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Books/Edited volumes | Articles in refereed journals | Chapters in edited volumes | Other publications | Plenary/Keynote addresses | Conference presentations (refereed) | Conference presentations (invited)

Books/edited volumes

  • Lefebvre, C., L. White and C. Jourdan (eds.). 2006. L2 Acquisition and Creole Genesis: Dialogues. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • White, L. 2003. Second language acquisition and Universal Grammar. Cambridge University Press.
  • White, L. (ed.). 1998. The implications of divergent outcomes in second language acquisition. Special thematic issue of Second Language Research, vol. 14.4.
  • Lightbown, P., N. Spada and L.White (eds.). 1993. The role of instruction in second language acquisition. Special thematic issue of Studies in Second Language Acquisition, vol. 15.2.
  • White, L. 1989. Universal grammar and second language acquisition. Amsterdam; John Benjamins.
  • White, L. 1982. Grammatical theory and language acquisition. Dordrecht; Foris.



    Articles in refereed journals
  • Slabakova, R., L. White & N. Guzzo. 2017. Pronoun interpretation in the second language: the role of computational complexity. Frontiers in Psychology 8:1236. doi 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01236.
  • Kupisch, T., A. Belikova, ÷. ÷zÁelik, I. Stangen & L. White. 2017. Restrictions on definiteness in the grammars of German-Turkish heritage speakers. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 7: 1-32. doi http://doi.org/10.1075/lab.13031.kup
  • White, L. 2012. Research Timeline: Universal Grammar, crosslinguistic variation and second language acquisition. Language Teaching 45: 309-328.
  • White, L., A. Belikova, P. Hagstrom, T. Kupisch and ÷. ÷zÁelik. 2012. Restrictions on definiteness in second language acquisition: affirmative and negative existentials in the L2 English of Turkish and Russian speakers. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 2: 54-89.
  • White, L. 2011. Second language acquisition at the interfaces. Lingua 121: 577-590.
  • Belikova, A. and L. White. 2009. Evidence for the Fundamental Difference Hypothesis or not? Island constraints revisited. Studies in Second Language Acquisition 31: 1-24.
  • Goad, H. and L. White. 2008. Prosodic structure and the representation of L2 functional morphology: a nativist approach. Lingua 118: 577-594.
  • Goad, H. and L. White. 2006. Ultimate attainment in interlanguage grammars: a prosodic approach. Second Language Research 22: 243-268.
  • White, L., E. Valenzuela, M. Kozlowska-Macgregor and Y-K. I. Leung. 2004. Gender agreement in nonnative Spanish: evidence against failed features. Applied Psycholinguistics 25: 105-133.
  • Goad, H., L. White and J. Steele. 2003. Missing inflection in L2 acquisition: defective syntax or L1-constrained prosodic representations? Canadian Journal of Linguistics 48: 243-263.
  • White, L. 2003. Fossilization in steady state L2 grammars: persistent problems with inflectional morphology. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 6: 129-141.
  • Duffield, N., L. White, J. Bruhn de Garavito, S. Montrul and P. Prévost. 2002. Clitic placement in L2 French: evidence from sentence matching. Journal of Linguistics 38: 487-525.
  • Prévost, P. and L. White. 2000. Missing surface inflection or impairment in second language acquisition? Evidence from tense and agreement. Second Language Research 16: 103-133.
  • Duffield, N. and L. White. 1999. Assessing L2 knowledge of Spanish clitic placement: converging methodologies. Second Language Research 15: 133-160.
  • White, L. 1998. Second language acquisition and Binding Principle B: child/adult differences. Second Language Research 14: 425-439.
  • White, L., J. Bruhn-Garavito, T. Kawasaki, J. Pater and P. Prévost. 1997. The researcher gave the subject a test about himself: problems of ambiguity and preference in the investigation of reflexive binding. Language Learning 47: 145-172.
  • White, L. and F. Genesee. 1996. How native is near-native? The issue of ultimate attainment in adult second language acquisition. Second Language Research 12: 238-265.
  • Grondin, N. and L. White. 1996. Functional categories in child L2 acquisition of French. Language Acquisition 5: 1-34.
  • White, L., M. Hirakawa and T. Kawasaki. 1996. Effects of instruction on second language acquisition of the Japanese long distance reflexivezibun. Canadian Journal of Linguistics 41: 235-254.
  • Trahey, M. and L.White. 1993. Positive evidence and preemption in the second language classroom. Studies in Second Language Acquisition 15: 181-204.
