8:50 – Opening Remarks

9 – 10h – Invited talk (Chair: Suzi Lima)

Ana Lúcia Santos (Universidade de Lisboa): Acquisition of control in a language with inflected infinitives

10h – 10:15 – Coffee Break

10:15 – 10:45 – Session 1 (Chair: Cristina Cuervo)

The Influence of Referentiality, Definiteness, and “Preposition+Determiner” Contraction Relative Clause Processing

Gitanna Brito Bezerra (University of Toronto)

10:45 – 11:15 

Reverse transfer in clitic collocation: a study on Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese 

Thamyres Ribeiro da Silva Ramos (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro) 

Marina R.A. Augusto (Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro)

11:15 – 11:45

The caused-action construction in Brazilian Portuguese (BrP) and its effects on the comprehension and production of bilinguals of the pair BrP-English 

Larissa Ciríaco (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais) 

Clarice Fernandes (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais) 

Ricardo de Souza (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais) 

11:45 –  13:30 – Lunch

13:30 – 14:30 – Invited Talk (Chair: Anabela Rato).

Ana Maria Carvalho (University of Arizona): Debordering, rebordering, and the exclusion of minority dialects: The case of Portuguese in Uruguay

Invited Speaker Series of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UofT

14:30 – 15h – Session 2 (Chair: Vanina Machado)

Innovation and Change in Brazilian Portuguese: Tipo, Brazil’s Like

Christiani P. Thompson (University of Saskatchewan)

15h – 15:30

Predicting difficulty in the perception of non-native consonants: The role of cross-linguistic perceptual similarity

Anabela Rato & Owen Ward (University of Toronto)

15h30 –  15:45  – Coffee break

15:45 – 16:15 – Session 3 (Chair: Gitanna Bezerra)

Activation across three lexicons

Christine Shea (Iowa University)

16:15 – 16:45

The processing of inflectional verbal morphology in Brazilian Portuguese: An eye-tracking study 

Julia Justino & Mailce Mota (Federal University of Santa Catarina)

16:45 –  17h15

Weak or strong necessity: on deontic modals in Brazilian and European Portuguese

Natalia Rinaldi (University of Toronto)

Dinner (TBA)


Scientific Committee

Adriana Leitão Martins (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)

Alessandro Boechat de Medeiros (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)

Ana Pessotto (PhD in Linguistics, Federal University of Santa Catarina)

Ana Teresa Perez-Leroux (University of Toronto)

Andrew Nevins (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)

Cristina Flores (Universidade de Minho)

Cristiane Oliveira (Massey University)

Daphna Heller (University of Toronto)

Derek Denis (University of Toronto)

Filomena Sandalo (State University of Campinas)

Gean Damulakis (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)

Jessamyn Schertz (University of Toronto)

Keir Moulton (University of Toronto)

Michael Becker (Stony Brook University)

Michela Ippolito (University of Toronto)

Naomi Nagy (University of Toronto)

Peter Jurgec (University of Toronto)

Sali Tagliamonte (University of Toronto)

Susana Bejar (University of Toronto)