research/collaborative-research-centers/sfb-833/ev/linguistic-evidence-2018.html


Project "Sprachförderprofis": First groups got their certificates:

In the fall of 2016 we started with our project „Sprachförderprofis”, supported by the City of Frankfurt, the Ministry of Education, Hesse, and the foundation Polytechnische Gesellschaft as well as the IDeA center, Frankfurt, and Goethe University. Since then we have trained many elementary teachers and kindergarten educators in how to support children in their language development, especially children with German as a second language. On November 29, 2017, we celebrated the end of the first training round: the first 30 participants received their certificates in the Berta-Jourdan-Schule in a ceremonial act; the highlight was the plenary talk by Prof. Rosemarie Tracy (U Mannheim).

More information on the project "Sprachförderprofis" here.

See: https://aktuelles.uni-frankfurt.de/forschung/vom-sprachprofi-zum-sprachfoerderprofi/ for further details.


Three new book chapters from our team appeared:

Müller, A., Schulz, P. & Tracy, R. (2018). Spracherwerb . In C. Titz, S. Geyer, A. Ropeter, H. Wagner, S. Weber & M. Hasselhorn (Hrsg.), Konzepte zur Sprach- und Schriftsprachförderung entwickeln. (S. 53-68). Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.

Tracy, R., Schulz, P. & Voet Cornelli, B. (2018). Sprachstandsfeststellung im Elementarbereich . In C. Titz, S. Geyer, A. Ropeter, H. Wagner, S. Weber & M. Hasselhorn (Hrsg.), Konzepte zur Sprach- und Schriftsprachförderung entwickeln. (S. 101-116). Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.

Geyer, S., Schwarze, R. & Müller, A. (2018). Sprachförderung im Elementarbereich . In C. Titz, S. Geyer, A. Ropeter, H. Wagner, S. Weber & M. Hasselhorn (Hrsg.), Konzepte zur Sprach- und Schriftsprachförderung entwickeln. (S. 161-178). Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.

See: https://www.kohlhammer.de/wms/instances/KOB/appDE/nav_product.php?product=AAXVW53#product_info  for further details.


Presentation from the DaZ-team accepted at the 13th Workshop on German as a second language, migration and multilingualism in Berlin (Workshop für Deutsch als Zweitsprache, Migration und Mehrsprachigkeit), November 17-18, 2017.

Lemmer, R., Geyer, S., Lausecker, A., Voet Cornelli, B. & Schulz, P. (2017, November). Vom Sprachprofi zum Sprachförderprofi: Zur gemeinsamen Qualifizierung von Sprachförderkräften in Kitas und Grundschulen. Workshop für Deutsch als Zweitsprache, Migration und Mehrsprachigkeit, Berlin.


Workshop from Sabrina Geyer and Rabea Lemmer held at the yearly conference of the project BiSS (Jahrestagung des Projekts Bildung durch Sprache und Schrift), Münster, November 16, 2017.

Geyer, S. & Lemmer, R. (2017, November), (Videobasiertes) Coaching in der Sprachförderung in Kita und Grundschule.Workshop im Rahmen der Jahrestagung des Programms Bildung durch Sprache und Schrift. Münster.

For more information, please see: http://www.biss-sprachbildung.de/pdf/BiSS-Jahrestagung-2017-Abstracts_Workshops_und_Foren.pdf


Upcoming talks

Petra Schulz invited as a plenary speaker at a new lecture series on the challenges of migration for the class rooms, Frankfurt, October 2017  

The talk focuses on the question of which knowledge about language do teachers need to achieve effective language assessment measures and language training (Vom Sprachprofi zum Sprachförderprofi. Welches Wissen über Sprache ist erforderlich, um Sprachdiagnostik und -förderung wirksam in der pädagogischen Praxis zu verankern? Ringvorlesung zum Thema „Schule migrationssensibel gestalten“). 

The lecture series is organized jointly by IDeA, the Ministry of Education and Culture, Hesse, and the Teacher Training Academy, Hesse.

For more information, please see: Schule Migrationssensibel gestalten


Petra Schulz invited as a plenary speaker at the Workshop “Prosody and Meaning” (PAM), University of Konstanz, October 2017
The title of the talk is “The role of prosody in the acquisition of relative clause meaning”. For more information on the workshop, see : https://typo.uni-konstanz.de/questionsInterfaces/index.php/prosody-meaning/


Two talks accepted at the conference “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Linguistic Theory” (CIALT-1), Crete, October 6-8, 2017 

Weicker, M. & Schulz, P. (2017, October). Relative and absolute gradable adjectives in child comprehension: same or different? Conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Linguistic Theory (CIALT-1), Crete. 

Sanfelici, E. & Schulz, P. (2017, October). The acquisition of word order variation in German embedded clauses. Conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Linguistic Theory (CIALT-1), Crete.


GRADE Center “Language” 

Petra Schulz appointed as Center speaker of the GRADE Center “Language”  (together with Esther Rinke).

For more information on the GRADE Center “Language” please see:

http://www.goethe-university-frankfurt.de/54289115/100_Overview


Two presentations from the DaZ-team accepted at the 42nd Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD), November 3-5, 2017 

Weicker, M. & Schulz, P. (accepted, 2017, November). Relative and absolute gradable adjectives in child comprehension: same or different? Poster, 42nd Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD), Boston, USA.

Sanfelici, E. & Schulz, P. (accepted, 2017, November). The acquisition of word order variation in German embedded clauses. 42nd Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD), Boston, USA.


Special Issue of Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft, edited by Petra Schulz, Ira Gawlitzek and Angelika Wöllsein, appeared.

This Special Issue on mono- and bilingual acquisition can be found here as open access: https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/zfsw.2017.36.issue-1/issue-files/zfsw.2017.36.issue-1.xml.

It comprises contributions by Natascha Müller, Hubert Haider, Artemis Alexiadou, Masha Polinksy, Holger Hopp, Monika Rothweiler, and a paper from our team that can also be downloaded here:  https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317984282_How_strong_is_the_ban_on_nonfinite_verbs_in_V2_Evidence_from_early_second_language_learners_of_German_with_and_without_SLII


Two talks from our team accepted at the conference “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Linguistic Theory” (CIALT-1), Crete, October 6-8, 2017 

Weicker, M. & Schulz, P. (2017, October). Relative and absolute gradable adjectives in child comprehension: same or different? Conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Linguistic Theory (CIALT-1), Crete. 

Sanfelici, E. & Schulz, P. (2017, October). The acquisition of word order variation in German embedded clauses. Conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Linguistic Theory (CIALT-1), Crete.