  • White, L., L. Travis and A. Maclachlan. 1992. The acquisition of wh-question formation by Malagasy learners of English: evidence for Universal Grammar. Canadian Journal of Linguistics 37: 341-368.
  • White, L. 1992. Long and short verb movement in second language acquisition. Canadian Journal of Linguistics 37: 273-286.
  • White, L. 1992. On triggering data in L2 acquisition: a reply to Schwartz and Gubala-Ryzak. Second Language Research 8: 120-137.
  • White, L. 1991. Argument structure in second language acquisition. Journal of French Language Studies 1: 189-207.
  • White, L. 1991. Adverb placement in second language acquisition: some effects of positive and negative evidence in the classroom. Second Language Research 7: 133-161.
  • White, L. 1991. The verb-movement parameter in second language acquisition. Language Acquisition 1: 337-360.
  • White, L., N. Spada, P.M. Lightbown, and L. Ranta. 1991. Input enhancement and L2 question formation. Applied Linguistics 12: 416-432.
  • White, L. 1990. Second language acquisition and universal grammar. Studies in Second Language Acquisition 12: 121-133.
  • White, L. 1990. Another look at the logical problem of foreign language learning: a reply to Bley-Vroman. Linguistic Analysis 20: 50-63.
  • White, L. 1989. Linguistic universals, markedness and learnability: comparing two different approaches. Second Language Research 5: 127-140.
  • duPlessis, J., D. Solin, L. Travis and L. White. 1987. UG or not UG, that is the question: a reply to Clahsen and Muysken. Second Language Research 3: 56-75.
  • Lightbown, P. and L.White. 1987. The influence of linguistic theories on language acquisition research: description and explanation. Language Learning 37: 483-510.
  • White, L. 1987. Against comprehensible input: the input hypothesis and the development of L2 competence. Applied Linguistics 8: 95-110.
  • White, L. 1987. Markedness and second language acquisition: the question of transfer. Studies in Second Language Acquisition 9: 261-285.
  • White, L. 1985. The acquisition of parameterized grammars: subjacency in second language acquisition. Second Language Research 1: 1-17.
  • White, L. 1985. The "pro-drop" parameter in adult second language learning. Language Learning 35: 47-62.
  • White, L. 1985. Is there a logical problem of second language acquisition? TESL Canada 2.2: 29-41.
  • Mazurkewich, I. and L. White. 1984. The acquisition of the dative alternation: unlearning overgeneralizations. Cognition 16: 261-283.



    Chapters in edited volumes
  • White, L. In press. Formal linguistics and second language acquisition. In N. Denhovsky & D. Miller (eds.), Bilingual acquisition and processing: the state of the art John Benjamins.
  • White, L. 2017. Syntactic categories in second language acquisition. In H. Cohen & C. Lefebvre (eds.), Handbook of categorization in cognitive science (pp. 595-617), 2nd edition. Elsevier. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-101107-2.00024-5.
  • White, L. 2016. Prodrop then and now: changing perspectives on null subjects in second language acquisition. In A. Alba de la Fuente, E. Valenzuela & C. MartŪnez-Sanz (eds.), Language acquisition beyond parameters: studies in honour of Juana M. Liceras (pp. 17-35). John Benjamins.
  • White, L. 2015. Linguistic theory, Universal Grammar and second language acquisition. In B. van Patten & J. Williams (eds.), Theories in second language acquisition: an introduction (2nd edition) (pp. 34-53). Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • White, L. 2009. Grammatical theory: interfaces and L2 knowledge. In W. Ritchie & T. Bhatia (eds.), The new handbook of second language acquisition (pp. 49-68). Leeds: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
  • Goad, H. and L. White. 2009. Articles in Turkish/English interlanguage revisited: implications of vowel harmony. In M. Garcia-Mayo and R. Hawkins (eds.), Second language acquisition of articles: empirical findings and theoretical implications (pp. 201-232). John Benjamins.
  • Goad, H. and L. White. 2009. Prosodic transfer and determiners in Turkish-English interlanguage. In N. Snape, Y-k. I. Leung and M. Sharwood Smith (eds.), Representational deficits in L2 acquisition (pp. 1-26). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • White, L. 2008. Some puzzling features of L2 features. In J. Liceras, H. Zobl and H. Goodluck (eds.), The role of features in second language acquisition (pp. 301-326). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • White, L. 2007. Linguistic theory, Universal Grammar and second language acquisition. In B. van Patten and J. Williams (eds.), Theories in second language acquisition: an introduction (pp. 37-55). Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • White, L. 2005. The status of syntactic categories in L2 acquisition. In H. Cohen and C. Lefebvre (eds.), Handbook of Categorization in Cognitive Science (pp. 515-533). Elsevier.
