Not all wh-dependencies are created equal: Processing of multiple wh-questions in Romanian children and adults, Workshop on the Acquisition of Heritage Languages, Bucharest, November 2021

Effects of Pronoun Type on Relative Clause Comprehension, Research Seminar, University of Geneva, April 2021

 

Processing and production of wh-dependencies in Romanian Heritage Children, 6th Bucharest Colloquium of Language Acquisition, November 2019

The acquisition of multiple wh-questions in heritage Romanian children (with T. Marinis), Workshop on Heritage Languages, Paris, September 2019

Filler-Gap Dependencies in Romanian : The View from Acquisition, Colloque en honneur de prof. Liana Pop - Discours en présence: analyse textuelle, pragmatique, didactique des langues, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj, January 2015   

The Acquisition of Filler-Gap Dependencies: An Old Problem in a Cross-linguistic Guise, Language Processing and Development Lab, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, April 2014

PRESENTATIONS

Invited talks

Multiple wh-questions in Romanian-English bilingual children (with T. Marinis), Paper to be presented at EuroSLA 31, Fribourg, August 2022

Multiple wh-questions in Romanian Heritage Children - From Comprehension to Production (with T. Marinis), Paper to be presented at Heritage Languages Around the World, Lisbon, May 2022

Person Matters: Relative Clauses in the Acquisition of French (with S. Durrleman), Workshop on Acquisition at Going Romance XXXV, Amsterdam, December 2021

Intervention in the Absence of Lexical Restriction: Effects of Pronoun Type on Relative Clause Comprehension,  (with S. Durrleman), BUCLD 46, Boston, November 2021 

 

Acquisition of Multiple Wh-Dependencies in Heritage Romanian Children (with T. Marinis), 3rd International Symposium on Bilingual and L2 Processing in Adults and Children, Nijmegen, June 2021

 

Number mismatch and intervention: The case of relative clauses headed by ‘celui/celle’ in French (with S. Durrleman), The Romance Turn 10, Ibiza, June 2021
 

Cross-linguistic influence in the production of multiple wh- questions (with T. Marinis), Poster presented at RUEG Conference 2021: Dynamics of Language Contact: new perspectives on emerging grammars, variation and change, Berlin, February 2021

 

Number mismatch and intervention in the absence of lexical restriction: An investigation of celui/celle-headed relative clauses in French (with S. Durrleman), BUCLD 45, Boston, November 2020 

 

Processing and Production of Multiple Wh-Questions in Romanian Heritage Children (with T. Marinis), Conference on Multilingualism - COM2020, Reading, June 2020 

 

Not all wh-dependencies are created equal: processing of multiple wh-questions in Romanian children and adults

(with T. Marinis), BUCLD 44, Boston, November 2019 

 

The comprehension of multiple wh-questions in Romanian: a case of intervention effects? (with T. Marinis), GALA 14, Milano, September 2019 


Discourse topics and the comprehension of relative and passive clauses in French (with S. Durrleman), GALA 14,

Milano, September 2019

Testing the source of difficulty in the comprehension of which-questions: the case of multiple wh-questions in child Romanian (with T. Marinis), Child Language Symposium, Sheffield, July 2019 

 

Topichood and the comprehension of relative clauses in French (with S. Durrleman), BUCLD 43, Boston, November 2018


Featural Mismatches and the Comprehension of Relative Clauses in French: Comparing Gender, Number and Animacy

(with S. Durrleman), The Romance Turn IX , Bucharest, August 2018

Featural Mismatches and the Comprehension of Relative Clauses in French: Comparing Gender, Number and Animacy

(with S. Durrleman), Child Language Symposium, Reading, June 2018 

 

Comparing Number and Gender: Featural Mismatches in the Comprehension of French Relative Clauses (with S. Durrleman), GALA 13, Palma de Mallorca, September 2017 

 

Now you hear it, now you don’t: Number mismatch in the comprehension of relative clauses in French (with S. Durrleman), BUCLD 41, Boston, November 2016 

 

