William Snyder

Professor of Linguistics, University of Connecticut

 

 

Department of Linguistics

University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-1145 (USA)

E-mail address: william.snyder AT uconn.edu

Research Interests:

Child Language Acquisition (Syntax, Morphology, Semantics).
Comparative Syntax and Morphology.
Syntax-Semantics Interface.

Experimental Psycholinguistics.

Abbreviated CV

Publications

Lidz, Jeffrey, William Snyder & Joseph Pater, editors. (in press) The Oxford Handbook of Developmental Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Snyder, W. (in press) Compound word formation. In J. Lidz, W. Snyder & J. Pater (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Developmental Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Snyder, W. & Nina Hyams. (in press) Mimimality effects in children’s passives. In Elisa Di Domenico, Cornelia Hamann & Simona Matteini (eds.) Structures, Strategies and Beyond (Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Snyder, W. (2014) Universal Grammar and language development. In Patricia J. Brooks & Vera Kempe (eds.) The Encyclopedia of Language Development, 651-654. Los Angeles: SAGE Publications.

Hanink, Emily A. & W. Snyder. (2014) Particles and compounds in German: Evidence for the Compounding Parameter. Language Acquisition 21(2):199-211. [DOI: 10.1080/10489223.2014.884570]

 

Snyder, W. (2013) On the relationship between syntactic competence and language processing. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 33(3):345-349.

 

Goodrich, Mary & W. Snyder. (2013) Atelic paths and the Compounding Parameter: Evidence from acquisition. In Nobu Goto, Koichi Otaki, Atsushi Sato & Kensuke Takita (eds.) Proceedings of GLOW in Asia IX 2012, 19-30. Mie, Japan: Mie University.

 

Sugisaki, Koji & W. Snyder. (2013) Children's Grammatical Conservatism: New evidence. In Misha Becker, John Grinstead & Jason Rothman (eds.) Generative Linguistics and Acquisition: Studies in Honor of Nina M. Hyams (LALD 54), 291-308. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Snyder, W. (2012) Parameter theory and motion predicates. In Violeta Demonte & Louise McNally (eds.) Telicity, Change, and State: A Cross-categorial View of Event Structure (OSTL 39), 279-299. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Eom, Soyoung & W. Snyder. (2012) Children's acquisition of English datives: Competing parametric accounts. In Yukio Otsu (ed.) Proceedings of the 2012 Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics, 41-59. Tokyo: Hituzi Shobo.

 

Snyder, W. (2011) Children's Grammatical Conservatism: Implications for syntactic theory [Plenary Address]. In Nick Danis, Kate Mesh & Hyunsuk Sung (eds.) BUCLD 35: Proceedings of the 35th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, Volume I, 1-20. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

 

Snyder, W. & Diane Lillo-Martin. (2011) Principles and Parameters Theory and language acquisition. In Patrick Hogan (ed.) The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences, 670-673. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

 

Xu, Ting & W. Snyder. (2011) Children’s 2Aux negative questions: Elicited production versus spontaneous speech. In Mihaela Pirvulescu, María Cristina Cuervo, Ana T. Pérez-Leroux, Jeffrey Steele & Nelleke Strik (eds.) Selected Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition North America (GALANA 2010), 277-285. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

 

Lillo-Martin, Diane & W. Snyder. (2010) Commentary on Syntax at age two. Language Acquisition 17:66-69.

 

Sugisaki, Koji & W. Snyder. (2010) Fragments in child English and Spanish. In Yukio Otsu (ed.) Proceedings of the Eleventh Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics, 253-268. Tokyo: Hituzi Shobo.

 

Villa-García, Julio & W. Snyder. (2010) On the acquisition of overt subjects, topic, and wh-questions in Spanish. In João Costa, Ana Castro, Maria Lobo & Fernanda Pratas (eds.) Proceedings of Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition 2009 (GALA 2009), 493-504. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

 

Villa-García, Julio, W. Snyder & José Riqueros-Morante. (2010) On the analysis of lexical subjects in Caribbean and Mainland Spanish: Evidence from L1 Acquisition. In Katie Franich, Kate M. Iserman & Lauren L. Keil (eds.) BUCLD 34: Proceedings of the 34th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, 333-344. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

 

Lillo-Martin, Diane & W. Snyder. (2009) Commentary on ‘Capturing the evasive passive’. Language Acquisition 16:118-122.