  • Goad, H. and L. White. 2004. Ultimate attainment of L2 inflection: effects of L1 prosodic structure. In S. Foster-Cohen, M. Sharwood Smith, A. Sorace and M. Ota (eds.), Eurosla Yearbook Vol 4 (pp. 119-145). John Benjamins.
  • White, L. 2003. On the nature of interlanguage representation: Universal Grammar in the second language. In C. Doughty and M. Long (eds.), Handbook of second language acquisition (pp. 19-42). Blackwell.
  • Bruhn de Garavito, J. and L. White. 2002. L2 acquisition of Spanish DPs: the status of grammatical features. In A.T. Pérez-Leroux and J. Liceras (eds.), The acquisition of Spanish morphosyntax: the L1/L2 connection (pp. 153-178). Kluwer.
  • White, L. 2000. Second language acquisition: from initial to final state. In J. Archibald (ed.), Second language acquisition and linguistic theory (pp. 130-155). Blackwell.
  • Prévost, P. and L. White. 2000. Accounting for morphological variation in L2 acquisition: Truncation or missing inflection? In M. A. Friedemann and L. Rizzi (eds.), The acquisition of syntax: Issues in comparative developmental linguistics (pp. 202-234). Longman.
  • White, L., C. Brown, J. Bruhn-Garavito, D. Chen, M. Hirakawa, and S. Montrul. 1999. Psych verbs in second language acquisition. In E. Klein and G. Martohardjono (eds.), The development of second language grammars: a generative approach (pp. 171-196). John Benjamins.
  • White, L., S. Montrul, M. Hirakawa, D. Chen, J. Bruhn-Garavito and C. Brown. 1998. Zero morphology and the T/SM restriction in the L2 acquisition of psych verbs. In M. Beck (ed.), Morphology and the interfaces in L2 knowledge (pp. 257-282). John Benjamins.
  • White, L. and A. Juffs. 1998. Constraints on wh-movement in two different contexts of non-native language acquisition: competence and processing. In S. Flynn, G. Martohardjono and W. O'Neil (eds.), The generative study of second language acquisition (111-129). Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • White, L. 1996. Clitics in L2 French. In H.Clahsen (ed.), Generative perspectives on language acquisition (pp. 335-367). John Benjamins.
  • White, L. 1996. Universal grammar and second language acquisition: current trends and new directions. In T. Bhatia and W. Ritchie (eds.), Handbook of second language acquisition (pp. 85-120). Academic Press.
  • White, L. 1995. Chasing after linguistic theory: how minimal should we be? In M. Sharwood Smith, L. Selinker and L. Eubank (eds.), Festschrift for William Rutherford (pp. 63-71). John Benjamins.
  • White, L. 1995. Input, triggers and second language acquisition: can binding be taught? In F. Eckman et al. (eds.), Second language acquisition theory and pedagogy (pp. 63-78). Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • White, L. 1992. Universal Grammar: is it just a new name for old problems? In S. Gass and L.Selinker (eds.), Language transfer in language learning (pp.217-232). John Benjamins.
  • White, L. 1992. Subjacency violations and empty categories in L2 acquisition. In H.Goodluck and M.Rochemont (eds.), Island constraints (pp.445-464). Kluwer.
  • White, L. 1991. Second language competence versus second language performance: UG or processing strategies? In L. Eubank (ed), Point counterpoint (pp.167-189). John Benjamins.
  • White, L. 1990. Implications of learnability theories for second language learning and teaching. In M.A.K. Halliday, J. Gibbons and H. Nicholas (eds.), Learning, keeping and using language (pp. 271-286). John Benjamins.
  • White, L. 1989. The principle of adjacency in second language acquisition: Do L2 learners observe the subset principle? In S.Gass and J.Schachter (eds), Linguistic perspectives on second language acquisition (pp.134-158). Cambridge University Press.
  • White, L. 1988. Island effects in second language acquisition. In S.Flynn and W.O'Neill (eds), Linguistic theory in second language acquisition (pp.144-172). Reidel.
  • White, L. 1988. Universal grammar and language transfer. In J. Pankhurst, M. Sharwood Smith and P. Van Buren (eds.), Learnability and second languages (p.36-60). Foris.
  • White, L. 1987. A note on parameter-setting and second language acquisition. In T. Roeper and E. Williams (eds.), Parameter setting (pp. 239-246). Reidel.