Paper accepted for Proceedings of GALANA-7

Weicker, M. & Schulz, P. (accepted). Red train, big train, broken train – Semantic aspects of adjectives in child language. In Proceedings of GALANA-7 (Language Acquisition and Linguistic Disorders book series). Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins.


Petra Schulz accepted for a talk at the International Symposium of Child Language (IASCL) in Lyon in July 2017:

Petra Schulz: First wait - then integrate. How the learner solves the learnability puzzle of complex sentences. In the Symposium “Perspectives on developmental complexity: syntax and semantics”. IASCL, Lyon, France. For more information: http://iascl2017.org/?Page=ScientificProgram


Closing conference of the Research Unit FOR 1783 Relative Clauses. May 2017 

The project caru contributed a talk and two posters:

Schulz, P. (2017, May). On the semantics and syntax of relative clauses in acquisition. Closing conference, Research Unit “Relative Clauses”. Goethe-University Frankfurt. [invited talk] 

Sanfelici, E., Fery, C. & Schulz, P. (2017, May). Verb placement and prosody in the acquisition of German relative clauses. Evidence from an elicited imitation experiment. Closing conference, Research Unit “Relative Clauses”, Goethe-University Frankfurt. [invited poster]
Thiel, A., Trabandt, C., Sanfelici, E. & Schulz, P. (2017, May) Bare plurals, prosody, and the interpretation of German relative clauses. Closing conference, Research Unit “Relative Clauses”, Goethe-University Frankfurt. [invited poster]

For details of the conference, see http://user.uni-frankfurt.de/~tezimmer/HP_FG-RelS/windex.html


Two new book chapters out from the IDeA projects MILA und PROfessio [Flyer]:

Müller, A., Schulz, P., Geyer, S. & Smits, K. (2017). Professionalisierung von pädagogischen Fachkräften im Elementarbereich. In U. Hartmann, M. Hasselhorn & A. Gold (Hrsg.), Entwicklungsverläufe verstehen – – Kinder mit Bildungsrisiken wirksam fördern. Forschungsergebnisse des Frankfurter IDeA-Zentrums (pp. 441-454). Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.               

Schulz, P., Grimm, A., Schwarze, R. & Wojtecka, M (2017). Spracherwerb bei Kindern mit Deutsch als Zweitsprache: Chancen und Herausforderungen. In U. Hartmann, M. Hasselhorn   & A. Gold (Hrsg.), Entwicklungsverläufe verstehen – Kinder mit Bildungsrisiken wirksam fördern. Forschungsergebnisse des Frankfurter IDeA-Zentrums (pp. 190-206). Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.


Three talks from our team accepted at the conference Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition (GALA) 13, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, September 7-9, 2017:

Schwarze, R. & Grimm, A. The acquisition of nonstructural Case in eL2-children with typical development and Specific Language Impairment.

Sanfelici, E., Trabandt, C., Thiel, A & Schulz, P. How children deal with word order variation in the input: Evidence from elicited repetition of embedded clauses in German.

Schulz, P. & Schwarze, R. Do children obey the ban on non-finite verbs in V2?  Evidence from early second language learners of German with and without SLI.


New paper on relative clauses out:

Sanfelici, E., Schulz, P. & Trabandt, C. (2017). On German V2 “relative clauses”: Linguistic theory meets acquisition. In E. Di Domenica (Ed.), Syntactic Complexity from a Language Acquisition Perspective (pp. 63-104). Cambridge Scholars Press.


New Project: "Sprachförderprofis"

Professionalization of language educators in kindergarden and elementary school.

For more Information see here & Flyer.

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The registration for the first period of our training programme has started on the 01.03.17 after a successful information meeting. Early childhood educators  can register for the training up until the 31.03.2017. For further information see here.


Paper on exhaustive wh-questions in Polish in the recent issue of Language Acquisition:

Foryś, M., Haman, E., Katsos, N. & Schulz, P. (2017). Exploring syntactic, semantic and pragmatic correlates of the acquisition of exhaustivity in wh-questions: A study of Polish monolingual children. Language Acquisition, 24(1), 27-51. Published online: 24 May 2016. DOI:10.1080/10489223.2016.1179744


Upcoming talks

Petra Schulz invited as a plenary speaker at the 53th Annual Conference of the IDS Mannheim in March 2017:

Petra Schulz will speak about  the semantics of verbs in language acquistion (Zur Semantik von Verben im Spracherwerb). 53. Jahrestagung des Instituts für Deutsche Sprache „Wortschätze: Dynamik, Muster, Komplexität.“ IDS Mannheim. For more information: http://www.ids-mannheim.de/org/tagungen/tagung2017.html


Project members of CARU accepted for a talk  the Annual conference of the Linguistic Society of Germany (DGfS), Saarbrücken, March 2017.

Trabandt, C., Thiel., A., Sanfelici, E. & Schulz, P.: Appositive interpretation of relative clauses – Is prosody the cue? 39. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, University of Saarbrücken. Fr more information: http://dgfs2017.uni-saarland.de/wordpress/en/sessions/ag-3/


Interview mit Petra Schulz in Ravensburger Family&Friends


„Wie Eltern ihre Kinder beim Lernen von Sprachen unterstützen können"


Sarah Schimke to speak at Goethe University


Jun.-Prof. Sarah Schimke (University of Münster) will be giving a talk entitled “Online processing of German passive and OVS sentences by monolingual and bilingual primary school children” as part of  the BA Psycho/Neurolinguistics seminar on Tuesday, January 24th, 8.30-9.45am at IG 411. Everyone is welcome to attend.


2016


Petra Schulz invited to Université Tours, November 21 to 25, 2016

Petra Schulz gives at talk on “How robust is the ban on nonfinite verbs in V2? Evidence from early second language learners of German with and without SLI” at the Université Tours and works with Laurie Tuller and Philippe Prévost from the BiLaD Project.


Petra Schulz at the University of Geneva, visiting Adriana Belletti at the SynCart Project

Petra Schulz gives at talk on “How robust is the ban on nonfinite verbs in V2? Evidence from early second language learners of German”

at the University of Geneva in the Research Seminar of the SynCart Project (PI Luigi Rizzi) in November 2016.

(http://www.unige.ch/lettres/linguistique/syncart)


New article published in Pädagogik Leben

Schwarze, R., Geyer, S., Voet Cornelli, B. (2016). Sprachdiagnostik als Ausgangspunkt für Förderung mehrsprachiger Schülerinnen und Schüler. Pädagogik Leben (pp. 10-12).