Snyder, W. (2008) Children’s Grammatical Conservatism: Implications for linguistic theory. In Tetsuya Sano, Mika Endo, Miwa Isobe, Koichi Otaki, Koji Sugisaki & Takeru Suzuki (eds.) An Enterprise in the Cognitive Science of Language: A Festschrift for Yukio Otsu, 41-51. Tokyo: Hituzi Syobo.

Isobe, Miwa & W. Snyder. (2008) Child language acquisition as a source of evidence for parameters. Poetica (Special Issue: Current Issues in Generative Grammar and Language Acquisition) 70:1-19.

Lillo-Martin, Diane & W. Snyder. (2008) Commentary on ‘The acquisition of inflection: A parameter setting approach’.  Language Acquisition 15:210-215.

Snyder, W. (2007) Child Language: The Parametric Approach. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Sugisaki, Koji & W. Snyder. (2006) The parameter of preposition stranding: A view from child English. Language Acquisition 13:349-361.

Sugisaki, Koji & W. Snyder. (2006) Evaluating the variational model of language acquisition. In Kamil ud Deen, Jun Nomura, Barbara Schulz & Bonnie D. Schwartz (eds.) The Proceedings of the Inaugural Conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition–North America, Honolulu, HI. University of Connecticut Occasional Papers in Linguistics, 4, pp. 345-352.

Rodríguez-Mondoñedo, Miguel, W. Snyder & Koji Sugisaki. (2006) The parameter of clitic-climbing: The view from child Spanish. In Kamil ud Deen, Jun Nomura, Barbara Schulz & Bonnie D. Schwartz (eds.) The Proceedings of the Inaugural Conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition–North America, Honolulu, HI. University of Connecticut Occasional Papers in Linguistics, 4, pp. 241-248.

Roeper, Thomas & W. Snyder. (2005) Language learnability and the forms of recursion. In Anna Maria Di Sciullo (ed.) UG and External Systems: Language, Brain and Computation, 155-169. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Snyder, W. (with Diane Lillo-Martin). (2005) Motion predicates and the Compounding Parameter. Nanzan Linguistics No.2, March 2005: Research Results and Activities 2004, 103-105. Nagoya, Japan: Center for Linguistics, Nanzan University.

Grela, Bernard, W. Snyder & Kazuko Hiramatsu. (2005) The production of novel root compounds in children with Specific Language Impairment. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics 19:701-715.

Pan, Ning & Snyder, W. (2005) Acquisition of phonological empty categories: A case study of early child Dutch. In Anna Maria Di Sciullo (ed.) UG and External Systems: Language, Brain and Computation, 213-222. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Rodríguez, Miguel, Koji Sugisaki & W. Snyder. (2005) Clitic-climbing in child Spanish and the theory of parameters. In Alejna Brugos, Manuella R. Clark-Cotton & Seungwan Ha (eds.) A Supplement to the Proceedings of the 29th Boston University Conference on Language Development.

Snyder, W. & Thomas Roeper. (2004) Learnability and recursion across categories. In Alejna Brugos, Linnea Micciulla & Christine E. Smith (eds.) BUCLD 28: Proceedings of the 28th Boston University Conference on Language Development, 543-552. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Pan, Ning & W. Snyder. (2004) Acquisition of /s/-initial clusters: A parametric approach. In Alejna Brugos, Linnea Micciulla & Christine E. Smith (eds.) BUCLD 28: Proceedings of the 28th Boston University Conference on Language Development, 436-446. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Roeper, Thomas & W. Snyder. (2004) Recursion as an analytic device in acquisition. In Jacqueline van Kampen & Sergio Baauw (eds.) Proceedings of GALA 2003 (Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition), 401-408. LOT Publications, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Pan, Ning & W. Snyder. (2003) Setting the parameters of syllable structure in early child Dutch. In Barbara Beachley, Amanda Brown & Frances Conlin (eds.) BUCLD 27: Proceedings of the 27th Boston University Conference on Language Development, 615-625. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Sugisaki, Koji & W. Snyder. (2003) Do parameters have default values? Evidence from the acquisition of English and Spanish. In Yukio Otsu (ed.) Proceedings of the Fourth Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics, 215-237. Tokyo: Hituzi Shobo.