  • White, L. 1987. Overgeneralization of the English dative alternation in child language. In K.Nelson and A. Van Kleeck (eds), Children's language, Vol.6 (pp.261-287). Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • White, L. 1986. Implications of parametric variation for adult second language acquisition: an investigation of the pro-drop parameter. In V. Cook (ed), Experimental approaches to second language learning (pp.55-72). Pergamon Press.
  • White, L. 1986. Markedness and parameter-setting: some implications for a theory of adult second language acquisition. In F. Eckman, E. Moravcsik and J. Wirth (eds), Markedness (pp.309-327). Plenum Press.
  • White, L. 1981. The responsibility of grammatical theory to acquisitional data. In N. Hornstein and D. Lightfoot (eds), Explanation in linguistics: the logical problem of language acquisition (pp. 241-271). Longman.



    Other publications (Since 2000)
  • White, L., H. Goad, J. Su, L. Smeets. M. Mortazavinia, G. Garcia & N. Guzzo. 2017. Prosodic effects on pronoun interpretation in Italian. Proceedings of the 41st Boston University Conference on Language Development. (pp. 744-752). http://www.lingref.com/bucld/41/BUCLD41-60.pdf.
  • White, L., H. Goad, D. Goodhue, H. Hwang & M. Lieberman. 2013. Syntactic ambiguity resolution in L2 parsing: effects of prosodic boundaries and constituent length. Proceedings of the 37th Boston University Conference on Language Development (Supplement). http://www.bu.edu/bucld/supplementvol37/.
  • White, L., A. Belikova, P. Hagstrom, T. Kupisch & O. Ozcelik. 2011. There aren't many difficulties with definiteness: Negative existentials in the L2 English of Turkish and Russian speakers. In M. Pirvulescu et al. (eds.), Selected Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition North America (GALANA 2010). (pp. 266-276). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. http://www.lingref.com/cpp/galana/4/paper2601.pdf
  • Goad, H., L. White & J. Bruhn de Garavito. 2011. Prosodic transfer at different levels of structure: the L2 acquisition of Spanish plurals. Proceedings of the 34th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (Supplement). http://www.bu.edu/bucld/proceedings/supplement/vol35/.
  • Goad, H. and L. White. 2011. Interlanguage articles: Bound or free? Proceedings of WCCFL 28 (supplement). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.
  • Hwang, H., M. Lieberman, H. Goad and L. White. 2011. Syntactic ambiguity resolution: Effects of prosodic breaks and prosodic length. Proceedings of WCCFL 28. (pp.267-274). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. http://www.lingref.com/cpp/wccfl/28/paper2459.pdf
  • Belikova, A., P. Hagstrom, T. Kupisch, O. Ozcelik and L. White. 2010. Definiteness in positive and negative existentials in the L2 English of Russian speakers. In J. Costa et al. (eds.), Selected Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition North America (GALANA 2010). (pp. 266-276). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.
  • White, L. 2009. Changing perspectives on Universal Grammar and the Critical Period Hypothesis. Second Language 8: 3-22.
  • White, L. 2009. Some questions about feature re-assembly. Commentary on Lardiere. Second Language Research 25: 343-348.
  • White, L., A. Belikova, P. Hagstrom, T. Kupisch and O. Ozcelik 2009. Restrictions on definiteness in L2 English. In J. Chandlee et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 622-633). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.
  • White, L. 2008. Different? Yes. Fundamentally? No. Definiteness effects in the L2 English of Mandarin speakers. In R. Slabakova et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the 9th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference (GASLA 2007) (pp. 251-261). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. http://www.lingref.com/cpp/gasla/9/index.html
  • White, L. 2008. Definiteness effects in the L2 English of Mandarin and Turkish speakers. Proceedings of the 31st Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 230-238). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.
  • Goad, H. and L. White. 2007. Prosodic transfer and determiners in Turkish-English interlanguage. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 550-561). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.
  • Goad, H. and L. White. 2006. Prosodic transfer: L1 effects on the production of L2 determiners. In D. Bamman, T. Magnitskaia and C. Zaller (eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 213-224). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.
  • Goad, H. and L. White. 2005. Representational 'deficits' in L2: syntactic or phonological? In A. Brugos, M. R. Cotton-Clark and S. Ha (eds.), Proceedings of the 29th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 216-227). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.
  • White, L. 2004. Plato's problem in reverse: apparent lack of acquisition despite presence of evidence. In Y. Otsu (ed.), Proceedings of the Fifth Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics (pp. 33-61). Tokyo: Hituso Syobo Publishing Co.