New paper on exhaustivity published in Language Acquisition:

Foryś, M., Haman, E., Katsos, N. & Schulz, P. (2016). Exploring Syntactic, Semantic and Pragmatic Correlates of the Acquisition of Exhaustivity in Wh-Questions: A Study of Polish Monolingual Children. Language Acquisition. Published online: 24 May 2016. DOI:10.1080/10489223.2016.1179744.


Gemeinsame Tagung des Trägerkonsortiums Bildung durch Sprache und Schrift (BiSS) und der Koordinierungsstelle Mehrsprachigkeit und sprachliche Bildung (KoMBi), 07.07.2016

Schulz, P. & Tracy, R. (2016, July). Was bedeutet Mehrsprachigkeit für die Diagnose sprachlicher Fähigkeiten? Sprachliche Bildung in der Einwanderungsgesellschaft. Gemeinsame Tagung des Trägerkonsortiums Bildung durch Sprache und Schrift (BiSS) und der Koordinierungsstelle Mehrsprachigkeit und sprachliche Bildung (KoMBi). Schloss Wahn, Köln. 


The CARU team has been accepted for the 21st edition of "Sinn und Bedeutung", to take place at the University of Edinburgh on September, 4-6, 2016.

Alex Thiel, Corinna Trabandt, Emanuela Sanfelici & Petra Schulz will present a poster on "Bare plurals, prosody, and the interpretation of German relative clauses".

For details about the conference, please see https://sites.google.com/site/sinnundbedeutung21


Petra Schulz and a group of researchers from her team participated in the "Complexity in Acquisition Workshop" in Toronto, Canada.

 

It took place at New College and University College from May 24 to 26. Researchers and teams from the University of Toronto, Goethe University, the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Cambridge University presented their latest research on acquisition of recursion across languages. It was a great event! In this photo, you can find special guests Ian Roberts (third from back on left), Petra Schulz (back on right), and Tom Roeper (second back on right), as well as hosts Ana-Teresa Pérez-Leroux (back on left), and Yves Roberge (third back on right), along with several members of the teams. Thanks to photographer Alex Lowles for her artistic touch!

During the workshop, the Frankfurt team gave the following talks:

Sanfelici, E., Schulz, P., & Trabandt C. (2016, May) Parameters and variation: the case of V2 relative clauses in German. Workshop on Complexity in Acquisition, University of Toronto.

Schulz, P. (2016, May) Telicity in SLI. Workshop on Complexity in Acquisition, University of Toronto.

Thiel A., Trabandt C., Sanfelici, E. & Schulz, P. (2016, May) Experimental investigation of semantics and pragmatics in German relative clauses. Workshop on Complexity in Acquisition, University of Toronto.

Weicker, M. (2016, May) The semantics of adjectives in acquisition: First insights from production. Workshop on Complexity in Acquisition, University of Toronto.


New Article about the recently started knowledge transfer project Trio (funded by the BMBF)

Kucharz, D., Schulz, P. & Hasselhorn (M.). Brückenschlag zwischen alltagsintegrierter sprachlicher Bildung und früher Sprachförderung, DIPF informiert, 23, 18-20.

See: http://www.lesen-in-deutschland.de/html/content.php?object=journal&lid=1385 and  http://www.bildungsserver.de/ for further details.


Merle Weicker has been accepted for a poster at the 7th Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition North America Conference (GALANA-7) to be held at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on September 8-10, 2016.

Merle Weicker: Red train, big train, broken train – semantic aspects of adjectives in child language.

See https://publish.illinois.edu/galana2016/ for more details.


Special Issue der Zeitschrift Diskurs Kindheits- und Jugendforschung erschienen.

 

Herausgegeben durch Anja Müller, Barbara Geist und Angela Grimm

Grimm, A. & Schulz, P. (2016). Warum man bei mehrsprachigen Kindern dreimal nach dem Alter fragen sollte: Sprachfähigkeiten simultan-bilingualer Lerner im Vergleich mit monolingualen und frühen Zweitsprachlernern. In Müller, A., Grimm, A. & Geist, B. (Eds.), (Vor-)Schulkinder mit Deutsch als Zweitsprache im Fokus von Spracherwerbsforschung und Sprachdidaktik. Special Issue Diskurs Kindheits- und Jugendforschung, 11(1),  27-42.    

Müller, A., Geyer, S. & Smits, K. (2016). Die Sprache der Sprachförderung – Ist das sprachliche Handeln auf die Förderbedarfe von DaZ- Kindern ausgerichtet?" In Müller, A., Grimm, A. & Geist, B. (Eds.), (Vor-)Schulkinder mit Deutsch als Zweitsprache im Fokus von Spracherwerbsforschung und Sprachdidaktik. Special Issue Diskurs Kindheits- und Jugendforschung, 11(1), 81-98. 

 

Für mehr Informationen: http://www.budrich-journals.de/index.php/diskurs/issue/view/1634     


Petra Schulz teaches a course on “The Acquisition of Semantics” at the DGfS summer school, August 15th - 26th, 2016 in Tübingen/Germany

Mapping Meaning: Theory - Cognition - Variation 

The traditional linguistic research asks what the meaning of linguistic expressions is. Newer approaches, however, draw attention to the question of how the meaning of natural language arises. The DGfS Summer School Mapping Meaning: Theory – Cognition – Variation would like to follow this new perspective by focusing on the dynamics and adaptivity of linguistic meaning. The summer school aims at providing an inspiring forum for discussing the meaning constitution of natural language from theoretically and methodologically different points of view. Internationally renowned researchers will offer a total of 18 courses, which are assigned to the three thematic areas: Theory, Cognition, and Variation.

Students may choose up to three courses and receive 3 ECTs credit points for each of the courses.