Now you hear it, now you don’t: Number mismatch in the comprehension of relative clauses in French (with S. Durrleman), The Romance Turn VIII, Barcelona, September 2016

 

Testing intervention effects in wh-questions in child Romanian, 9th Days of Swiss Linguistics, Geneva, June 2016

 

Out of sight, not out of mind: Unexpressed features impact children’s comprehension of relative clauses (with S. Durrleman and M.T. Guasti), BUCLD 40, Boston, November 2015

 

Not committing has its advantages: Facilitating children’s comprehension of object A’-dependencies is one of them

(with S. Durrleman), The Romance Turn VII, Venice, October 2015

 

Out of sight, not out of mind: The impact of unexpressed features on children’s performance with relative clauses (with S. Durrleman), The Romance Turn VII, Venice, October 2015 

 

Comprehension of wh-questions in child Romanian: A case about case and lexical restriction, GALA 12, Nantes, September 2015

 

When intervention gets tough, set-restriction gets going: The facilitating role of set-restriction on children's comprehension of object A'-dependencies (with S. Durrleman), Poster presented at GALA12, Nantes, September 2015 

 

Questionable restrictions: Explaining away children’s comprehension difficulties (with S. Durrleman), Workshop on Language Acquisition in Different Circumstances, XLVIII Congresso Internazionale SLI 2014, Udine, September 2014

 

Which which-questions are easy? A study from French acquisition (with S. Durrleman), The Romance Turn VI, Palma de Mallorca, September 2014 

 

Children don’t like restrictions: Evidence from the acquisition of object A’-dependencies in French (with S. Durrleman), Poster presented at BUCLD 38, Boston, November 2013 

 

Memory Resources and the Processing of A-bar Dependencies in Child French (with S. Durrleman), Workshop on Working Memory Resources in Language Processing and Acquisition, XLVII Congresso Internazionale SLI, Salerno, September 2013 

 

Refining Intervention: The Acquisition of Featural Relations in Object A’-dependencies (with S. Durrleman), GALA 11, Oldenburg, September 2013 

 

Atoms of Intervention in the Acquisition of A’-dependencies (with S. Durrleman), 19th International Congress of Linguists, Geneva, July 2013 

 

Atoms of Intervention in French A’-dependencies (with S. Durrleman), 43rd LSRL , New York, 17 April 2013 

 

Intervention Effects in the Acquisition of Free and Headed A’-dependencies in French (with S. Durrleman), Rencontres d’Automne de Linguistique formelle, Paris, November 2012          

 

To Move or Not To Move: The Role of Optionality in the Acquisition of A’-dependencies in French (with S. Durrleman), The Romance Turn V, Lisbon, July 2012 

 

Making Sense of Object Relative Clauses: A “Case” Study with Romanian Children, Poster presented at 22nd Colloquium on Generative Grammar, Barcelona, March 2012     

 

Does “case” matter in the acquisition of Romanian relative clauses?, Poster presented at BUCLD 36, Boston, November 2011

 

A’-dependencies in French: A Study from Acquisition (with S. Durrleman), Going Romance XXV, Utrecht, December 2011 

 

Subject vs object relatives: What can French and Romanian children tell us about their acquisition process?, Poster presented at GALANA 4, Toronto, September 2010

 

Comprehension of subject and object relatives in child language - A case of intervention effects?, Poster presented at The Romance Turn IV, Tours, August 2010

 

Comprehension of subject and object relatives in child language - A case of intervention effects?, Konstanz Workshop in Generative Grammar, Konstanz, April 2010

 

Multiple WH-Questions in child language: A cross-linguistic perspective, The Romance Turn III, Southampton, September 2008

 

Multiple WH-Questions in child language: A cross-linguistic perspective, Poster presented at Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition North America 3, Storrs, CT, September 2008

Conference presentations and posters
Outreach activities

Online talks with schools at Science is Wonderful! 2021 (talking about bi/multilingualism and the importance of heritage languages to teachers and primary/secondary school pupils), November 2021

 

How to raise bilingual children, public talks for families of Romanian-English bilingual children (London & Portsmouth), June and July 2020