  • Goad, H. and L. White. 2004. (Non)native-like ultimate attainment: the influence of L1 prosodic structure on L2 morphology. In A. Brugos, L. Micciulla and C. Smith (eds.), Proceedings of the 28th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 177-188). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.
  • Goad, H., L. White and J. Steele. 2003. Missing surface inflection in L2 acquisition: a prosodic account. In B. Beachley, A. Brown and F. Conlin (eds.), Proceedings of the 27th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 264-275). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.
  • White, L. 2002. Morphological variability in endstate L2 grammars: the question of L1 influence. Proceedings of the 26th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 758-768). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.
  • Yoo, M., Y. Kayama, M. Mazzotta and L. White. 2001. Case drop in L2 Japanese. Proceedings of the 25th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 825-834). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.
  • White, L., E. Valenzuela, M. Macgregor, I. Leung and H. Ben Ayed. 2001. The status of abstract features in interlanguage grammars: gender and number in L2 Spanish. Proceedings of the 25th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 792-802). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.
  • Bruhn de Garavito, J. and L. White. 2000. L2 Acquisition of Spanish DPs: the status of grammatical features. Proceedings of the 24th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 164-175). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.
  • White, L. 2000. Universal Grammar in second language acquisition: the nature of interlanguage representation. In A. Juffs et al. (eds.), Proceedings of GASLA IV . University of Pittsburgh Working Papers in Linguistics IV (pp. 3-14).

     

Plenary/Keynote addresses

  • White, L. 2017. L2 representation and processing: what offline tasks can (still) tell us. Experimental Psycholinguistics Conference, Menorca, June 2017.
  • White, L. 2016. How applied should linguistics be? From theory to practice. Barbara Gordon Memorial Lecture, Miami FLing Conference, Florida International University, Miami, March 2016.
  • White, L. 2015. Linguistic theory, generative L2 research and language pedagogy: from theory to practice (or maybe not). 5th International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL), Sarajevo, May, 2015.
  • White, L. 2015. Implications of linguistic theory and generative L2 research for language pedagogy: overview and assessment. Language in Focus Conference (LIF2015), Cappadocia, Turkey, March, 2015.
  • White, L. 2014. Age effects and ultimate attainment in L2 acquisition: is there a critical period for UG? Meeting on English Language Teaching (MELT), UQAM, April 2014.
  • White, L. 2010. Changing perspectives on Universal Grammar and crosslinguistic variation in L2 acquisition. Keynote address presented at The 4th National Symposium on SLA in China, Soochow University, China. April 2010.
  • White, L. 2009. Language acquisition at the interfaces. Keynote address presented at the Workshop on Mind Context Divide: Language Acquisition and Interfaces of Cognitive Linguistic Modules, University of Iowa. April 2009.
  • White, L. 2008. Changing perspectives on parametric variation in SLA. Plenary address presented at Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition North America (GALANA), University of Connecticut. Sept. 2008.
  • White, L. 2008. The critical period hypothesis: a UG perspective. Plenary address presented at the Japanese Second Language Association, Kyoto,Japan. June 2008.
  • White, L. 2007. Grammatical theory, interfaces and L2 knowledge. Plenary address presented at SLRF, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Oct. 2007.
  • White, L. 2006. Interfaces and L2 knowledge. Plenary address presented at EUROSLA, Turkey, Sept. 2006.
  • White, L. 2006. Interfaces and L2 knowledge: the Spanish connection. Plenary address presented at the Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Linguistics Symposium, The University of Western Ontario, Oct. 2006.
  • White, L. 2005. Three perspectives on morphological variabilty in L2. Plenary address presented at the 21st Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics, Trondheim, Norway, June 2005.
  • White, L. 2004. Plato's problem in reverse: apparent lack of acquisition despite presence of evidence. Plenary address presented at the Fifth Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics, Keio University, Tokyo, March 2004.
  • White, L. 2003. Syntactic and morphological knowledge in L2: some puzzling discrepancies. Plenary address presented at the Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), University of Arizona, October 2003.
  • White, L. 2001. Morphological variability in SLA: a hardy perennial. Plenary address presented at the Pacific Second Language Research Forum (PacSlrf), Hawaii, Oct. 2001.
  • White, L. 2001. Perspectives on morphological variability in SLA: the syntax/morphology interface. Plenary address presented at the Conference on the Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese, Champaign-Urbana, Oct. 2001.
  • White, L. 1999. On the nature of interlanguage representation: Universal Grammar in the second language. Plenary address presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Association for Applied Linguistics, Sherbrooke, June 1999.