You find more information under: http://www.sfb833.uni-tuebingen.de/ev/dgfs-summer-school-2016-sfb-833.html


(February 24, 2016)

Anja Müller and Viola Schmitt organize a workshop about “Presuppositions in language acquisition” at the DGfS 2016 in Konstanz. (24.02.2016)

Programm AG 12 Presuppositions in Language Acquisition

(Anja Müller & Viola Schmitt)

Wednesday 24.2.2016

 Slot 1

14.00 – 15.00 Uhr

Kenneth Drozd (Invited speaker)  (University of Groningen) [Abstract]

Cumulative universal quantification

15.00 – 15.30 Uhr

Francesca Panzeri and Francesca Foppolo (University of Milan-Bicocca)

The presuppositions of also and only: the view from acquisition

15.30 – 16.00 Uhr

Yi-ching Su (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)

Only for children

Slot 2

16.30 -17.00 Uhr

Tom Roeper and Jennifer Rau (UMass)

Children fail to repair presuppositions

17.00 – 17.30 Uhr

Magda Oiry (UMass)

How children deal with a contextually canceled presupposition

17.30 – 18.00 Uhr

Cory Bill (Maquarie University), Jérémy Zehr (UPenn), Lyn Tieu (Ecole Normale Supérieure), Jacopo Romoli (Ulster University), Stephen Crain (Macquarie University), Florian Schwarz (UPenn)

On the acquisition of presupposition projection

18.00 – 18.30 Uhr

Lilla Pintér (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

Exhaustivity of structural focus in Hungarian: presupposition or implicature?

 


(Feburary 24-26, 2016)

CARU has been accepted with two talks at the DGfS 2016

Paper accepted for AG 4 at the DGfS 2016 in Konstanz: "What does semantic complexity mean for children? – Insights from the acquisition of relative clauses in German" by Corinna Trabandt, Emanuela Sanfelici, and Petra Schulz

Paper accepted for AG1  at the DGfS 2016 in Konstanz: "On the nature of integrated V2 relative clauses" by Emanuela Sanfelici, Corinna Trabandt, and Petra Schulz

See http://www.dgfs2016.uni-konstanz.de/en/theme-sessions/ for further details.


(February, 18-20, 2016)

CARU at Linguistic Evidence 2016

The CARU group has been accepted at the "Linguistic Evidence 2016" workshop taking place at the University of Tübingen Feb, 18th-20th, 2016.

Alex Thiel, Corinna Trabandt, Emanuela Sanfelici & Petra Schulz will present a talk about

"What bare plurals can tell us about the semantics of relative clauses in German"

See http://www.sfb833.uni-tuebingen.de/ev/le2016.html for further details.


2015


(December 7, 2015)

“Goethe, deine Forscher”

Report on Petra Schulz’ research in the current issue of the UniReport 2015, No 6

<UniReport 2015, No 6, page 8>


(November 25-26, 2015)

Info-DaZ mit einem Poster auf der Herbsttagung des Hochschulnetzwerkes Bildung durch Verantwortung

Die Informations- und Forschungsstelle Deutsch als Zweitsprache (Info-DaZ) des Lehrstuhls ist auf der Herbsttagung des Hochschulnetzwerkes Bildung durch Verantwortung in Frankfurt mit einem Poster vertreten.


(November 13-15, 2015)

CARU has been accepted for a poster at the 40th Boston University Conference on Language Development, to be held on November 13-15, 2015.

Emauela Sanfelici, Corinna Trabandt , and Petra Schulz:  Are relative clauses derived from main clauses? – Evidence from an elicited imitation experiment in German.

See http://www.bu.edu/bucld/conference-info/schedule  for further details of the program.


(October 13-14, 2015)

Talk on exhaustivity by Petra Schulz and colleagues from Tel Aviv University at the IATL 31 conference to be held at Bar Ilan University on October 13-14, 2015. 

Noga Balaban, Petra Schulz, and Naama Friedmann will present the talk “What triggers exhaustivity in wh-questions ? Evidence from TOM impairment after right hemisphere damage“ at IATL 31, Bar Ilan University. For more details see http://www.iatl.org.il/?page_id=748

The research was supported by the DAAD exchange program between Goethe University and its several strategic partnership universities, which supports the collaboration between Petra Schulz, Goethe University, and Naama Friedmann, Tel Aviv University.


(October 12, 2015)

Weiterbildungsreihe des HKM - DaZ Lehrer

Rabea Schwarze und Barbara Voet Cornelli führen im Rahmen einer Weiterbildungsreihe des HKM für DaZ-Lehrer eine Fortbildung zur Sprachstandserfassung und -förderung im Elementarbereich in Gießen durch. 


(October 10, 2015)

DaZ-Fachtag des HKM in Gießen

Der Lehrstuhl Deutsch als Zweitsprache ist mit einem Vortrag (Prof. Schulz) und zwei Workshops (Rabea Schwarze, Dr. Anja Müller) auf dem DaZ-Fachtag des HKM in Gießen vertreten.


(September 30, 2015) 

International Workshop: Syntactic and Semantic Complexity in Acquisition, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a.M. & University of Toronto [PDF] [direction]

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 (Campus Westend, IG-Farben-Haus, Room 1.411)

Program:

9.00-9.30     

Coffee and registration

9.30-10.30

Ana T. Pérez-Leroux: Steps in  nominal recursion: Case, prepositions, and directionality, University of Toronto

10.30-11.00

Corinna Trabandt: What does semantic complexity mean for children? – Insights from the acquisition of relative clauses in German, Goethe University

11.00-11.30

Coffee break

11.30-12.00 Alex Thiel: Restrictive vs. appositive interpretation of relative clauses: The case of bare plurals,  Goethe University
12.00-12.30

Ailis Cournane & Ana T. Pérez-Leroux: Must be tricky: Testing the role of aspect and evidence in modal meaning, University of Toronto

12.30-13.00

Merle Weicker: The semantics of adjectives in acquisition – the role of subsectivity and intersectivity,  Goethe University

13.00-14.00

LUNCH

14.00-15.00

Petra Schulz: Exhaustiveness in only-focus and in wh-questions: same or different?, Goethe University

15.00-15.30

Joanne Markle LaMontagne: Finding meaning in a renewed model of transfer for child bilingual grammars, University of Toronto

15.30-16.00

Coffee break

16.00-16.30

Rabea Schwarze: eL2-children with Specific Language Impairment - The acquisition of case in Prepositional Phrases, Goethe University

16.30-17.00

Erin Pettibone, Gabrielle Klassen, Ana T. Pérez-Leroux: Bilingual acquisition of recursive nominals,  University of Toronto

17.00-17.45

E. Rinke: What heritage bilinguals and adult second language learners know about variation in the pronominal system of European Portuguese, Goethe University

We are looking forward to seeing you there.

Petra Schulz


(September 10-12, 2015)

Three talks by the Frankfurt Language Acquisition Team at GALA 12, University of Nantes, September 10-12, 2015

“V2 and verb-final in the acquisition of German relative clauses” by Emanuela Sanfelici, Corinna Trabandt, and Petra Schulz

and

 “Exhaustivity in wh-questions and only-focus: Same or different? ” by Petra Schulz, Anja Müller, and Caroline Lange

and

"How are exhaustivity and universal quantification related? Evidence from (un)impaired child German" by Merle Weicker

have been accepted for oral presentation at the 12th Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition conference (GALA 12), to be held at the University of Nantes, on September 10-12, 2015.

