Vol. 14, No. 2
Recent or upcoming conference presentations
CRL at IASCL-SRCLD: Several CRL affiliates presented their work at the Joint meeting of the International Association for the Study of Child Language and the Society for Research in Child Language Disorders in Madison, Wisconsin this July. JDP students Barbara Conboy, Janet Calderon and Shannon Rodrigue were among those presenting posters reporting research carried out in collaboration with Donna Thal, Vera F. Gutierrez-Clellen, Elizabeth Bates, and others.
CRL was at CNS: This April in San Francisco at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society several posters were presented by CRL affiliates including Cognitive Science graduate students Ayse Pinar Saygin, Frederic Dick, and Chris Lovett, JDP graduate student Analia Arevalo, Cognitive Science postdoctoral fellow Kara Federmeier and faculty Seana Coulson. JDP graduate student Suzanne Moineau and Cognitive Science student Beate Schwichtenberg were chosen to give talks as part of the Graduate Students Present forum.
Cognitive science graduate student Ayse Pinar Saygin presented a paper written with Stephen Wilson from UCLA at the 38th annual meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society in April; the presentation was part of the Sub-Symbolic Approaches to Language Panel which featured Brian MacWhinney and our own Jeff Elman as invited speakers.
Linguistics graduate student Mieko Ueno presented work done jointly with Robert Kluender at the Neurological Basis of Language conference held in Holland in July. More recently in March, she presented work done with Maria Polinsky at the 15th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing in New York.
CRL postdoctoral fellow Kara Federmeier presented work done jointly with Marta Kutas at the Neurological Basis of Language conference held in Holland in July and at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in San Diego in November.
CRL was a powerful presence at the annual meeting of the Academy of Aphasia in Boulder this October. Elizabeth Bates, Beverly Wulfeck and Analia Arevalo attended the meeting; JDP graduate student Suzanne Moineau and Cognitive Science graduate students Ayse Pinar Saygin and Frederic Dick presented posters.
Ayse Pinar Saygin, graduate student in Cognitive Science, received the Friends of the International Center scholarship for the 2002-2003 academic year. JDP graduate student Edwin Maas was chosen for the same award for the 2001-2002 academic year.
CRL has hired Rita Ceponiene as a post-graduate researcher effective 2/1/02. Rita is an MD/PhD with several years experience in recording electrophysiological data from normally developing and developmentally disabled infants and children. She will be working at the Project in Cognition and Neural Development on studies to examine auditory sensory responses in normal development and children with developmental disorders and in the Autism Neuroscience Lab with Dr. Jeanne Townsend to conduct ERP research in a study of brain structural and functional changes in healthy aging.
Holger Keibel, a graduate student at the University of Freiburg is visiting CRL and working with Jeff Elman on language acquisition projects involving the 'dense databases' of child language input & output that are being collected by the MPI.