III Congreso de ALFAL Región Noroeste de Europa 21-22 junio de 2007

Facultad de Lenguas Modernas, Universidad de Oxford, Gran Bretaña

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Linguistic theories and the biological foundations of human language: a dialogue 21-22 June 2007

Taylor Institution, Oxford

Thursday, 21 June 2007

9.00-9.25 Registration.

9.25-9.30 Opening: Dr Paloma Garcia-Bellido (Linguistics, Oxford, UK)

Session I Chair: Dr Tim Crow (SANE, POWIC, Oxford, UK)

9.30-10.30 Invited Key Note Speaker: Dr Simon Fisher (Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford, UK) "Molecular windows into the neural basis of speech and language"

10.30-11.00 Dr Jennifer Gurd et al. (Clinical Neurology, Oxford, UK) "Twin studies of language lateralization: pros and cons"


Session II: Chair: Prof. John Marshall (Clinical Neurology, Oxford, UK)

11. 30-12.00 Dr Tim Crow et. al. (SANE POWIC, Oxford, UK) "The PCDHXY gene pair as the language gene?"

12.00-12.30 Dr Patricia Gough et al. (FMRIB & Experimental psychology, Oxford, UK) "It sounds like grammar: co-localisation of phonological and grammatical function in LIFG"

12.30-1.00 Dr Kate Watkins (Experimental Psychology & FMRIB, Oxford, UK) "Structural and Functional brain abnormalities associated with developmental stuttering"

1.00 Guided visit to the Taylor Institution Library


Session III Chair: Dr David Cram (Linguistics,Oxford,UK)

2.30-3.30 Invited speaker: Dr Julio González Alvarez (Clinical Psycho-biology, Castellón, Spain) "Brain and Language: the neural representation of words and their meanings"

3.30-4.00 Dr Barbara O'Connor et al. (CUNY, USA) "Neurolinguistics of Spanish: Agrammatism and Verb-Form Regularity'

4.00-4.30 Dr Paloma Garcia-Bellido (Linguistics, Oxford, UK) "Can synaesthesia research help to understand linguistic behaviour?"


Session IV: Chair: Prof. Mary Dalrymple (Linguistics, Oxford, UK)

5.00-5.30 Dr Dayna Cueva Alegría (Syracuse, NY, USA) "A moraic analysis of central Quechua Long vowels"

5.30-6.00 Mr Ivan Ortega-Santos (Maryland, USA) "On constraints on syntactic movement and the brain"

6.00-6.30 Dr Greg Kochansky (Phonetics Lab, Oxford, UK) "Maintaining Discrete Linguistic Objects in the Brain"

Friday, 22 June 2007

Session V. Chair: Dr Stephen Parkinson (Linguistics, Oxford, UK)

9:00-10.00 Invited speaker: Dr Nuria Sebastian-Galles (Psychology,GRNC-PCB, Barcelona, Spain) "The cognitive neuroscience of bilingualism"

10.00-10.30 Dr Sebastian Crutch (Institute of Neurology, UCL, UK) "Structurally different representational frameworks underpinning abstract and concrete words: evidence from neuropsychological studies of stroke aphasia"


Session VI: Chair: Prof. Martin Maiden (Centre for Romance Linguistics, Oxford, UK)

11.00-11.30 Dr Laura Spoturno et al. (Science and Technology, La Plata, Argentina) "Plurilinguismo en el discurso literario: un acercamiento a la obra narrativa de Sandra Cisneros"

11.30-12.00 Dr Bob De Jonge (Romance Languages, Gröningen, Netherlands) "Cocoliche, lengua híbrida entre italiano y español en la región del rio de La Plata: fenómenos lingüísticos"

12:00-12.30 Dr Denise Eljatib et al. (Language sciences, Rouen, France ) "Las representaciones lingüísticas docentes en el marco de una educación plurilingüe"

12:45 Guided visit to Duke Humphrey's Library, Bodleian Library.


Session VII: Chair: Dr Nuria Sebastian-Galles (Psychology& GRNC-PCB, Barcelona, Spain)

2.30-3.30 Invited speaker: Dr Manuel Carreiras (Cognitive neurosciences, La Laguna, Spain) "From letters to words: The impact of sub-lexical processes in visual word recognition"

3.30-4.01 Dr Laura Miñones et al. (Neuropsychology, Buenos Aires, Argentina) "Priming sintáctico basado en rasgos léxicos. Una experiencia con verbos aislados en la producción de oraciones en español"

4.00-4.30 Dr Juan Larrinaga ( Educational Sciences,Montevideo, Uruguay) "Reading processing in University students"


Session VIII: Chair: Dr John Coleman (Phonetics Lab, Oxford, UK)

5.00-5.30 Dr Riikka Möttönen (Experimental Psychology &FMRIB, Oxford, UK) "Speech-specific auditory processing in the human brain"

5.30-6.00 Dr Elizabeth Ljalba et al. (CUNY, USA) "Phonological-Orthographical and Automaticity Deficits in Spanish Speakers Learning English"

6:00-6.30 Prof. Ruth Kempson et al. (KCL, UK) "Language processing and syntactic change"

7.00 Closing Reception at St Cross College
7:30 Dinner St Cross College

Thanks to the generous support of the following institutions
-The Committee for Comparative Philology, Linguistics and Phonetics, University of Oxford
-The Faculty of Modern Languages, University of Oxford
-St Cross College, Oxford

In order to estimate numbers for dinner at St Cross College, interested people are encouraged to reserve in advance writing to alfal.neiii@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk. Numbers must go firm by noon of Tuesday 19 June.

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