See http://www.gala2015.univ-nantes.fr/ for further details of the program.


(July 27,2015)

Three new papers out from the Frankfurt Language Acquisition Team

 

Müller, A., Höhle, B. & Schulz, P. (2015). The interaction of focus particles and information structure in acquisition. In C. Hamann & E. Ruigendijk (Eds.), GALA Proceedings 2013 (pp. 330-342). Cambridge. MA: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Schwarze, R., Wojtecka, M., Grimm, A. & Schulz, P. (2015). Finiteness and verb placement in early second language learners with SLI. In C. Hamann & E. Ruigendijk (Eds.), GALA Proceedings 2013 (pp. 429-445). Cambridge. MA: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Koch, C., Thiel, A., Sanfelici, E., Schulz, P. (2015). On the acquisition of ordinal numbers in German. In C. Hamann & E. Ruigendijk (Eds.), GALA Proceedings 2013. Cambridge (pp. 521-532). MA: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

 

See http://www.cambridgescholars.com/language-acquisition-and-development-55 for more details.


(July 22, 2015)

Petra Schulz at the Workshop „Verzögerung oder Störung? Sprachentwicklung bei Kindern mit Migrationshintergrund“ (Delay or impairment? Language development in children with migration background), Sozialpädiatrisches Zentrum der Reha-Westpfalz, Landstuhl, July  22, 2015.

Petra Schulz is invited speaker at this workshop; her talk focuses on “Specific language impairment in children with migration background” and results from LiSe-DaZ.


(July 20-21, 2015)

Poster on results from the exhaustivity task in Polish at the Child Language Symposium 2015, University of Warwick (Coventry, UK), July 20-21

Malgorzata Forys, Ewa Haman, Napoleon Katsos and Petra Schulz present the poster “Linguistic correlates of the acquisition of exhaustivity in w-interrogatives: A study on Polish monolinguals.” This research was supported by the Bi-SLI COST action.

Merle Weicker presents results from her MA Thesis in the MILA project at the Child Language Symposium 2015
University of Warwick (Coventry, UK), July 20-21

Poster: "Who knows what about exhaustivity and quantification? Evidence from (un)impaired German-speaking children"


(July 2-3, 2015)

Rabea Schwarze at Bi-SLI 2015 Bilingualism and Specific Language Impairment, July 2-3

2-3 July 2015 François Rabelais University, Tours, France. (Talk) Rabea Schwarze: eL2-children with Specific Language Impairment - The acquisition of case in Prepositional Phrases.


(May 19, 2015)

Talk by Dr. Tobias Ruberg (Universität Bremen), titled "Sprachdiagnostik und Sprachbildung als Herausforderung für frühpädagogische Fachkräfte ". [Abstract] 

When? Tuesday, May 19th, 2015, 10 to 12 pm 

Where? Goethe Universität, Campus Westend, IG 254

We are looking forward to seeing you there!


(May 15-17, 2015)

Alex Thiel at GGS, May 15-17

Talk by Alex Thiel from the CARU team "On article use and genericity in English and German" at the GGS ("Generative Grammatik des Südens") conference 2015, held at the University of Wuppertal, 15.-17.5.2015.

More information, including an abstract, can be found on the conference website.


(May 14, 2015)

Petra Schulz at the University of Toronto

Talky by Petra Schulz at the University of Toronto, in a workshop organized by Ana Pérez-Leroux (Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Department of Linguistics) on May, 14th on the “Acquisition of the semantics of relative clauses”. This visit is part of a DAAD grant supporting collaboration between the University of Toronto and the Goethe University.


(May 04, 2015)

New publication Assessing Multilingual Children  appeared in April 2015 [PDF]

The book “Assessing Multilingual Children”, published with Multilingual Matters, is one of the outcomes of the COST action IS0804, which focused on bilingual children with SLI.

Petra Schulz contributed a chapter on “Comprehension of exhaustive wh-questions”.

For more details on the book and ordering information, please visit:

http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781783093113


(March 12, 2015)

Frankfurter Forum 2015: Diagnostik im Vorschulalter in Frankfurt/Main am 12. März 2015 von 10 bis 16 Uhr

Am 12. März 2015 hält Petra Schulz im Rahmen des Frankfurter Forums 2015 einen Plenarvortrag über "Sprachdiagnostik im Vorschulalter".

Beim Frankfurter Forum 2015 informieren führende Fachleute über den Sachstand und die jüngsten Entwicklungen der Diagnostik im Vorschulalter. Neben den Referenten/-innen und Organisatoren/-innen des Forums nehmen auch Vertreter aus Länderministerien an der Podiumsdiskussion teil. Die Veranstaltung findet an der Goethe-Universität auf dem Campus Westend statt (Casino, Raum 823). Eine schriftliche Anmeldung zur kostenlosen Teilnahme ist erforderlich. Nähere Informationen finden Sie hier.

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Frankfurter Forum 2015: Diagnostics in preschool children,  March 12, 2015 from 10 am to 4 pm

Petra Schulz is invited plenary speaker at the Frankfurter Forums 2015. Her talk focuses on "Language assessment in preschool children ".
For more information look here.


(March 4-6, 2015) 

CARU at 37th DGfS, Leipzig, March 4-6 

4-6 March 2015 37th DGfS. (Talk) Emanuela Sanfelici, Alexander Thiel, Corinna Trabandt & Petra Schulz, Alternating V2 and V-final in German relative clauses: New insights from acquisition.


(February 26-28, 2015)

Emanuela Sanfelici at Incontro di Grammatica generativa, February 26-28

26-28 Februar 2015 Incontro di Grammatica generativa. (Poster/Talk) Emanuela Sanfelici, Alexander Thiel, Corinna Trabandt and Petra Schulz, The Janus face of German? V2 relative clauses?: Insights from acquisition.


(February 24-26, 2015)

Anja Müller and Rabea Schwarze at BiSS, topic cluster "Sprachbildung-, förderung- und diagnostik"

Workshop by Rabea Schwarze and Anja Müller "Sprachstandserfassung und -förderung im Elementarbereich" at BiSS - Bildung durch Sprache und Schrift, Köln, February, 24-26, 2015.


(February 19-21, 2015)

Corinna Trabandt at the GALANA 2015, University of Maryland, USA

Corinna Trabandt presented a poster at the GALANA (February 19-21) on the acquisition of restrictive and appositive relative clauses.