  • White, L. 1998. UG in SLA: the state of the question. Plenary address presented at the conference on Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition (GASLA IV), Pittsburgh, Sept. 1998.
  • White, L. 1997. Current approaches to UG and transfer: evidence from L2 acquisition of Romance languages. Plenary address presented at the Conference on the Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese, McGill University, October 1997.
  • White, L. 1995. The tale of the ugly duckling (or the coming of age of second language acquisition research). Plenary address presented at the Boston University Conference on Language Development, Nov. 1995.
  • White, L. 1994. Can UG be manipulated in second language acquisition? Plenary address presented at the Second Language Research Forum, Montreal, Oct. 1994.
  • White, L. 1993. Input, triggers and second language acquisition. Plenary address presented at the Symposium on Second Language Acquisition Theory and Practice, Milwaukee, Oct. 1993.
  • White, L. 1993. Interlanguages as natural languages: Implications of parameter miss-setting in SLA. Plenary address presented at the Conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition, Durham, Sept. 1993.
  • White, L. 1991. Universal Grammar in the Chinese Context. Plenary address presented at the Conference on Syntactic Acquisition in the Chinese Context, Hong Kong, July 1991.
  • White, L. 1990. Applied linguistics, linguistics applied, or none of the above? Plenary address presented at the Conference on Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Learning, Champaign-Urbana, April 1990.
  • White, L. 1988. Linguistic universals, markedness and learnability: reconciling two different approaches. Plenary address presented at Language Acquisition Research Symposium, Utrecht, Sept.1988.
  • White, L. 1987. Universal Grammar: is it just a new name for old problems? Plenary address presented at the Second Language Research Forum, Los Angeles, Feb. 1987.

Selected conference presentations (refereed) (Since 2000)

  • Goad, H., L. White, L., G. Garcia, N. Guzzo, M. Mortazavinia, L. Smeets & J. Su. 2017. Pronoun interpretation in Italian: assessing the effects of prosody. Experimental Psycholinguistics Conference, Menorca, June 2017.
  • Goad, H., L. White, L., G. Garcia, N. Guzzo, M. Mortazavinia, L. Smeets & J. Su. 2017. Effects of pause and stress on pronoun interpretation in L2 Italian. International Symposium on Bilingualism, Limerick, June 2017.
  • Goad, H., L. White, L., G. Garcia, N. Guzzo, M. Mortazavinia, L. Smeets & J. Su. 2017. Pronoun interpretation in L2 Italian: effects of pause and stress. Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition (GASLA 14), Southampton, April 2017.
  • White, L., H. Goad, J. Su, L. Smeets, M. Mortazavinia, G. Garcia & N. Guzzo. 2016. Prosodic effects on pronoun interpretation in Italian. Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD), Nov. 2016. (Poster)
  • Slabakova, R. & L. White. 2014. Pronoun Interpretation in the Second Language: DPBE or not? Boston University Conference on Language Development, Nov. 2014. (Poster)
  • Slabakova, R. & L. White. 2013. Pronoun interpretation with referential and quantified antecedents in the second language. Workshop on the Acquisition of Quantification, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Oct. 2013.
  • Goad, H., M. Lieberman & L. White. 2013. Parsing ambiguous relative clauses: L2 sensitivity to prosodic cues to high and low attachment. International Conference on Multilingualism, Montreal, Oct. 2013. (Poster)
  • Goad, H., D. Goodhue, H. Hwang, M. Lieberman and L. White. 2013. The availability of prosodic cues in resolving L2 attachment ambiguities. New Sounds Conference, Montreal, May 2013.
  • Belikova, A., T. Kupisch, D. Akpinar, ÷. ÷zÁelik, I. Stangen and L. White. 2013. Definiteness Effect in adult German-Turkish bilinguals. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Multilingualism (IAM 2013), Calgary, August 2013.
  • White, L, H. Goad, D. Goodhue, H. Hwang, and M. Lieberman. 2012. Syntactic ambiguity resolution in L2 parsing: effects of prosodic boundaries and constituent length. Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD), Nov. 2012. (Poster)
  • White, L, H. Goad, H. Hwang, and M. Lieberman. 2012. Effects of prosody and constituent length on L2 parsing. Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition North America (GALANA 5), Kansas, Oct. 2012.
