BiBiBi Project

BiBiBiproject

We have studied the development of bimodal bilingualism in children ages 1-7 who are learning a signed and a spoken language at the same time. The two primary groups involved are KODAs (hearing children of deaf parents) and deaf children with cochlear implants who are exposed to both signed and spoken languages.

Hearing children of Deaf families (KODAs) acquire both a sign language and a spoken language simultaneously. This project investigated the sequence and timecourse of the development of these two languages, and compared this process with what was already known about the development of two spoken languages. The development of the bimodal bilingual’s two languages was also compared with the monolingual development of a spoken language or a sign language.

This project also included the investigation of Deaf children who are acquiring sign language and also are learning a spoken language with the aid of a cochlear implant. The process of acquiring two languages for these children was compared with the experiences of kodas to seek similarities and differences for these two groups of participants. We sincerely thank the Deaf and hearing consultants, research assistants, children, and their families who work with us in our research.
This project was a collaboration between Deborah Chen Pichler (Gallaudet University), Diane Lillo-Martin (University of Connecticut), and Ronice Müller de Quadros (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina).

 

 

Longitudinal Studies

Children between the ages of 1 and 3 progress through the earliest stages of language learning, from babbling to first words to first sentences. Bilingual children proceed through these stages in each of their languages in many ways similar to monolingual children, with some important differences. Bimodal bilingual children also make their way through each of these stages in the sign and speech modalities, but we still know relatively little about what this progress looks like.

In our development studies, we videotaped bimodal bilingual children interacting with their caregivers and others in their familiar home environment, approximately once a week for one hour each time. This very valuable longitudinal research helps us understand the earliest stages of bilingual bimodal language development.

 

Language Fairs

Children ages 4-7 are rapidly developing their linguistic skills, and bilingual bimodal children in these ages are on their way to acquiring an adult-like grasp of both a signed and spoken language. Because these children are able to attend to activities for longer periods of time, we usually investigate their language development through experiments set up as games.

For this project, we held “Language Fairs” for bimodal bilingual children and their families to participate for a few hours in many of our experiments at one time. We have held ASL and English fairs at Gallaudet University, in Connecticut, and in New York.

 

 

Publications

[42] Goodwin, Corina & Lillo-Martin, Diane (in press). Grammatical Morphemes in the Elicited Speech of Bilingual Signing Children with Cochlear Implants. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. pdf

[41] Quadros, Ronice Müller de (2019). Fundamentos do bilinguismo bimodal. Interface linguagem e cognição: contribuições da Psicolinguística, 219-241. pdf

[40] Chen Pichler, D., Reynolds, W., Palmer, J.L. (in press) . Multilingualism in Signing Communities. In Montanari, S. & Quay, S. (Eds). Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Multilingualism. De Gruyter.

[39] Chen Pichler, Deborah, Lillo-Martin, Diane & Palmer, Jeffrey L. (2018). A short introduction to heritage signers. Special section, guest edited by Deborah Chen Pichler, Sign Language Studies 18.3, 309-327.

[38] Chen Pichler, Deborah, Reynolds, Wanette, Palmer, Jeffrey Levi, Quadros, Ronice Müller de, Kozak, Viola Laura & Lillo-Martin, Diane (2017). Heritage signers: Bimodal bilingual children from deaf families. In Jiyoung Choi, Hamida Demirdache, Oana Lungu & Laurence Voeltzel (Eds.), Language Acquisition at the Interfaces: Proceedings of GALA 2015, 247-269. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

[37] Goodwin, Corina, Davidson, Kathryn & Lillo-Martin, Diane (2017). English Article Use in Bimodal Bilingual Children with Cochlear Implants: Effects of Language Transfer and Early Language Exposure. In Maria LaMendola & Jennifer Scott (Eds.), Proceedings of the 41st Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, 283-295. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. pdf

[36] Koulidobrova, E. (2016). Language interaction effects in bimodal bilingualism: Argument omission in the languages of hearing ASL-English bilinguals. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, online first. doi: 10.1075/lab.13047.kou pdf

[35] Quadros, Ronice Müller de, Lillo-Martin, Diane & Chen Pichler, Deborah (2016). Bimodal Bilingualism: Sign Language and Spoken Language. In Marc Marschark & Patricia Elizabeth Spencer (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Deaf Studies in Language: Research, Policy, and Practice, 181-196. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. pdf