Snyder, W. (2002) Language and Mind: A Study Guide. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing.

Snyder, W. (2002) Parameters: The view from child language [Plenary Address]. In Yukio Otsu (ed.) Proceedings of the Third Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics, 27-44. Tokyo: Hituzi Shobo.

Roeper, Thomas, W. Snyder & Kazuko Hiramatsu. (2002) Learnability in a Minimalist framework: Root compounds, merger, and the syntax-morphology interface. In Ingeborg Lasser (ed.) The Process of Language Acquisition, 25-35. Frankfurt: Peter Lang Verlag.

Sugisaki, Koji & W. Snyder. (2002a) Preposition stranding and the Compounding Parameter: A developmental perspective. In Barbora Skarabela, Sarah Fish & Anna H.-J. Do (eds.) BUCLD 26: Proceedings of the 26th Boston University Conference on Language Development, 677-688. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Sugisaki, Koji & W. Snyder. (2002b) The acquisition of preposition stranding and the Compounding Parameter. English Linguistics 19:291-307.

Snyder, W. (2001) On the nature of syntactic variation: Evidence from complex predicates and complex word-formation. Language 77:324-342.

Snyder, W., Ann Senghas & Kelly Inman. (2001) Agreement morphology and the acquisition of noun-drop in Spanish. Language Acquisition 9:157-173.

Bar-Shalom, Eva & W. Snyder. (2001) Descriptive imperatives in early child Russian and early correct use of verbal morphology. In Anna H.-J. Do, Laura Dominguez & Aimee Johansen (eds.) BUCLD 25: Proceedings of the 25th Boston University Conference on Language Development, 94-101. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Beck, Sigrid & W. Snyder. (2001a) Complex predicates and goal PP's: Evidence for a semantic parameter. In Anna H.-J. Do, Laura Dominguez & Aimee Johansen (eds.) BUCLD 25: Proceedings of the 25th Boston University Conference on Language Development, 114-122. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Beck, Sigrid & W. Snyder. (2001b) The resultative parameter and restitutive again. In Caroline Fery & Wolfgang Sternefeld (eds.) Audiatur Vox Sapientiae: A Festschrift for Arnim von Stechow, 48-69. Berlin: Akademie Verlag.

Sugisaki, Koji & W. Snyder. (2001) Preposition stranding and the double-accusative construction in the acquisition of English. In Yukio Otsu (ed.) Proceedings of the Second Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics, 209-225. Tokyo: Hituzi Shobo.

Snyder, W. (2000) An experimental investigation of syntactic satiation effects. Linguistic Inquiry 31:575-582.

Hiramatsu, Kazuko, W. Snyder, Thomas Roeper, Stephanie Storrs & Matthew Saccoman. (2000) Of musical hand chairs and linguistic swing. In S. Catherine Howell, Sarah A. Fish, and Thea Keith-Lucas (eds.) BUCLD 24: Proceedings of the 24th Boston University Conference on Language Development, 409-417. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Sugisaki, Koji, W. Snyder & Daniel Yaffee. (2000) Preposition stranding and prepositional complementizers in the acquisition of English. In Yukio Otsu (ed.) Proceedings of the First Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics, 154-170. Tokyo: Hituzi Shobo.

Snyder, W., Deborah Chen, Maki Yamane, Laura Conway & Kazuko Hiramatsu. (1999) On the nature of children's left-branch violations. In Bart Hollebrandse (ed.) Proceedings of the Workshop on New Perspectives on Language Acquisition, 177-185. Amherst, MA: GLSA.

Bar-Shalom, Eva & W. Snyder. (1999) On the relationship between root infinitives and imperatives in early Child Russian. In Annabel Greenhill, Heather Littlefield & Cheryl Tano (eds.) BUCLD 23: Proceedings of the 23rd Boston University Conference on Language Development, 56-67. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Yamane, Maki, Deborah Chen Pichler & W. Snyder. (1999) Subject-object asymmetries and children's left-branch violations. In A. Greenhill, H. Littlefield, and C. Tano (eds.) BUCLD 23: Proceedings of the 23rd Boston University Conference on Language Development, 732-740. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Snyder, W. (1998) On the aspectual properties of English derived nominals. In Uli Sauerland & Orin Percus (eds.) The Interpretive Tract: Working Papers in Syntax and Semantics (MITWPL Volume 25), 125-139. Cambridge, MA: MIT Working Papers in Linguistics.