(January 28, 2015)

Petra Schulz at the Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism (CeLM), University of Reading

Talk by Petra Schulz at the Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism (CeLM), University of Reading, in their Spring Seminar Series on January, 28th on “The acquisition of exhaustivity in wh-questions”.


(January 19, 2015)

Talk by Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Ingrid Gogolin (Universität Hamburg), titled "Warum sind unterschiedliche Herkunftsgruppen unterschiedlich bildungserfolgreich? Ein Werkstattbericht aus einem Forschungsprojekt". [PDF] 

When? Monday, January 19th, 2015, 4 to 6 pm 

Where? Goethe Universität, Campus Westend, IG 1.418

We are looking forward to seeing you there!


2014


(November 28-30, 2014)

TAU-GU Workshop from Friday, November 28, to Sunday, November 30. [PDF]

Sponsored by the Strategic Partnership Program (DAAD) and the DFG (FOR 1783)

Esther Ruigendijk (Oldenburg) and Naama Friedmann (Tel Aviv University) as well as the DFG-Project Caru will present talks on different aspects of relative clause acquisition:

Sunday, November 30 (Room 411 IG Farbenhaus, Campus Westend)

10.00 – 11.15

Esther Ruigendijk & Naama Friedmann: Wh-movement across different populations and languages

11.15 – 12.00

Petra Schulz: Subject and object relative clauses in German across different designs and acquisition types

12.00 – 12.45

Emanuela Sanfelici: Verb position in German RCs

13.00 – 14.30

LUNCH  and Coffee

14.30 – 15.15

Corinna Koch: Acquisition of the semantics of RCs

 

We are looking forward to seeing you there.

Petra Schulz


(November, 24 2014)

Die Expertise „Sprachförderung in Kindertageseinrichtungen in Frankfurt am Main“ für die Stadt Frankfurt von Prof. Gold und Prof. Schulz ist soeben erschienen. Den vollständigen Text können Sie hier herunterladen: http://www.frankfurt.de/sixcms/media.php/738/Expertise_Gold_Schulz.pdf

The monography „Sprachförderung in Kindertageseinrichtungen in Frankfurt am Main“ [Language support in kindergarten institutions in Frankurt /Main] by Prof. Gold und Prof. Schulz has been published. You can download the complete text here: http://www.frankfurt.de/sixcms/media.php/738/Expertise_Gold_Schulz.pdf


(November 21-22, 2014)

The DAZ-team will present two talks at the DaZ-Workshop, November 21-22, Karlsruhe.

Smits, K. & Müller, A. Sprachliches Handeln von Grundschullehrkräften in der vorschulischen Sprachförderung.

Geist, B., Grimm, A., Voet Cornelli, B. & Schulz, P. Einschätzung des Sprachförderbedarfs mehrsprachiger Kinder durch Grundschullehrkräfte.


(November, 17 2014)

Talk by Vicky Chondrogianni (University of Edinburgh), titled "Assessing bilingual children in both languages: vocabulary, grammar and narrative abilities in Welsh-English school-aged bilingual children". [PDF] and [Abstract]

When? Monday, November 17th, 2014, 4 to 6 pm 

Where? Goethe Universität, Campus Westend, IG 2.301

We are looking forward to seeing you there!


(October 24, 2014)

Conference Language Assessment Instruments, Osnabrück, October 24, 2014.

Rabea Schwarze and Anja Müller teached two workshops at the conference Language Assessment Instruments, Osnabrück, October 24, 2014.


(September 17, 2014)

Two new papers out from the DaZ-Team:

Grimm, A. & Schulz, P. (2014). Sprachfähigkeiten von Kindern mit DaZ bei Schuleintritt. In B. Lütke & I. Petersen (Eds.), Deutsch als Zweitsprache: erwerben, lernen und lehren. Beiträge zum 9. Workshop Kinder mit Migrationshintergrund (pp. 35-50). Stuttgart: Klett Fillibach. [Language abilities of children with German as a second language at the start of elementary school]

Müller, A., Smits, S., Geyer, S. & Schulz, P. (2014). Was ist Sprachförderkompetenz? Fachwissen und Handlungskompetenz von pädagogischen Fachkräften in der vorschulischen Sprachförderung. In B. Lütke & I. Petersen (Eds.), Deutsch als Zweitsprache: erwerben, lernen und lehren. Beiträge aus dem 9. Workshop "Kinder mit Migrationshintergrund (pp. 247-262). Stuttgart: Klett Fillibach.


(September 8-10, 2014)

Cammino and PROfessio at the Symposion Deutschdidaktik, Basel, Monday, 8.9. to Wednesday, 10.9.2014.

The project cammino presented a talk in the workshop "Frühe sprachliche und literale Bildung":

Geist, B., Voet Cornelli, B., Grimm. A & Schulz, P. (September 2014). Werden in der Schulanmeldung mehrsprachige Kinder mit Sprachförderbedarf zuverlässig erkannt? Vortrag. Symposion Deutschdidaktik, Basel.

The project PROfessio presented a talk in the workshop "Frühe sprachliche und literale Bildung" and in the workshop "Professionelle Kompetenz und Normen in der LehrerInnenaus- und -weiterbildung":

Müller, A., Geyer, S., & Smits, K. (2014). Pädagogische Fachkräfte in der vorschulischen Sprachförderung: Fachwissen und sprachliches Handeln. Symposium Deutschdidaktik, Basel.

Smits, K., Müller, A. & Geyer, S. (2014). Zur Professionalisierung von Deutschlehrerinnen im Bereich der Sprachförderung. Symposium Deutschdidaktik, Basel.


(July 14-18, 2014)

MILA at the 13th International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Amsterdam, Monday, July 14 to Friday, July 18, 2014.

The project MILA presented two talks in the Symposium „Language Impairment Testing in Multilingual Setting (LITMUS): Disentangling bilingualism and SLI“, hosted by Sharon Armon Lotem, Bar-Ilan University; Israel.

Angela Grimm, Sandrine Ferré, Christophe dos Santos & Shula Chiat: „Can nonwords be language-independent? Cross-linguistic evidence from monolingual and bilingual acquisition of French, Lebanese and German“

Petra Schulz, Philippe Prévost, Sharon Armon-Lotem, Jasmina Vuksanovic & Jovana Bjekic: „Exhaustive wh-questions in Bilingual SLI“


(June 30, 2014)

New Linguistics Graduate Program „Nominal Modification“ at Goethe University funded by the DFG.

Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, offers full funding for 12 graduate students who aim for a PhD in the domain of nominal modification. These 12 PhD positions will be part of the newly approved graduate program "Nominal Modification", funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), designated director Prof. Dr. Caroline Fery.

The particpating disciplines are: Semantics, Syntax, Phonology, Phonetics, Psycholinguistics, Language Acquisition, English Linguistics, Romance linguistics, Historical Linguistics, and Typology.

For further information see: http://www2.uni-frankfurt.de/50692667/GKNominaleModifikation

Deadline for applications: June 30, 2014


(June 2, 2014)

Talk by Laurie Tuller (François Rabelais University, Tours), titled "Determining Bi-SLI/Bi-TD Status in Arabic-French and Portuguese-French Children". [PDF]

When? Monday, June 2nd, 2014, 4 to 6 pm 

Where? Goethe Universität, Campus Westend, IG 254

We are looking forward to seeing you there!


(May 13, 2014)

Talk by Adriana Belletti (University of Siena), titled "On passive, causatives and passive in the causative" [PDF]

When? Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 4.15 to 5.45 pm

Where? SP 0.04 ("Seminarpavillon"), Campus Westend.

In this talk I will outline the analysis of passive in terms of a derivation moving a chunk of the verb the phrase containing (at least) the verb and its internal argument into a position above the external argument outside the verb phrase, sometimes referred to as smuggling (Collins 2005; Belletti & Rizzi 2012). It will be illustrated how the same type of analysis can be assumed for Romance-type causatives; this in turn will open up the possibility to explicitly characterize the relation between passive and causatives, which share crucial computational ingredients and features, also often manifested crosslinguistically. The relation will be illustrated in connection with structures mainly from Italian (and French), which combine both passive and causative thus constituting a passive in the causative. Data from acquisition will be discussed that indicate an early access by young children to this seemingly complex type of passive, also in combination with the computation of other well known complex structures such as object relatives.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!


(April 16, 2014)

Neuer Artikel zum Abschluss des Projektes VORSPRUNG in der aktuellen Unireport (Nr. 2 ; 7. April 2014)


„Lust auf Vorsprung" [PDF]


(April 10, 2014)

Talk by Sandrine Ferré (Université Francois-Rabelais de Tours) on Focusing on phonology in atypical language development. [PDF] 

When? Thursday, April 10th, 2014, 4 to 6 pm

Where? 116/118 DIPF, Schloßstraße 29, Frankfurt a.M.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!  


(March 28, 2014)

Fachworkshop „Spracherwerb und Sprachdiagnostik“

Fachworkshop „Spracherwerb und Sprachdiagnostik“ für die Kooperationseinrichtungen der Projekte CARU und cammino am Freitag, 28. März 2014 von 14 bis 17 Uhr, im Hörsaalzentrum auf dem Campus Westend der Goethe-Universität, Raum HZ15.

Medieneinladung zum Fachworkshop


(March 10, 2014)

Linguistic Evidence

Second winner of the poster prize at the conference Linguistic Evidence 2014 for our poster "Acquisition of (Non-)Restrictivity in Relative Clauses" by Corinna Koch, Emanuela Sanfelici, Alexander Thiel, and Petra Schulz.


(March 10, 2014)

Talk by Tom Roeper (UMass) on Feature-Sharing, Labelling and Operators in the Typology of Recursion and How it Determines the Acquisition Path [PDF]

When? March 10, 2014, 2.15 pm – 3.45 pm

Where? Room IG 411, Campus Westend

We look at a neglected form of recursion, namely Feature-sharing (Chomsky 2013) which allows sentences like put the jar on the table in the box to exist next to DP-recursion put the jar in the box on the table. Both forms allow extraction (what did you put the jar on the table in__).  Feature-sharing will be discussed as Default forms in the context of results from the Rio conference on Recursion in August and new fieldwork from that conference on the Piraha, and Karaja, and other languages. These arguments will be enlarged to include a vision of how the child proceeds from Unlabelled Adjunction, to Feature projections, Default Operators, and finally scope-delimited nodes.  Their connection to acquisition evidence from possessives, relative clauses, and adjectives will be then explored.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!


 (March 06, 2014)

DGfS in Marburg

Vortrag am 06.03.14 12.30 Uhr in AG1 auf der DGfS in Marburg: "The role of focus structure in children's production of object relative clauses" von Alexander Thiel, Corinna Koch und Emanuela Sanfelici. 


(March 04, 2014)

Talk by Adriana Belletti (University of Siena) on Local dependencies in clefts. [PDF] 

When? Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 3.15 to 4.45 pm

Where? IG 254, Campus Westend.

The talk will develop the analysis of cleft sentences along the lines presented in Belletti (2009, 2013, forthcoming). Particular emphasis will be given to the crucial role played by the required locality of the dependencies in clefts, which drives their possible interpretations. Specifically, the ban against intervention in terms of Relativized Minimality will be singled out as the crucial factor, in terms parallel to those at play in subject vs object relatives in combination with the specific structures and computations of clefts. 

We are looking forward to seeing you there! 


(January, 2014)

New article on over- and underdisgnosis appeared in Child Indicators Research:

Grimm, A. & Schulz, P. (2014). Specific language impairment and early second language acquisition: the risk of over- and underdiagnosis. Child Indicators Research. Published online
DOI 10.1007/s12187-013-9230-6


2013


(10. Dezember 2013)

Two new papers out:

Paper on language assessment in bilingual children and LiSe-DaZ:
Schulz, P. (2013). Sprachdiagnostik bei mehrsprachigen Kindern. Sprache, Stimme und Gehör, 37, 1-5.

Paper on language assessment in bilingual children – a challenge for pediatric practice:
Voet Cornelli, B., Schulz, P. & Tracy, R. (2013). Sprachentwicklungsdiagnostik bei Mehrsprachigkeit: Eine Herausforderung für die pädiatrische Praxis. Monatsschrift Kinderheilkunde, 161, 911-917.