[34] Lillo-Martin, Diane, Quadros, Ronice Müller de & Chen Pichler, Deborah (2016). The development of bimodal bilingualism: Implications for linguistic theory. (Invited keynote paper for epistemological issue.) Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 6.6, 719-755. pdf

[33] Palmer, J. L. (2016). Research Update: Bimodal Bilinguals as Heritage Signers. CODA Connection, 33(1), 9. pdf

[32] Chen Pichler, Deborah, Hochgesang, Julie, Lillo-Martin, Diane, Quadros, Ronice Müller de & Reynolds, Wanette. (2016). Best practices for building a bi-modal bi-lingual bi-national child corpus. Sign Language Studies , 16(3), 361-388. pdf

[31] Gökgöz, Kadir, Bogomolets, Ksenia, Tieu, Lyn, Palmer, Jeffrey Levi & Lillo-Martin, Diane. (2016). Contrastive Focus in Children Acquiring English and ASL: Cues of Prominence.Proceedings of Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition – North America (GALANA) 6, Cascadilla Press. pdf

[30] Quadros, Ronice Müller de, Pizzio, Aline Lemos, Cruz, Carina Rebello & Sousa, Aline Nunes de. (2016).Mosaico da linguagem das crianças bilíngues bimodais: estudos experimentais. Revista Brasileira de Linguistica Aplicada, 16, 1-24. pdf

[29] Cruz, Carina Rebello, Pizzio, Aline Lemos & Quadros, Ronice Müller de. (2015). Avaliação da discriminação fonêmica do português brasileiro e da língua de sinais brasileira em crianças ouvintes bilíngues bimodais e em crianças surdas usuárias de implante coclear. Revista da ABRALIN, 14, 410-432. pdf

[28] Gökgöz, Kadir, Quadros, Ronice Müller de, Oliveira, Janine & Lillo-Martin, Diane. (2015). Pointing and Eyegaze in Bimodal Bilingual Language Development. Proceedings of Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD) 39. pdf

[27] Quadros, Ronice Müller de, Chen Pichler, Deborah, Lillo-Martin, Diane, Cruz, Carina Rebello, Kozak, Laura, Palmer, Jeffrey Levi, Lemos Pizzio, Aline & Reynolds, Wanette (2015). Methods in bimodal bilingualism research: Experimental studies. In Eleni Orfanidou, Bencie Woll & Gary Morgan (Eds.), The Blackwell Guide to Research Methods in Sign Language Studies, 250-280. Blackwell. pdf

[26] Quadros, Ronice Müller de, Lillo-Martin, Diane & Chen Pichler, Deborah. (2015). Bimodal Bilingualism: Sign Language and Spoken Language. In Marc Marschark & Patricia Elizabeth Spencer (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Deaf Studies in Language: Research, Policy, and Practice. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 181-196. pdf

[25] Chen Pichler, Deborah, Lee, James & Lillo-Martin, Diane. (2014). Language Development in ASL-English Bimodal Bilinguals. In David Quinto-Pozos (Ed.), Multilingual Aspects of Signed Language Communication and Disorder, 235-260. Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters. Link

[24] Cruz, Carina Rebello, Kozak, Laura Viola, Pizzio, Aline Lemos, Quadros, Ronice Müller de & Chen Pichler, Deborah. (2014). Phonological Memory and Phonological Acquisition in Bimodal Bilingual Children. BUCLD 38 Proceedings, Cascadilla Press. pdf

[23] Davidson, Kathryn; Lillo-Martin, Diane & Chen Pichler, Deborah. (2014). Spoken English Language Development in Native Signing Children with Cochlear Implants. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education 19:2, 238-250. (PMCID: PMC3952677) pdf

[22] Koulidobrova, Elena. (2014). Null Arguments in Bimodal Bilingualism: Code-blending (and the Lack of) Effects in American Sign Language. BUCLD 38 Proceedings, Cascadilla Press. pdf

[21] Lillo-Martin, Diane, Quadros, Ronice Müller de, Chen Pichler, Deborah & Fieldsteel, Zoe (2014). Language choice in bimodal bilingual development. Frontiers in Psychology 5, 1163, Language Sciences Research Topic: Language by mouth and by hand. Link

[20] Petroj, Vanessa, Guerrera, Katelyn & Davidson, Kathryn. (2014). ASL Dominant Code­Blending in the Whispering of Bimodal Bilingual Children. BUCLD 38 Proceedings, Cascadilla Press. pdf