Snyder, W. and Eva Bar-Shalom. (1998) Word order, finiteness, and negation in early child Russian. In Annabel Greenhill, Mary Hughes, Heather Littlefield & Hugh Walsh (eds.) BUCLD 22: Proceedings of the 22nd Boston University Conference on Language Development, 717-725. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Bar-Shalom, Eva & W. Snyder. (1998) Root infinitives in child Russian: A comparison with Italian and Polish. In Richard Shillcock, Antonella Sorace & Caroline Heycock (eds.) Language Acquisition: Knowledge Representation and Processing. Proceedings of GALA '97, 22-27. Edinburgh, UK: The University of Edinburgh.

Boskovic, Zeljko, Steven Franks & W. Snyder, editors. (1998) Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics: The Connecticut Meeting 1997. Ann Arbor: Michigan Slavic Publications.

Chen, Deborah, Maki Yamane & W. Snyder. (1998) On the nature of left branch violations in child English. In Annabel Greenhill, Mary Hughes, Heather Littlefield & Hugh Walsh (eds.) BUCLD 22: Proceedings of the 22nd Boston University Conference on Language Development, 91-96. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Snyder, W. & Deborah Chen. (1997) The syntax-morphology interface in the acquisition of French and English. In Kiyomi Kusumoto (ed.) Proceedings of NELS 27 (North East Linguistic Society), 413-424.Amherst, MA: GLSA.

Snyder, W. & Ann Senghas. (1997) Agreement morphology and the acquisition of Noun-drop in Spanish. In Elizabeth Hughes, Mary Hughes & Annabel Greenhill (eds.) BUCLD 21: Proceedings of the 21st Boston University Conference on Language Development, 584-591. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Snyder, W. & Karin Stromswold. (1997) The structure and acquisition of English dative constructions. Linguistic Inquiry 28:281-317.

Bar-Shalom, Eva & W. Snyder. (1997) Optional infinitives in child Russian and their implications for the pro-drop debate. In Martina Lindseth & Steven Franks (eds.) Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics: The Indiana Meeting 1996, 38-47. Ann Arbor: Michigan Slavic Publications.

Pica, Pierre & W. Snyder. (1997) On the syntax and semantics of local anaphors. In Anna-Maria Di Sciullo (ed.) Projections and Interface Conditions, 235-250. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Snyder, W. (1996) The acquisitional role of the syntax-morphology interface: Morphological compounds and syntactic complex predicates. In Andy Stringfellow, Dalia Cahana-Amitay, Elizabeth Hughes & Andrea Zukowski (eds.) BUCLD 20: Proceedings of the 20th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, 728-735. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Bar-Shalom, Eva, W. Snyder & Jason Boro. (1996) Evidence for the optional infinitive stage in Russian. In Anne Halbert & Kazumi Matsuoka (eds.) Papers on Acquisition and Processing, 1-11. Storrs, CT: University of Connecticut Working Papers in Linguistics.

Snyder, W. (1995) A neo-Davidsonian approach to resultatives, particles, and datives. In Jill Beckman (ed.) Proceedings of NELS 25 (North East Linguistic Society), 457-472. Amherst, MA: GLSA.

Snyder, W. & Dolon Das. (1995) The syntactic representation of degree and number in children's English: Evidence for delayed parametric learning. In Dawn MacLaughlin & Susan McEwen (eds.) BUCLD 19: Proceedings of the 19th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, 611-617. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Snyder, W., Nina Hyams & Paola Crisma. (1995) Romance auxiliary selection with reflexive clitics: Evidence for early knowledge of unaccusativity. In Eve Clark (ed.) Proceedings of the Twenty-sixth Annual Child Language Research Forum, 127-136. Stanford, CA: CSLI.

Snyder, W., Kenneth Wexler & Dolon Das. (1995) The syntactic representation of degree and quantity: Perspectives from Japanese and child English. In Raúl Aranovich, William Byrne, Susanne Preuss & Martha Senturia (eds.) Proceedings of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics XIII, 581-596. Stanford, CA: CSLI.

