L1 Acquisition of Cypriot Greek Pronominal Clitics (CYCLA)
Research Promotion Foundation

CYCL1A Workshop on the Acquisition of Clitics

The CYCL1A Workshop on the Acquisition of Clitics will be held at the Royiatiko Hotel in the Nicosia Old Town.


  • CYCL1A workshop program [.pdf, 1.66 MB]
  • CYCL1A workshop booklet [.pdf, 283 KB]
  • CYCL1A workshop poster [.pdf, 572 KB]



Due to limited capacity, please pre-register by email to the organizers if you want to participate: events@biolinguistics.eu.

The same goes for joining us for the pre-workshop dinner on Thursday night (Loxandra), the communcal dinner on Friday night (Fanous), and the workshop dinner on Saturday night (Palia Plateia).



Friday, 25 May 2012

10:00 – 11:00 Plenary Speaker:
Teresa Parodi (University of Cambridge)
Clitic Placement in L2 Serbo-Croatian as a Feature Learning Challenge

11:00 – 11:30 COFFEE BREAK

11:30 – 12:00
Katerina Palasis (UMR 7320 CNRS & Université de Nice)
Clitics in Early L1 French: Their Morpho-Syntactic Status and the Oral vs. Standard French Dichotomy
12:00 – 12:30
Enkeleida Kapia (University of Hamburg & Center for Albanian Studies)
Acquisition of Dative and Accusative Clitic Doubling in Albanian: a Syntactic-Pragmatic Approach
12:30 – 13:00
Marta Maria Tryzna (Gulf University for Science and Technology)
L1 Acquisition of Object Clitics in Child Polish: Evidence for Three Developmental Stages

13:00 – 14:30 LUNCH BREAK

Special Session: Mixed Clitic Placement
14:30 – 15:30 Plenary Speakers:
Maria Lobo & João Costa (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Acquisition of Clitic Placement in European Portuguese
15:30 – 16:00
Theoni Neokleous (University of Cambridge)
L1 Acquisition of Clitic Placement in Cypriot Greek
16:00 – 16:30
Eleni Theodorou & Kleanthes K. Grohmann (University of Cyprus)
Object Clitics in Cypriot Greek Children with SLI

16:30 – 17:00 COFFEE BREAK

17:00 – 17:30
Sviatlana Karpava & Kleanthes K. Grohmann (University of Cyprus)
Bilingual Acquisition of Object Clitic Placement in Cypriot Greek: A Comparative Study from Russian–Cypriot Greek Speakers
17:30 – 18:00
Elena Papadopoulou-1,3, Evelina Leivada-2,3, and Natalia Pavlou-3 (1-University of Essex, 2-Universitat de Barcelona, 3-Cyprus Acquisition Team)
Clitic Placement in Cypriot Greek: A Matter of Lexical and Syntactic Stimulation?
18:00 – 18:30
Kleanthes K. Grohmann (University of Cyprus)
CAT Research on Object Clitic Placement: Where We Are Now

Saturday, 26 May 2012

10:00 – 11:00 Plenary Speakers:
João Costa & Maria Lobo (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Acquisition of Clitics: A Non-Uniform Process

11:00 – 11:30 COFFEE BREAK

11:30 – 12:00
Larisa Avram-1, Martine Coene-2, and Anca Sevcenco-1 (1-University of Bucharest, 2-Free University Amsterdam)
Theoretical Implications of Children's Early Production of Object Clitics
12:00 – 12:30
Valentina Brunetto (University of Leeds)
The Pronoun Interpretation Problem in Romance Complex Predicates
12:30 – 13:00
Arhonto Terzi-1, Theodoros Marinis-2, Konstantinos Francis-3, and Angeliki Kotsopoulou-1 (1-Technological Educational Institute of Patras, 2-University of Reading, 3-University of Athens)
Do Autistic Children's Problems with Binding of Clitics Reflect Problems with Case?

13:00 – 14:30 LUNCH BREAK

14:30 – 15:00
Megan Devlin, Raffaella Folli, Alison Henry, and Christina Sevdali (University of Ulster)
Clitic Right Dislocation in the Absence of Clitics: A Case Study in Trilingual Acquisition
15:00 – 16:00 Plenary Speaker:
Ianthi Maria Tsimpli (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Clitic Drop, Null Objects and Markedness

16:00 – 16:30 COFFEE BREAK

16:30 – 17:30 Speakers and Participants:
Roundtable Discussion