UniteGen program

Thursday, April 4 

Nedre Lysthus Auditorium

9:00 – 9:15 – Registration

9:15 – 9:30 – Welcome (Marit Westergaard & Rachel Klassen)

9:30 – 10:30 – Invited speaker (chair: Rachel Klassen)

The challenges of noun class systems for L2 learning and processing: Uniting insights from classifiers and gender
Theres Grüter
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

10:30-11:00 – Coffee break

11:00-12:30 – Session I (chair: Yulia Rodina)

11:00 – 11:30 

The semantic, morphological and syntactic dimensions of Spanish grammatical gender in the 2L1 acquisition process
Raquel Fernández Fuertes, Esther Álvarez de la Fuente & Sonja Mujcinovic
University of Valladolid Language Acquisition Lab

11:30-12:00

The path of gender acquisition in Spanish: Experimental evidence & previous research
Anastasiia Ogneva
University of A Coruña

12:00-12:30

Sensitivity to grammatical gender cues in the acquisition of heritage Russian
Natalia Mitrofanova1, Yulia Rodina1, Olga Urek1 & Marit Westergaard1, 2
1UiT The Arctic University of Norway, 2NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology

12:30-14:00 – Lunch break

14:00-15:30 – Session II (chair: Sigríður Björnsdóttir)

14:00-14:30

Comparison of the acquisition of two transparent gender systems: Italian and Croatian
Marta Velnić
NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology

14:30-15:00

The role of L2 learner’s L1 in the acquisition of grammatical gender: Evidence from German and English learners of L2 Spanish
Jessica Diebowski
University of Wuppertal

15:00-15:30

Conjoined noun phrases in Icelandic: The role of conjunct gender and working memory in default agreement
Thorbjorg Thorvaldsdóttir & Anton Karl Ingason
University of Iceland

15:30-16:00 – Coffee break

16:00-17:30 – Session III (chair: Tanja Kupisch)

16:00-16:30

Grammatical versus semantic gender agreement and the representation of nouns in the mental lexicon: Superlative partitives in French
Thom Westveer
University of Amsterdam

16:30-17:30 – Invited speaker

17:45 – Light informal meal (campus)

 

Friday, April 5

UB 132 (University Library Auditorium)

9:30-10:30 – Invited speaker (chair: Yulia Rodina)

Enlightening mistakes: L2 gender errors as a window on ‘fossilization’, learning, and the role of correct L2 input
Kristin Lemhöfer
Radboud University

10:30-11:00 – Coffee break

11:00-12:30 – Session IV (chair: Merete Anderssen)

11:00-11:30

Predictive processing of gender in Welsh-English bilinguals
Tesni Galvin & Vivienne Rogers
Swansea University

11:30-12:00

Gender agreement attraction in Spanish sentence comprehension: Evidence for cue-based parsing
Jorge González Alonso1, Ian Cunnings2, Hiroki Fujita2, David Miller3, Jason Rothman1, 4
1UiT The Arctic University of Norway, 2University of Reading, 3University of Illinois at Chicago, 4Universidad Nebrija

12:00-12:30

Exploring the gender congruency effect in the context of L1 variation
Rachel Klassen1, Lieve Vangehuchten2 & Almudena Basanta2
1UiT The Arctic University of Norway, 2UAntwerpen

12:30-14:00 – Lunch break

14:00-15:30 – Session V (chair: Natalia Mitrofanova)

14:00-14:30

Grammatical gender and declension class in the two-gender system of the Tromsø dialect of Norwegian: A study of indefinites and possessives
Yulia Rodina1 & Marit Westergaard1, 2
1UiT The Arctic University of Norway, 2NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology

14:30-15:00

Grammatical Gender on English words in American Norwegian
Terje Lohndal
NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology & UiT The Arctic University of Norway

15:00-15:30

Gender patterns in 2L1 and L2 English-Spanish bilingual grammars: the Spain-Gibraltar connection
Tamara Gómez Carrero1, Raquel Fernández Fuertes1, Alejandro Martínez1, Juana M. Liceras2
1University of Valladolid Language Acquisition Lab, 2University of Ottawa (Canada) & Universidad Nebrija (Spain)

15:30-16:00 – Coffee break

16:00-17:30 – Session VI (chair: Jason Rothman)

16:00-16:30

Gender in the Spanish/English Determiner Phrase: A new approach and a DM analysis
Rodrigo Delgado
University of Illinois at Chicago

16:30-17:30 – Invited speaker

Switching on and off Spanish grammatical gender in bilingual scenarios
M. Carmen Parafita Couto
Leiden University

19:00 – Workshop dinner (Fiskekompaniet)

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