Pica, P. & W. Snyder. (1995) Weak crossover, scope, and agreement in a minimalist framework. In Raúl Aranovich, William Byrne, Susanne Preuss & Martha Senturia (eds.) Proceedings of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics XIII, 334-349. Stanford, CA: CSLI.

Stromswold, Karin & W. Snyder. (1995) Acquisition of datives, particles, and related constructions: Evidence for a parametric account. In Dawn MacLaughlin & Susan McEwen (eds.) Proceedings of the 19th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, 621-628. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Snyder, W. (1995) Language Acquisition and Language Variation: The Role of Morphology. Doctoral dissertation, MIT. Distributed by MIT Working Papers in Linguistics.

Snyder, W. (1992) The Chain Condition and double object constructions in Albanian. In Sjef Barbiers, Marcel den Dikken &  Claartje Levelt (eds.) Proceedings of the Third Leiden Conference for Junior Linguists (LCJL3), 267-277. The Netherlands: Leiden University.

Snyder, W. & Susan Rothstein. (1992) A note on contraction, case, and complementizers. The Linguistic Review 9:251-266.

Unpublished Conference Presentations

Hyams, Nina & W. Snyder. Young children never smuggle: Reflexive clitics and the Universal Freezing Hypothesis. Paper at BUCLD 30 (the 30th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development), 5 November 2005.

Pan, Ning & W. Snyder. (2004) The acquisition of Dutch syllable structure. Paper at GALANA 1 (Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition - North America), University of Hawai'i at Manoa, December 2004.

Snyder, W. & Diane Lillo-Martin. (2002) Talmy's verb/satellite typology and the Compounding Parameter. Poster at the Child Language Research Forum, Stanford University, 13 April 2002.

Grela, Bernard, W. Snyder & Kazuko Hiramatsu. (2002) The production of compounds in children with SLI. Paper at IASCL/SRCLD (International Association for the Study of Child Language / Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders), Waisman Center, Madison, Wisconsin, 19 July 2002.

Snyder, W., Sarah Felber, Bosook Kang & Diane Lillo-Martin. (2001) Path phrases and compounds in the acquisition of English. Paper at the 26th Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, 2 November 2001.

Snyder, W. & Diane Lillo-Martin. (2001) On the acquisition of Spanish goal PP's. Paper at the 4th Conference on the Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese as First and Second Languages, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 14 October 2001.

Snyder, W. (1999) Compounds and complex predicates in English, Basque, and Romance. Poster at the biannual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Child Language, San Sebastian, Spain, 16 July 1999.

Llinàs-Grau, Mireia, W. Snyder, Eva Bar-Shalom & Mercè Coll-Alfonso. (1999) Telicity, word order, and tense in early Russian and Catalan. Paper presented at GALA '99, University of Potsdam, Germany, 10 September 1999.

Snyder, W. (1994) A psycholinguistic investigation of weak crossover, islands, and syntactic satiation effects: Implications for distinguishing competence from performance. Poster presentation at the CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference, Graduate Center, City University of New York, 17 March 1994.

Snyder, W. (1994) Resultatives, particles, and datives: An approach to semantic interpretation and parametric variation. Paper presented at the Third Conference of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe, University of Venice, Italy, November 1994.

Pica, Pierre & W. Snyder. (1994) On the syntax and semantics of French se. Paper presented at the Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL) 24, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 11 March 1994.

Smith, Suzanne T., W. Snyder & Littleton Meeks. (1991) Agraphia in Alzheimer's Disease. Paper presented at the International Neuropsychological Society, Nineteenth Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, 13-16 February 1991.

Prasada, Sandeep, Steven Pinker & W. Snyder. (1990) Some evidence that irregular forms are retrieved from memory but regular forms are rule generated. Paper presented at the 31st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, New Orleans, 16-18 November 1990. [Findings summarized in Pinker, S. (1991) Rules of language. Science 253: 530-534.]

Smith, Suzanne T., W. Snyder & Littleton Meeks. (1990) Agraphia in Alzheimer's Disease. Paper presented at the 1990 Academy of Aphasia, Baltimore, Maryland.

Smith, Suzanne T., W. Snyder & Littleton Meeks. (1990) Agraphia in Alzheimer's Disease. Poster presentation at the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Fifth Annual Scientific Poster Session, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, 9 November 1990.

