UMD Linguists at Cogsci 2012

August 1-4 in Sapporo, Japan, Annie Gagliardi, Yakov Kronrod, Alexis Wellwood and Cybelle Smith will present the following papers at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society:

  • Annie Gagliardi, Naomi Feldman and Jeffrey Lidz, "When suboptimal behavior is optimal and why: Modeling the acquisition of noun classes in Tsez."

  • Annie Gagliardi, Erin Bennett, Jeffrey Lidz and Naomi Feldman, "Children's inferences in generalizing novel nouns and adjectives."

  • Yakov Kronrod, Emily Coppess, and Naomi Feldman, "A unified model of categorical effects in consonant and vowel perception."

  • Alexis Wellwood, Darko Odic, Justin Halberda, and Jeffrey Lidz, "Choosing quantity over quality: Syntax guides interpretive preferences for novel superlatives."

  • Cybelle Smith and Michael C. Frank, "Zero anaphora and object reference in Japanese child-directed speech." (Awarded NSF travel grant and research fellowship to pursue a short-term project at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Wako, Japan)

Recent alumnus Akira Omaki will also be presenting a member abstract poster.