  • White, L, H. Goad, H. Hwang, and M. Lieberman. 2011. L1 effects on L2 parsing: Prosody and constituent length. Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody (ETAP) 2, Montreal, Sept. 2011. (Poster)
  • Kupisch, T., D. Akpinar, A. Belikova, P. Hagstrom, ÷. ÷zÁelik, I. Stangen and L. White. 2011. Language differentiation and knowledge of the DE in adult German-Turkish bilinguals. Presented at ISB 8, Oslo, June 2011.
  • White, L., A. Belikova, P. Hagstrom, T. Kupisch and ÷. ÷zÁelik. 2010. There aren't many difficulties with definiteness: Negative existentials in the L2 English of Russian and Turkish speakers. Presented at GALANA, Toronto, Sept. 2010.
  • Goad, H., L. White and J Bruhn de Garavito. 2010. The L2 acquisition of Spanish plurals by French speakers: Constraints on syllable structure or on higher prosodic structure? Presented at GALANA, Toronto, Sept. 2010.
  • Hwang, H., M. Lieberman, H. Goad and L. White. 2010. Syntactic ambiguity resolution: effects of prosodic breaks and prosodic length. Presented at West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL), February 2010.
  • Goad, H. and L. White. 2010. Interlanguage articles: bound or free? Poster presented at West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL), February 2010.
  • Belikova, A., P. Hagstrom, T. Kupisch, O. Ozcelik and L. White. 2009. Definiteness in positive and negative existentials in the L2 English of Russian speakers. Presented at Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition (GALA), Lisbon, September 2009.
  • Goad, H. and L. White. 2009. Articles in Turkish/English interlanguage revisited: implications of vowel harmony. Presented at Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition (GASLA 10), Universiyy of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, March 2009.
  • White, L., A. Belikova, P. Hagstrom, T. Kupisch and O. Ozcelik 2008. Restrictions on definiteness in L2 English. Presented at Boston University Conference on Language Development, Nov. 2008.
  • White, L. 2007. Definiteness Effects in the L2 English of Mandarin and Turkish speakers. Presented at Boston University Conference on Language Development, Nov. 2007.
  • White, L. 2007. The definiteness effect in L2 English. Poster presented at GALA, Barcelona, Sept. 2007.
  • White, L. 2007. Success at the morphology/semantics interface: definiteness effects in the L2 English of Turkish speakers. Presented at International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB) 6, Hamburg, May 2007.
  • White, L. 2007. Different - yes. Fundamentally - no. Definiteness effects in the L2 English of Mandarin speakers. Presented at Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition (GASLA 9), University of Iowa, Apr. 2007.
  • Belikova, A. and White, L. 2007. Evidence for the Fundamental Difference Hypothesis or not? Subjacency revisited. Presented at Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition (GASLA 9), University of Iowa, Apr. 2007.
  • Goad, H. and L. White. 2006. Prosodic transfer and determiners in Turkish-English interlanguage. Presented at Boston University Conference on Language Development, Nov. 2006.
  • Goad, H. and L. White. 2006. L2 determiners: is definiteness really a problem? A prosodic alternative. Presented at Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition (GASLA 8), Banff, April 2006.
  • King. E, K. Steinhauer and L. White. 2006. The definiteness effect in L2 acquisition: what can event-related brain potentials tell us? Presented at Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition (GASLA 8), Banff, April 2006.
  • Steinhauer, K., White, E., King. E, Cornell, S., Genesee, F. and L. White. 2006. The neural dynamics of second language acquisition: evidence from event-related potentials. Presented at Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, April 2006. (Poster.)
  • Goad, H. and L. White. 2005. Prosodic transfer: L1 effects on the production of L2 determiners. Presented at the Boston University Conference on Language Development, Nov. 2005.
  • Goad, H. and L. White. 2005. Production of L2 determiners: semantic or phonological effects? Presented at GALA, Siena, Sept. 2005.
  • Goad, H. and L. White. 2004. The representation of L2 English tense: evidence from regular and irregular verbs. Presented at GALANA, Hawaii, Dec. 2004.
  • Goad, H. and L. White. 2004. Representational 'deficits' in L2: syntactic or phonological? Presented at the Boston University Conference on Language Development, Nov. 2004.
  • Goad, H. and L. White. 2004. Missing Tense features or missing tense morphology: testing the Prosodic Transfer Hypothesis. Presented at Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition (GASLA 7), Bloomington, April 2004.
  • Goad, H. and L. White. 2004. The prosodic transfer hypothesis: the influence of L1 prosodic structure on L2 morphology. Presented at the MOT Phonology Workshop, Ottawa, Feb. 2004.
  • Goad, H. and L. White. 2003. (Non)native-like ultimate attainment: the influence of L1 prosodic structure on L2 morphology. Presented at the Boston University Conference on Language Development, Nov. 2003.