Circulated Manuscripts

Hyams, N. & W. Snyder. (2006) Young children are frozen: Reflexive clitics and the Universal Freezing Hypothesis. UCLA/University of Connecticut manuscript, 8 June 2006.

 

Snyder, W. (1992) Wh-extraction and the lexical representation of verbs. MIT manuscript, 6 May 1992.

 

Snyder, W. (1992) Chain-formation and crossover. MIT manuscript (syntax generals paper), 11 February 1992.

 

Selected Talks

Snyder, W. (2014) The language of time, space, and events – A tutorial on tense and aspect. Invited speaker, ‘Tutorials on the Philosophy and Linguistics of Time’, Meikai University, Urayasu, Japan, 27 September 2014.

 

Snyder, W. (2014) Parameters: The view from child language. SFB Kolloquium, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany, 6 June 2014.

 

Snyder, W. (2014) The Compounding Parameter: New evidence from IPL. Colloquium, Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading, Great Britain, 9 June 2014.

 

Snyder, W. (2014) Parametric variation in syntax: An acquisitional perspective. Linguistics colloquium, CASTL, University of Tromsø, Norway, 20 March 2014.

 

Snyder, W. (2014) The Compounding Parameter: New evidence from IPL. Invited talk, CASTL, University of Tromsø, Norway, 19 March 2014.

 

Snyder, W. (2012) Children's Grammatical Conservatism, and the nature of syntactic knowledge. Plenary address, GLOW in Asia, Mie University, Japan, 6 September 2012.

 

Snyder, W. (2011) On language acquisition and syntactic theory. Invited speaker, ‘Fifty Years of Linguistics at MIT: A Scientific Reunion’. MIT, Cambridge, 10 December 2011.

 

Snyder, W. (2011) Children as deterministic learners: Evidence from Romance. Plenary address, LSRL 41: The 41st Annual Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, University of Ottawa, 7 May 2011.

 

Snyder, W. (2010) Language acquisition and grammatical variation. Invited speaker, 2010 Applied Linguistics Seminar, Meikai University, Urayasu, Japan, 11 December 2010.

 

Snyder, W. (2010) Children’s Grammatical Conservatism: Implications for syntactic theory. Plenary address, Boston University Conference on Language Development, 6 November 2010.

 

Snyder, W. (2010) The parametric approach to children’s syntax. Invited paper, ‘Mayfest 2010: Bridging Typology and Acquisition’, University of Maryland, College Park, 9 May 2010.

 

Snyder, W. (2009) Motion predicates and the Compounding Parameter: Evidence from child language acquisition. Invited paper, international workshop on ‘Events across categories: Theoretical and experimental approaches to event structure’, Center for Social Sciences and Humanities, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid, 28 May 2009.

 

Snyder, W. (2009) Motion predicates and the compounding parameter: Evidence from child language acquisition. Invited talk, Department of Linguistics, UCLA, 13 May 2009.

 

Snyder, W. (2010) Children's Grammatical Conservatism: Evidence and implications. Invited talk, TCP Seminar, Keio University, Tokyo, 14 March 2009.

 

Snyder, W. (2009) The puzzle of Grammatical Conservatism. Invited paper, ‘International Workshop on Theoretical Understanding of Language Acquisition’ (following ‘GLOW in Asia’), English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India, 28 February 2009.

 

Snyder, W. (2008) Relating language variation to language acquisition. Invited paper, CSAAL Workshop on Locating Variability, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 25 April 2008.

 

Snyder, W. & Hyams, N. (2008) Children’s passives: The role of discourse features. Paper presented in the Psycholinguistics Brownbag Series, University of Connecticut, Storrs, 6 September 2008.

 

Snyder, W. (2007) Children’s passives: The role of minimality. Paper presented to the ‘Consortium for Linguistics’, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, 17 December 2007.

 

Snyder, W. (2007) Children’s Grammatical Conservatism: Implications for linguistic theory. Invited paper, ‘Nanzan Linguistics Consortium Workshop’, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan, 20 February 2007.

Snyder, W. (2005) Motion predicates and the Compounding Parameter: A new approach. Linguistics Colloquium, University of Maryland, College Park, 15 April 2005.

Snyder, W. (2005) Motion predicates and the Compounding Parameter: A new approach. Linguistics colloquium, McGill University, Montreal, 31 March 2005.

