Michael C. Stern to Present Poster at Workshop on Identifying (In)definiteness on Acquiring L2 English articles from L1 Mandarin

Michael C. Stern will present work from the SLA Lab at the Workshop on Identifying (In)definiteness on L1 Mandarin speakers’ acquisition of articles in L2 English.

Session Title: The Noun Phrase: Morpho-syntax & Semantics

Date and Time: Friday, March 29, 2019. 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location: Dow Hall (DOW), Yale University – 370 Temple Street, New Haven, CT 06511

Talk Title: The acquisition of (in)definiteness: From L1 Mandarin to L2 English

Authors: Michael C. Stern, The Graduate Center, CUNY; Gita Martohardjono, The Graduate Center, CUNY; and Veneeta Dayal, Yale University

Cost: Free. For more information, visit https://ling.yale.edu/identifying-indefiniteness-silent-morpho-syntax-semantics

From the website: “While every language can express definiteness, indefiniteness and genericity, the morpho-syntactic encoding of these notions varies considerably. This workshop is part of a larger project that provides concrete diagnostics for determining the interpretation of noun phrases which lack overt markers of (in)definiteness.”

Michael Stern, project manager, with Florence Tse, Director of the Queensborough Community College Port of Entry ESL program, who has offered invaluable help with recruiting participants for the study

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