[19] Quadros, Ronice Müller de, Lillo-Martin, Diane & Chen Pichler, Deborah (2014). Methodological considerations for the development and use of sign language acquisition corpora. In Tommaso Raso & Heliana Mello (Eds.), Spoken Corpora and Linguistic Studies, 84-102. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. pdf

[18] Quadros, Ronice Müller de, Lillo-Martin, Diane & Pichler, Deborah Chen. (2014). Sobreposição no desenvolvimento bilíngue bimodal. Revista Brasileira de Linguistica Aplicada, 14, 799-834. pdf

[17] Quadros, Ronice Müller de, Lillo-Martin, Diane & Chen Pichler, Deborah (2014). Sobreposição no desenvolvimento bilíngue bimodal (Code-blending in bimodal bilingual development). Revista Brasileira de Linguística Aplicada 14:4, 799-834.

[16] Quadros, Ronice Müller de, Lillo-Martin, Diane & Chen Pichler, Deborah. (2013). Early Effects of Bilingualism on WH-Question Structures: Insight from Sign-Speech Bilingualism. In Stavroula Stavrakaki, Marina Lalioti & Polyxeni Konstantinopoulou (Eds.), Proceedings of GALA 2011, 300-308. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press. pdf

[15] Quadros, Ronice Müller de, Lillo-Martin, Diane & Chen Pichler, Deborah. (2013). O que bilíngues bimodais têm a nos dizer sobre
desenvolvimento bilíngue? Letras de Hoje, Porto Alegre, v. 48, n. 3, p. 380-­388, jul./set. pdf

[14] Lillo-Martin, Diane, Koulidobrova, Elena, Quadros, Ronice Müller de & Chen Pichler, Deborah. (2012). Bilingual Language Synthesis: Evidence from WH-Questions in Bimodal Bilinguals. In Alia K. Biller, Esther Y Chung, and Amelia E. Kimball (Eds.), Proceedings of BUCLD 38 , 302-314. Sommervilla, MA: Cascadilla Press. pdf

[13] Quadros, Ronice Müller. (2012). Estudos de línguas de sinais: uma entrevista com Ronice Müller de Quadros. ReVEL, vol. 10, n. 19.

[12] Quadros, Ronice Müller de, Cruz, Carina Rebello & Pizzio, Aline Lemos. (2012).Memória fonológica em crianças bilíngues bimodais e crianças com implante coclear. ReVEL, v. 10, n. 19. pdf

[11] Quadros, Ronice Müller de, Lillo-Martin, Diane & Chen Pichler, Deborah. (2012). Bi-National Bi-modal Bi-Lingual Corpora of Child Language. In Heliana Mello, Massimo Pettorino & Raso Tommaso (Eds.), Proceedings of the VIIth GSCP (Gruppo di Studi sulla Comunicazione Parlata) International Conference: Speech and Corpora, 87-92. Firenze: Firenze University Press. Available online here

[10] Quadros, Ronice Muller de, Cruz, Carina Rebello & Pizzio, Aline Lemos. (2012). Memória fonológica em crianças bilíngues bimodais e crianças com implante coclear. Revista Virtual de Estudos da Linguagem, 10, 185-212.

[9] Sousa, Aline & Nunes Quadros, Ronice Müller de. (2012). Uma análise do fenômeno “alternância de línguas” na fala de bilíngues intermodais (Libras e Português). ReVEL, 10, 327-346. pdf

[8] Koulidobrova, Elena. (2011). Influence Uninhibited: Null Subjects in the Speech of ASL-English Bilinguals. In Stavroula Stavrakaki, Marina Lalioti and Polyxeni Konstantinopoulou (eds.) Advances in Language Acquisition. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 346-355. pdf

[7] Quadros, Ronice Muller de, Lillo-Martin, Diane & Chen Pichler, Deborah. (2011). Desenvolvimento Bilíngue Intermodal: Implicações para Educação e Interpretação de Línguas de Sinais. In Maria Cecilia de Moura, Sandra Regina Leite de Campos & Sabine Antonialli Arena Vergamini (Eds.), Educação para Surdos: Práticas e Perspectivas II, v. 1, 1-14. São Paulo: Santos Editora.
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[6] Quadros, Ronice Müller de & Lillo-Martin, Diane (2010). Sign Language Acquisition and Verbal Morphology in Brazilian and American Sign Languages. In Leonor Scliar-Cabral (Ed.), Psycholinguistics: Scientific and Technological Challenges (Selected papers of the 8th International Congress of the International Society of Applied Psycholinguistics), 252-262. Porto Alegre, Brazil: EdiPUCRS.
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[5] Quadros, Ronice Müller de, Lillo-Martin, Diane & Chen Pichler, Deborah (2010). Desenvolvimento bilíngue intermodal. Anais do IX Congresso Internacional de Educação de Surdos, 146-150. Instituto Nacional de Educação de Surdos. Rio de Janeiro.
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[4] Chen Pichler, Deborah, Hochgesang, Julie, Lillo-Martin, Diane & Quadros, Ronice Müller de. (2010). Conventions for sign and speech transcription in child bimodal bilingual corpora. Language, Interaction and Acquisition 1.1, 11-40. pdf

