Conference on sources of individual linguistic differences| University of Ottawa | March 2-4, 2011 | Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Friday March 2, 2012
8:30-9:00 REGISTRATION (ARTS 509)

9:00-9:15 WELCOME (ARTS 509)

ARTS 509
Chair: Alan Yu
9:15-10:05 Determining linguistic competence in the non-verbal autistic child
John Connolly
McMaster University
10:05-10:30 Individual differences in judgments of prosodic disorder
Vsevolod Kapatsinski, Melissa Redford, and Jolynn Cornell-Fabiano
University of Oregon
10:30-10:55 BREAK

10:55-11:45 Early preferences for speech and faces as predictors of language development in infants at risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Suzanne Curtin and Athena Vouloumanos
University of Calgary
11:45-12:35 Is prosody a bellwether behavior of the autism spectrum? (by videoconference)
Joshua Diehl
University of Notre Dame
12:35-14:30 LUNCH

ARTS 509
Chair: Lyra Magloughlin
14:30-15:20 Auditory cortical underpinnings of language impairments in autism spectrum disorder
Janis Cardy
University of Western Ontario
15:20-15:45 Differential Processing of Word Stress as a Predictor of Word Production at 12-months in Infant Siblings of Children with Autism
Jennifer Ference and Suzanne Curtin
University of Calgary
15:45-16:10 The domain-generality of working memory resources for language
Edward Gibson and Evelina Fedorenko
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
16:10-16:30 BREAK

16:30-16:55 Language Generalization in Children with Autism
Matt A Johnson
Princeton University
16:55-17:45 Individual and group differences in declarative and procedural memory: The impact on normal and disordered language acquisition and processing
Michael Ullman
Georgetown University


Saturday March 3, 2012
SIMARD 425
Chair: Suzanne Curtin
9:00-9:50 Individual differences in auditory processing in autism spectrum disorder: insights from behavior, the brain and genetics
Krista Hyde
McGill University
9:50-10:15 Autism Spectrum Conditions, dyslexia and lexical effects on speech perception
Mitsuhiko Ota, Andrea I. Clark, and Mary E. Stewart
University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University
10:15-10:35 BREAK

10:35-11:25 Individual differences are crucial for language variation and change
Alan Yu
University of Chicago
11:25-11:50 Effects of gender, vocal attraction, and emotional reactivity on unconscious phonetic imitation
Alexis Black
University of British Columbia
11:50-12:15 Imitation of individual voices varying in attractiveness and stereotypicality
Molly Babel, Grant McGuire, Alice Nicholls, and Sophie Walters
University of British Columbia and University of California at Santa Cruz
12:15-14:00 LUNCH

SIMARD 425
Chair: Tania Zamuner
14:00-14:50 Individual Differences in the Perception of Children's Speech
Benjamin Munson
University of Minnesota
14:50-15:15 Individual articulatory differences in sound change: bunched and retroflex rhotics in French and English
Jeff Mielke
University of Ottawa
15:15-16:05 COMMENTARY
Janet Pierrehumbert
Northwestern University
16:15-18:00 POSTER SESSION

Individual phonetic differences as triggers of sound change: the case of SENĆOŦEN /qi/ and /iq/ sequences
Sonya Bird and Bryan Gick
University of Victoria and University of British Columbia
The role of listeners' "autistic" traits in the interpretation of prosody and contrastive focus
Jason Bishop
University of California at Los Angeles
When inferring lingual gestures from acoustic data goes wrong: The case of high vowels in Canadian French
Will Dalton
University of Ottawa
Individual differences in the development of L2 phonological processing: The contribution of cognitive abilities and executive functions
Isabelle Darcy, Hanyong Park, Chung-Lin Yang, and Andrew Gleiser
Indiana University and University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
The skewed input advantage: Sensitivity to learning mode
Matt A Johnson
Princeton University
Individual differences and the acquisition of North American English /r/: An ultrasound study
Lyra Magloughlin
University of Ottawa
Investigating AQ score as a factor in phonetic imitation
Jeff Mielke, Lyra Magloughlin, and Kuniko Nielsen
University of Ottawa and Oakland University
Effects of Linguistic Experience and Hearing Loss on Speech Perception: Individual Differences under High-Variability Listening Conditions
Terrin N. Tamati, Jaimie L. Gilbert, Sushma Tatineni, and David B. Pisoni
Indiana University
With a friend or with an oven: The role of empathy in the processing of human and non-human stimuli
Alexandra Wild and Vsevolod Kapatsinski
University of Oregon
Interference "licensing" of NPIs: Pragmatic reasoning and individual differences
Ming Xiang, Julian Grove, and Anastasia Giannakidou
University of Chicago
19:00-21:00 DINNER



Sunday March 4, 2012
SIMARD 425
Chair: Jeff Mielke
9:00-9:50 Individual differences in language processing within the Autism Spectrum
Aparna Nadig
McGill University
9:50-10:15 Pragmatic Communication and Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders -- A Descriptive Pilot Study
Mackenzie Salt
McMaster University
10:15-10:40 Analysis of pragmatic behaviour in monolingual and bilingual adolescents with HFA and AS
Marina Marukhnyak
University of Toronto
10:40-11:00 BREAK

11:00-11:25 The interpretation of nonliteral language: cognitive factors on individual variation
Mai Kuha and Elizabeth M. Riddle
Ball State University
11:25-11:50 Shifting and separating: Directions in individual lifespan linguistic change
Suzanne Evans Wagner and Madeline Shellgren
Michigan State University
11:50-12:40 COMMENTARY
Charles Boberg
McGill University
12:40-14:00 LUNCH AND GENERAL DISCUSSION