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November – The lab’s research is well represented at the 47th Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD; November 3 – 6). Dr. Grigoroglou is giving a talk titled “How do children interpret the meaning of conditional statements?” and is also presenting a poster titled “Revisiting the acquisition of conditionals in early language production” (both co-authored with P. Ganea).


July – Amina Shmanova presented her research at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci; July 27 – 30). Amina presented a poster titled “How do young children interpret conditionals?” (co-authored with M. Grigoroglou & P. Ganea).

March – ROP students Amina Shmanova and Bianca Yuen presented their research at the Research Opportunities Program Poster Fair. Amina presented a poster titled “How do young children interpret conditionals?” and Bianca a poster titled “Speech and gesture in event descriptions: A cross-linguistic comparison of English & Turkish”.

February – Dr. Grigoroglou gave an invited talk titled “Communicative pressures on spatial language acquisition and use” at UTism, the annual conference organized by the Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence Students Association (CASA) of the University of Toronto.

February – Dr. Grigoroglou gave this year’s Academic seminar of the Society of Linguistics Undergraduate Students (SLUGS). The seminar was titled “Audience Design in Children”.

January – Dr. Grigoroglou gave a talk at the virtual Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development (BCCCD; January 10-14). The talk is titled “The development of conditional meaning” (co-authored with P. Ganea).


November – The lab’s work was presented at the virtual Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD; November 4-7). Myrto presented two posters titled "A cross-linguistic bias in motion path encoding" (co-authored with M. Johanson & A. Papafragou) and “The early meaning of conditionals” (co-authored with P. Ganea).

October – Dr. Myrto Grigoroglou and Dr. Ercenur Ünal (Özyeğin University) received SSHRC Insight Development Grant: “Crosslinguistic investigation of events in speech and gesture”.

July – Dr. Myrto Grigoroglou was awarded a Connaught New Researcher Award on “Constructing common ground in speech and gesture”. 

June – Dr. Grigoroglou presented her work at the Conference on Mutual Knowledge (MK40) organized by the Linguistics Dept at UCL. Myrto gave a talk titled "Speaker adjustments to addressees during language production", co-authored with Anna Papafragou.

March – Dr. Grigoroglou gave an interview to the Arts and Science News about her research and how children acquire language. The interview was part of the College’s celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8 by highlighting the groundbreaking contributions and unique stories of A&S women.

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