So happy to be at Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders with old friends and new colleagues. So much to learn from smart people.
Great work by Ramón Padilla-Reyes, Melissa Nieves Rivera and Morgan Oates in understanding the role played by multiple dimensions of cognition in collective-distributive sentence interpretation. This is our second project using Piecewise Structural Equation Modeling, with help from SEM experts Jonathan Lefcheck and David Melamed.
See section 3 of our new article in Language Acquisition for our attempt at explaining how to use the statistic and why it requires dramatically less statistical power than does conventional structural equation modeling.
Also fun to think about combinatorics and sentence complexity, with help from my cousin, Charles Grinstead. Thank you, Charles!
Congratulations Kendra, Pedro Antonio, Ana and Blanca! In their new JSLHR article, these smarties show that overt subject pronoun use in monolingual child Spanish-speakers can identify those with DLD/SLI with high degrees of sensitivity and specificity. Overt subject pronoun use in switch-reference contexts identifies 84% of DLD kids, by itself. Add in MLUw and you get 100% of kids with DLD.
Excellent use of variationist morphosyntactic research techniques with spontaneous production data from atypical language development.
It turns out that you can identify 88% of children who are able to generate a “some, but not all” implicature interpretation in Spanish (algunos, pero no todos) and 100% of children who cannot, from a set of lexical tests.
Go Amy, Sadler and Ana!
She’s a cat person! Bearcat, that is!
Congratulations on your new position as Assistant Professor on the faculty of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Cincinnati! It’s been a long road from Spanish Advanced Grammar in 2005 to where you are today, but we couldn’t be prouder!! Go Amy!!
On Wednesday, Melissa Nieves Rivera successfully defended her very interesting dissertation “On the relation between (Non) Exact Interpretations of Numerals and Language: Integrating Two Independent Cognitive Systems”
We are so proud of all of your hard work, especially running experiments during the pandemic. Go Melissa!
We are delighted to announce that Ohio State will be establishing a Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology Program at the graduate level over the next several years. This is being made possible as part of President Johnson’s RAISE Initiative to address inequities in race and ethnicity in higher education.
Speech and Hearing Science and Spanish and Portuguese will each run a search for assistant professors in bilingual language disorders in Fall ’22. Thank you to all who helped!!
Read more here.