  • Goad, H. and L. White. 2003. Ultimate attainment of L2 inflection: effects of L1 prosodic structure. Presented at the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA), Edinburgh, September 2003.
  • Goad, H., L. White and J.Steele. 2002. Missing surface inflection in SLA: a prosodic account. Paper presented at the Boston University Conference on Language Development, Nov. 2002.
  • White, L. 2002. Gender and number in L2 Spanish: more evidence against failed features. Presented at the Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), Toronto, Oct. 2002.
  • White, L. 2002. Variability in L2 morphology: evidence from word monitoring. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Linguistics Association, Toronto, May 2002.
  • White, L. and M. Crago. 2002. Functional features in SLA and SLI: problems in representation or access? Presented at Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition (GASLA), Ottawa, April 2002.
  • White, L. 2001. Morphological variability in endstate L2 grammars: the question of L1 influence. Presented at the Boston University Conference on Language Development, Nov. 2001.
  • Yoo, M., Y. Kayama, M. Mazzotta and L. White. 2000. Case drop and specificity in L2 Korean and Japanese. Presented at the Boston University Conference on Language Development, Nov. 2000.
  • White, L., E. Valenzuela, M. Macgregor, I. Leung and H. Ben Ayed. 2000. The status of abstract features in interlanguage: gender and number in L2 Spanish. Presented at the Boston University Conference on Language Development, Nov. 2000.
  • White, L., E. Valenzuela, M. Macgregor, I. Leung and H. Ben Ayed. 2000. Abstract features in L2 grammars: evidence from L2 Spanish. Presented at the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA), Krakow, Sept. 2000.
  • White, L., E. Valenzuela, M. Macgregor, I. Leung and H. Ben Ayed. 2000. Abstract features in L2 grammars: evidence from interpretation of Spanish null nominals. Presented at GASLA, MIT, April 2000.

Selected conference presentations (invited) (Since 2000)

  • White, L. & R. Slabakova. 2016. Problems with L2 pronoun interpretation: representation or computation? Quebec-Ontario Dialogues on Acquisition and Spanish (QODAS), Universitť de Montrťal, April 2016.
  • White, L. 2016. Is there a DPBE in L2 acquisition and, if so, why? Miami FLing Conference, Florida International University, March 2016.
  • White, L. 2013. Implications of generative second language research for language teaching: overview and implications. Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition 12: Workshop on Applying Generative SLA to the Language Classroom. University of Florida, April 2013.
  • Goad, H., L. White and J. Bruhn de Garavito. 2012. Prosodic constraints on the acquisition of Spanish plural. Annual conference of the German Society for Linguistics: Workshop on the Phonology-Morphology Interface in Language Acquisition and Language Disorders, Frankfurt, March 2012.
  • White, L. 2011. Universal Grammar: changing perspectives. Presented at the Workshop on Neue Erkenntnisse zur Mehrsprachigkeit: Bilanz und Perspektiven. University of Hamburg, June 2011.
  • White, L. 2011. Definiteness Effects in bilinguals and monolinguals. Presented at the Workshop on Definiteness, University of Hamburg, June 2011.
  • White, L. 2008. Innate linguistic constraints in second language acquisition: maturational effects or not? Presented at the Second International Symposium on the Cognitive and Neuronal Bases of Language, McGill University, June 2008.
  • White, L. 2005. The view from L2. Presented at the Symposium on Bilingualism, Xth International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Berlin, July 2005.
  • White, L. 2005. V2 in L2 and L3. Presented at the Workshop on Language Contact, 21st Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics, Trondheim, Norway, June 2005.
  • White, L. 2003. Syntactic categories in L2 acquisition. Presented at the Summer Institute of Cognitive Sciences on Categorization, UQAM, July 2003.
  • White, L. 2003. Morphological and syntactic knowledge in L2: some puzzling discrepancies. Presented at the Conference on Knowledge of a Second Language: Epistemological and Empirical Issues, University of Southern California, May 2003.
  • Yoo, M., Y. Kayama, M. Mazzotta and L. White. 2001. Restrictions on L2 case drop. Presented at the workshop on Acquisition of Japanese, Pacific Second Language Research Forum (PacSlrf), Hawaii, Oct. 2001.
  • White, L. 2001. Revisiting fossilization: the syntax/morphology interface. Presented at the interdisciplinary workshop on Bilingualism and Brain Plasticity (BABBLE), Trieste, March 2001.

 





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