[3] Chen Pichler, Deborah, Quadros, Ronice Müller de & Lillo-Martin, Diane. (2010). Effects of bimodal production on multi-cyclicity in early ASL and LSB. Proceedings, Boston University Conference on Language Development, online supplement. pdf

[2] Lillo-Martin, Diane, Quadros, Ronice Müller de, Koulidobrova, Elena & Chen Pichler, Deborah. (2010). Bimodal bilingual cross-language influence in unexpected domains. In João Costa, Ana Castro, Maria Lobo & Fernanda Pratas (Eds.), Language Acquisition and Development: Proceedings of GALA 2009, 264-275. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press.
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[1] Quadros, Ronice Muller de, Lillo-Martin, Diane & Chen Pichler, Deborah. (2010). Bilinguísmo e Bimodalismo Desenvolvimento Bilíngue Intermodal. In: IX CONGRESSO INTERNACIONAL E XV SEMINÁRIO NACIONAL DO INES, 2010, Rio de Janeiro. Anais do Congresso do INES: O lugar do Conhecimento: identidade sujeito e subjetividade. Rio de Janeiro: Editora do INES, 2010. v. 1. p. 146-150.
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Presentations

[88] Lillo-Martin, Diane (2016). Sign and Speech Development in Native Deaf Signers with CIs. Invited presentation, U.S.-Swedish Workshop on Assessment of Multimodal Multilingual Outcomes in DHH Children, Stockholm, June 2016.

[87] Gökgöz, Kadir. (2016). Constraints on Code-blending: Evidence from the Distributions of Pointing Signs. Workshop on Emerging Sign Languages, Purdue University, West Lafayette, May 10.

[86] Quadros, Ronice. (2016). Coda Heritage Signers and Their Languages. Workshop on Emerging Sign Languages, Purdue University, West Lafayette, May 10.

[85] Lillo-Martin, Diane, Gökgöz, Kadir, Quadros, Ronice and Chen-Pichler, Deborah. (2016). Code-blending of Pointing Arguments Reveals Structural Asymmetries. New England Sign Language Festival (SignFest) 2016, Boston University, April 30.

[84] Gökgöz, Kadir, Palmer, Jeffrey Levi and Lillo-Martin, Diane (2016). Contrastive Focus in Children Learning ASL. New England Sign Language Festival (SignFest) 2016, Boston University, April 30.

[83] Quadros, Ronice Müller de. (2016). Heritage signers: bimodal bilingual structures. Heritage Signer Panel, Gallaudet University, April 15.

[82] Lillo-Martin, Diane, Gökgöz, Kadir, Quadros, Ronice Müller de & Chen Pichler, Deborah. (2016). Structural Asymmetries in the Distribution of IX-arguments in the Code-blending of Bimodal-Bilingual Children. Paper presented at the the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Meeting, Washington DC, January 7-10, 2016.

[81] Kozak, L. Viola, Cruz, Carina Rebello, Pizzio, Aline Lemos & Quadros, Ronice. (2016). Comparative Analysis Of Phonemic Discrimination In Sign And Speech By Bimodal Bilingual Children And Deaf Child CI-Users In America And Brazil. Paper presented at the Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR) 12, Melbourne, Australia, January 4-7, 2016.

[80] Kozak, L. Viola. (2016). Phonological memory and repetition by kodas and children with cochlear implants. Poster presented at the Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR) 12, Melbourne, Australia, January 4-7, 2016.

[79] Koulidobrova, Helen (2016). Advantages of deafness: input and argument omission in ASL-English bilingualism. Poster presented at the Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR) 12, Melbourne, Australia, January 4-7, 2016.

[78] Lillo-Martin, Diane, Quadros, Ronice Müller de & Chen Pichler, Deborah. (2016). Linguistic Features of Code-Blending and Code-Switching in Bimodal Bilinguals. Poster presented at the Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR) 12, Melbourne, Australia, January 4-7, 2016.