Snyder, W. (2004) Parameters: Connecting language acquisition to language variation. Invited lecture for the ‘Language, Mind, and Brain Seminar’, SUNY-Stony Brook, New York, 11 April 2005.

Snyder, W. (2004) Relating language acquisition to language variation. Linguistics colloquium, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1 October 2004.

Snyder, W. (2004) Motion predicates and the Compounding Parameter. Linguistics colloquium, University of Chicago, 30 September 2004.

 

Snyder, W. (2004) Motion predicates and the Compounding Parameter. Invited paper at the ‘Language Acquisition Workshop’, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan, 13 July 2004.

 

Snyder, W. (2004) Verbs of motion and the Compounding Parameter.  Invited paper at the ‘2nd Lisbon Meeting on Language Acquisition’, Lisbon, Portugal, 4 June 2004. 

Snyder, W. (2004) Complex predicates and empty categories. Invited lecture, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 8 April 2004.

Snyder, W. (2004) Relating language acquisition to language variation. Invited lecture, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1 April 2004.

Snyder, W. (2003) Parameters: Connecting language acquisition to language variation. Invited, intensive lecture series at Keio University, Tokyo, 22-24 July 2003.

Snyder, W. (2003) Inflectional morphology and syntactic variation. Invited lecture at the ‘Workshop on Finiteness’, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 24 March 2003.

Snyder, W. (2003) On the nature of syntactic variation: Evidence from child language acquisition. Invited lecture at Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan, 13 March 2003.

Snyder, W. (2002) Syntactic parameters: An acquisitional perspective. Linguistics Colloquium, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, 12 September 2002.

Snyder, W. (2002) On the nature of the Compounding Parameter.  Invited lecture, TCP Symposium, Keio University, Tokyo, 18 March 2002.

Snyder, W. (2002) Parameters: The view from child language. Keynote address, Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics, Tokyo, 15 March 2002.

Beck, Sigrid & W. Snyder. (2001) Complex predicates and restitutive again: Evidence for a semantic parameter. Invited paper at ‘SULA: The Semantics of Under-represented Languages of the Americas’, Northampton, Massachusetts, 20 April 2001.

Snyder, W. (2001) Language acquisition and linguistic theory. Invited lecture, the TCP Symposium, Keio University, Tokyo, 18 March 2001.

Snyder, W. (1999) Knowledge of Language. Invited lecture, University of Connecticut Conference on Cognitive Science, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Storrs, 30 April 1999.

Snyder, W. (1998) On the relationship between syntax and word formation. Invited lecture, Graduate Seminar on Language Acquisition, Department of Linguistics, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 4 March 1998.

Snyder, W. (1997) Complex predicates, complex words, and the Morphological Parameterization Hypothesis. Linguistics Colloquium (co-hosted by the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 4 December 1997.

Snyder, W. (1997) Word order and finiteness in early Child Russian. Psycholinguistics Colloquium, MIT, Cambridge, 21 November 1997.

Snyder, W. (1997) Complex predicates and complex word formation: Perspectives from language acquisition. Linguistics Colloquium, SUNY-Stony Brook, New York, 10 October 1997.

Snyder, W. (1997) Parameters of argument structure and word formation: Evidence from child language acquisition. Linguistics colloquium, CUNY Graduate Center, New York City, 17 April 1997.

Snyder, W. (1997) Acquisition of the syntax of quantity and degree: Complex comparatives and wh-questions. Paper presented to the Language Acquisition Research Group, Department of Linguistics, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 10 March 1997.

Snyder, W. (1997) On the relationship between syntax and word-formation: Evidence from language acquisition. Linguistics colloquium, McGill University, Montreal, 6 March 1997.

Snyder, W. (1996) What child language can tell us about the syntax-morphology interface. Keynote address, ‘Meiji Gakuin Workshop on Language Acquisition’, Institute of Linguistics and Cultural Studies, Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo, 12 October 1996.

Snyder, W. (1996) Binding and events: Remarks on the interaction of binding theory with event structure. Keynote address, ‘HIL/Leiden University Workshop on Atomism and Binding’, Leiden University, the Netherlands, 15 February 1996.

Snyder, W. (1995) On the relationship of syntactic parameters to morphology: Perspectives from child language acquisition. Linguistics colloquium, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1 December 1995.

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