(22. November 2013)

MILA and PROfessio at "9. Workshop Kinder und Jugendliche mit Migrationshintergrund"
(22./23.11. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

with the talk
"Entwicklungsverläufe in Sprachverständnis und Sprachproduktion bei frühen Zweitsprachlernern des Deutschen" presented by Angela Grimm and Petra Schulz

and with the talk
"Fachwissen und Handlungskompetenz von Sprachförderkräften" presented by Anja Müller, Barbara Geist, Sabrina Geyer, Katinka Smits and Petra Schulz


(02. Oktober 2013)

CARU at the conference "Investigating Semantics: Empirical and Philosophical Approaches"

 

The project "CARU" (Corinna Koch, Alexander Thiel, Emanuela Sanfelici, and Petra Schulz) will present the talk "On the semantics of relative clauses – evidence from a preference task with children and adults"

at the conference "Investigating Semantics: Empirical and Philosophical Approaches (INSEMP)", taking place in Bochum, Oct, 10th-12th, 2013


 (26. September 2013)

Gastvortrag an der Goethe-Universität 

 

Am Dienstag, 8.10.2013 findet ein Gastvortrag von Ana Pérez-Leroux (University of Toronto) statt.

Titel: NP restriction, Specificity and Recursion: What relative clauses tell us about the syntax and semantics of complex structures in children

Raum: HZ 8, Campus Westend Uhrzeit: 16.00 Uhr (c.t.) bis 18.00 Uhr

Anbei das Abstract.

Alle Interessierten sind herzlich eingeladen!


(04. Juli 2013)

Gastvortrag im Rahmen der DFG-Forschergruppe "Relativsätze" [PDF] 

 

Kleanthes K. Grohmann (University of Cyprus)

"(A)typical Acquisition of Relative Clauses in Cypriot Greek" [Abstract]

Dienstag, den 9.7., 16-18 Uhr c.t., Hörsaal HZ 9 (Campus Westend)

Alle Interessierten sind herzlich eingeladen!


(01. Juli 2013)

Cammino at the conference "Inklusion und Übergang" 

Goethe- Universität Frankfurt , September 02-03, 2013

http://www.uni-frankfurt.de/fb/fb04/Tagung-Inklusion-und-Uebergang/index.html

with the talk  'Sprachstandserhebungen bei mehrsprachigen Kindern am Übergang zwischen Kita und Grundschule' presented by Barbara Voet Cornelli, Barbara Geist, Angela Grimm & Petra Schulz


(19. Juni 2013)

Gastvortrag im Rahmen des Projekts cammino – Mehrsprachigkeit am Übergang zwischen Kita und Grundschule [PDF] Assessing SLI in bilingual populations: making the impossible possible.

The focus of the talk is to present empirical evidence as to how language impairment presents in bilingual children where one language spoken is Cypriot Greek, an understudied variety on both linguistic-descriptive grounds and the empirical basis of speech and language impairments. Overall, I hope to inform the audience on (i) how SLI manifests in bilingual children and (ii) the major clinical issues influencing the assessment and diagnosis of SLI in childhood bilingualism (iii) in countries where the main spoken language is not only understudied and not codified or even officially acknowledged but (iv) is used in parallel with an official standard variety.

Montag, 08.07.2013

Goethe-Universität, House of Finance 1.27

16.15-17.45 Uhr

Maria Kambanaros (Assistant Professor of Speech Pathology at theDepartment of Speech and Language Therapyin PATRA, Greece/Zypern.)

Der Vortrag ist für Studierende und MitarbeiterInnen der Goethe-Universität sowie die interessierte Öffentlichkeit geöffnet.


(23. Mai 2013)

Workshop "Experimental and Theoretical Approaches to Relative Clauses Reconciled" accepted at the Annual Linguistics Conference (DGfS) 2014, Marburg 

 The workshop "Experimental and Theoretical Approaches to Relative Clauses Reconciled", organized by Petra Schulz (University of Frankfurt) and Esther Ruigendijk (University of Oldenburg) has been accepted at the Annual Conference of the DGfS 2014 in Marburg. The conference will take place March, 4 - 7. A call for papers will be circulated soon.


(21. Mai 2013)

Final conference of COST Action IS0804 in Krakow, Poland

The final conference of COST Action IS0804 “Language Impairment in a Multilingual Society: Linguistic Patterns and the Road to Assessment", will take place in Krakow, Poland, May 27 – 29. Petra Schulz is a member of the management committee and together with Theo Marinis (University or Reading) leads Working Group 1 “Syntax and Interfaces with Morphology and Semantics”. For details see:http://www.bi-sli.org/Meeting.htm


(16. Mai 2013)

PROfessio at "Zwei(t):Sprachen lernen"

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München 15.-16.05.2013
http://www.daf.uni-muenchen.de/aktuelles/aktuelles/workshop_l2/index.html

invited talk "Professionalisierung von Sprachförderkräften im Elementarbereich"

Dr. Barbara Geist und Dr. Anja Müller


(16. Mai 2013)

Research project cammino funded for two more years

Funded by the Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the European Social Funds for Germany (ESF) for an initial period of two years, the project cammino has investigated the risks associated with language misdiagnosis in bilingual children by educators, pediatricians, and parents, as children transfer from kindergarten to school. BMBF and ESF extended funding for another two years until 2015. Our project aim to establish adequate assessment tools for multilingual children and minimize under- and overestimation of their language abilities.


(07. Mai 2013)

Frankfurt DAZ Team at GALA 2013, Oldenburg

Four papers from the Frankfurt DAZ Team accepted for presentation at the upcoming GALA conference (Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition), September 5-7, in Oldenburg:

"The semantic side of relative clauses – Acquiring (non-)restrictivity" (Corinna Koch, Alexander Thiel, Emanuela Sanfelici, Petra Schulz)                                                                                                                                                                             

"Missing finiteness and verb placement in early second learners of German: A problem for typical development or only for SLI?" (Magdalena Wojtecka, Rabea Schwarze, Petra Schulz)    

"Language-specific influences on NRT: Evidence from monolingual children and early second language learners of German" (Angela Grimm)

"The interaction of focus particles and information structure in acquisition" (Anja Müller, Barbara Höhle)

http://www.gala2013.uni-oldenburg.de/


(29. April 2013)

MILA at GASLA

MILA project represented with an oral presentation at GASLA 12 (Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition, http://www.gasla12.com/index.html) in Florida.

Wojtecka, M., Schwarze, R., Grimm, A. & Schulz, P. “Finiteness and verb placement in German: a challenge for early second language learners or an indicator of SLI in eL2?”


2012


(18. Oktober 2012)

Rezensionen zu LiSe-DaZ

Zwei aktuelle Rezensionen zu LiSe-DaZ sind erschienen:

Zellerhoff, R. (2012). LOGOS INTERDISZIPLINÄR, 20:1, 68-69

Förster, A. (2012). Sprachheilarbeit, 4, 213-214


2011


(12. August 2011)

Linguistische Sprachstandserhebung - Deutsch als Zweitsprache (LiSe-DaZ) erschienen


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