[77] Palmer, Jeffrey Levi. (2016). DRUM BRING: Bimodal Bilingual Word Order Acquisition in American Sign Language. Poster presented at the Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR) 12, Melbourne, Australia, January 4-7, 2016.

[76] Reynolds, Wanette. (2016). Reference tracking in the narratives of early bimodal bilingual children. Poster presented at the Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR) 12, Melbourne, Australia, January 4-7, 2016.

[75] Fieldsteel, Zoe, Lillo-Martin, Diane. (2015). Development of headshake in sign and speech. Poster presented at the Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD) 40, Boston, November 13-15, 2015.

[74] Gökgöz, Kadir, Palmer, Jeffrey & Lillo-Martin, Diane. (2015). Contrastive focus in children learning ASL. Poster presented at the Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD) 40, Boston, November 13-15, 2015.

[73] Lillo-Martin, Diane, Gökgöz, Kadir, Quadros, Ronice, Chen Pichler, Deborah. (2015). Code-blending of IX arguments reveals structural asymmetries. Poster presented at the Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD) 40, Boston, November 13-15, 2015.

[72] Reynolds, Wanette, Palmer, Jeffrey Levi, Chen Pichler, Deborah, Quadros, Ronice Müller de, Kozak, Viola Laura, & Lillo-Martin, Diane. (2016). 
Heritage signers: Bimodal bilingual children from deaf families. Paper presented at Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition (GALA) 2015, Nantes, France, September 10-12, 2015.

[71] Gökgöz, Kadir, Palmer, Jeffrey & Lillo-Martin, Diane. (2015). Contrastive Focus in Children Acquiring ASL. Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on Sign Language Acquisition; Amsterdam; July 2015.

[70] Gökgöz, Kadir, Quadros, Ronice Müller de, Oliveira, Janine & Lillo-Martin, Diane (2015). Eyegaze accompanying pointing in bimodal bilingual language development. Poster presented at the 2nd International Conference on Sign Language Acquisition; Amsterdam; July 2015.

[69] Kozak, Laura, Rebello Cruz, Carina, Lemos Pizzio, Aline, de Quadros, Ronice. (2015). Phonological disrimination by bimodal bilinguals and children with cochlear implants. Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on Sign Language Acquisition; Amsterdam; July 2015.

[68] Palmer, Jeffrey. (2015). Bimodal Bilingual Word Order. Poster presented at the 2nd International Conference on Sign Language Acquisition; Amsterdam; July 2015

[67] Reynolds, Wanette. (2015). Codas as Heritage Signers. Poster presented at the 2nd International Conference on Sign Language Acquisition; Amsterdam; July 2015

[66] Lillo-Martin, Diane, Berk, Stephanie, Hopewell-Albert, Christina & Quadros, Ronice Müller de (2015). MLU and Sign Language Development. Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on Sign Language Acquisition; Amsterdam; July 2015.

[65] Lillo-Martin, Diane (2015). Pointing In Bimodal Bilingual Language Development: Connections
Between Distribution and Meaning. Invited presentation, NYU Workshop on Sign Language Meaning and Cognition; New York; May 2015.
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[64] Lillo-Martin, Diane (2015). The impact of sign language acquisition research for sign language communities. Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign Language Theory (FEAST) 2015 – COST SignGram Outreach session: Sign Grammars for Deaf Rights; Barcelona; May 2015.
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[63] Lillo-Martin, Diane (2015). Bimodal bilingual language acquisition and language synthesis. Invited keynote presentation. Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign Language Theory (FEAST) 2015; Barcelona; May 2015.

[62] Lillo-Martin, Diane, Chen Pichler, Deborah & Quadros, Ronice Müller de (2015). Bimodal bilingual code-blending characteristics. Presented at the 10th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB 10); New Brunswick, NJ; May 2015.

[61] Chen Pichler, Deborah, Hochgesang, Julie & Lillo-Martin, Diane (2015). American Sign Language (ASL) Bibibi project. Poster presented at the Digging into Signs Workshop: Developing Annotation Standards for Sign Language Corpora; London; March 2015.
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[60] Gökgöz, Kadir, Quadros, Ronice, Oliveira, Janine & Lillo-Martin, Diane. (2015). Development of Person Distinctions in the Pointing of Bimodal Bilingual Children. Poster presented at Third ANPOLL International Psycholinguistic Congress In honor of Jacques Mehler. Rio de Janeiro, 16-24 March.

