8th International Symposium on Processability Approaches to Language Acquisition (PALA) (Verona, 15-16 settembre 2008)

Da lunedì 15 settembre 2008 a martedì 16 settembre 2008

Verona, 15-16 settembre 2008 8th International Symposium onProcessability Approaches to LanguageAcquisition (PALA) Università di Verona Stanzaa'1.17, via Paradiso 6


MONDAY, 15th September


14.00 - 14.05 WELCOME and opening remarks


14.05 - 14.45


Manfred Pienemann, University of Paderborn and University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and Bi-Jar Lin, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Automatic linguistic profiling


14.45 - 15.15

Satomi Kawaguchi, University of Western Sydney

Causative structures in second languages: The case of Japanese


15.15 - 15.45

Lucija Medojevi!, University of Western Sydney

The development of the Serbian case marking system in Serbian-Australian teenage bilinguals


15.45 - 16.15

Dagmar Keatinge, University of Paderborn

Key issues in designing tasks for data elicitation purposes


16.15 - 16.30 Break


16.30 - 17.00

Elena Nuzzo and Camilla Bettoni, University of Verona

Developmental readiness and form-focused instruction: Their effects on the acquisition of object topicalization, passives and exceptional verbs in Italian L2


17.00 - 17.30

Patrizia Berti, Australian National University

Developmentally moderated form-focused instruction: A study of classroom implementation


17.30 - 18.00

Xiao Jing Wang, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Grammatical development among Chinese L2 learners: A Processability account


18.00 - 18.40

Jörg-U. Keßler, PH Ludwigsburg, University of Education

Applying Processability Theory: Second language acquisition in the primary school EFL classroom - Does it really happen?



TUESDAY, 16th September


8.50 - 9.30

Gisela Håkansson, University of Lund, and Catrin Norrby, University of Melbourne

Applying Processability Theory to comprehension and production of morphosyntax in Swedish as a second language


09.30 - 10.00

Manfred Pienemann, University of Paderborn and University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Jörg-U. Keßler, PH Ludwigsburg University of Education, Dagmar Keatinge and Anke Lenzing, Univeristy of Paderborn

Transfer at the initial state


10.00 - 10.30

Kristof Baten, University of Ghent

Processability Theory and German case acquisition


10.30 - 11.00

Camilla Bettoni, University of Verona, Maria Elena Favilla, University of Modena and Reggio, and Lucia Ferroni, University of Pisa and Az. USL of Lucca

Exploring Processability Theory-based hypotheses with aphasic patients


11.00 - 11.30 Break


11.30 - 12.40 Posters: plenary oral presentation


11.30 - 11.35

Tonya Agostini, University of Western Sydney

Does a child with High Functioning Autism acquire Italian as a second language following the developmental stages as predicted by Processability Theory? A case study


11.35 - 11.40

Giorgia Ginelli, University of Verona

Acquiring interrogatives in Italian L2


11.40 - 11.45

Francesco Romano, University of Essex

Testing implicit linguistic knowledge from a Processability perspective: Cross-sectional development of agreement morphology in L2 English and Italian


11.45 - 11.50

Stefania Ferrari, Giorgia Ginelli and Elena Nuzzo, University of Verona

Elicitation tasks for Processability Theory in Italian L2


11.50 - 11.55

Mathias Liebner, University of Paderborn

Automatic speech recognition of English interlanguage structures


11.55 - 12.00

Anja Plesser, University of Paderborn

Writing and speaking in ESL: Is performance steady across the production mode barrier?


12.00 - 12.05

Anke Lenzing, University of Paderborn

The grammatical system of early L2 learners of English


12.05 - 12.40 Posters: individual discussion


12.40 - 13.30 Lunch


13.30 - 14.00

Katharina Zipser, Universität Innsbruck

Processability Theory in relation to progression of morphosyntactic structures in "Buongiorno! Neu", an Italian coursebook


14.00 - 14.30

Francesca Lamorgia, Dublin City University

The acquisition of postverbal subjects in bilingual children: A case study


14.30 - 15.00

Serena Ambroso and Eleonora Luzi, University of Roma Tre

Pragmatic principles in non-linear productions in Italian L2


15.00 - 15.40

Bruno Di Biase, University of Western Sydney

From formula to form variation: Prosodic bootstrapping of morphology in Italian L2


15.40 - 15.45 Closing remarks and ARRIVEDERCI