[59] Kozak, Laura, Cruz, Carina, Lemos, Aline, Quadros, Ronice, Chen Pichler, Deborah & Lillo-Martin, Diane. (2015) Phoneme discrimination in Libras/Portuguese and ASL/English by bimodal bilingual children and deaf child users of cochlear implants. Poster presented at Third ANPOLL International Psycholinguistic Congress In honor of Jacques Mehler. Rio de Janeiro, 16-24 March.

[58] Neves, Bruna & Quadros, Ronice. (2015) Bimodal Bilingualism: Analysis of the narratives of children of deaf parents. Poster presented at Third ANPOLL International Psycholinguistic Congress In honor of Jacques Mehler. Rio de Janeiro, 16-24 March.

[57] Gökgöz, Kadir. (2015) Aspects of the Development of Pointing in Bimodal Bilingual Children. Invited Presentation at “What’s the Point? Pointing and Gestural Communication.” Expression, Communication and the Origins of Meaning Research Group (ECOM) Workshop. University of Connecticut, March 6 – 8.

[56] Gökgöz, Kadir, Bogomolets, Ksenia, Tieu, Lyn, Palmer, Jeffrey Levi, and Lillo-Martin, Diane. (2015). Contrastive Focus in Children Acquiring English and ASL: Cues of Prominence. Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition – North America (GALANA) 6, University of Maryland, College Park, February 19-21, 2015.

[55] Gökgöz, Kadir, Lillo-Martin, Diane & Quadros, Ronice Müller de. (2015). Function, Distribution and Duration of Pointing in Bimodal Bilingual Language Development. Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Annual Meeting; Portland, OR; January 2015.

[54] Koulidobrova, Helen. (2015). ASL-English bilingualism and advantages of deafness. Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Annual Meeting; Portland, OR; January 2015.

[53] Quadros, Ronice Müller de, Chen Pichler, Deborah & Lillo-Martin, Diane. (2015). Linguistic features of code-blending in bimodal bilingual development. Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Annual Meeting; Portland, OR; January 2015.

[52] Goodwin, Corina. (2014). The Relationship Between English Morphological Accuracy and Performance on Phonology Tests in Bimodal Bilingual Children with Cochlear Implants. 14th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children; Nashville, TN; December 2014.

[51] Lillo-Martin, Diane, Davidson, Kathryn & Chen Pichler, Deborah (2014). Deaf Native Signing Children with Cochlear Implants Display Age-Appropriate Spoken English Development. 14th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children; Nashville, TN; December 2014.

[50] Gökgöz, Kadir, Ronice Müller de, Oliveira, Janine & Lillo-Martin, Diane. (2014). Aspects of Bimodal Bilingual Language Development. Pointing and Pronominal Distinctions. UConn/ UMass / Smith Language Acquisition Workshop (UUSLAW), UMass Amherst, December 6, 2014

[49] Chen Pichler, Deborah, Quadros, Ronice Müller de & Lillo-Martin, Diane (2014). Code-Blending in Bimodal Bilingual Development is Constrained. Poster presented at Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD) 39; Boston, MA; November 2014.

[48] Gökgöz, Kadir, Quadros, Ronice Müller de, Oliveira, Janine & Lillo-Martin, Diane. (2014) Pointing and Eyegaze in Bimodal Bilingual Language DevelopmentPaper presented at Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD) 39; Boston, MA; November 2014.

[47] Koulidobrova, Helen. (2014). Hearing vs. CI: argument omission in ASL-English bilingualism and advantages of deafness. Poster presented at Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD) 39; Boston, MA; November 2014.

[46] Chen Pichler, Deborah, Quadros, Ronice Müller de & Lillo-Martin, Diane. (2014). Constraints on Code-Blending in Bimodal Bilingual Development. Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign Language Theory (FEAST) 2014; Venice; June 2014.

[45] Goodwin, Corina. (2014). Morphological Development in Bimodal Bilingual Children with Cochlear Implants. Symposium on Research in child Language Disorders (SRCLD), University of Wisconsin Madison, June 2014.
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[44] Lillo-Martin, Diane, Quadros, Ronice, Chen Pichler, Deborah & Fieldsteel, Zoe. (2014). Language Choice in Bimodal Bilingual Development. Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Annual Meeting; Minneapolis, MN; January 2014.

[43] Quadros, Ronice Müller de, Chen Pichler, Deborah & Lillo-Martin, Diane. (2014). Code-Blending in Bimodal Bilingual Development. 6th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies (ISGS); San Diego, CA; July 2014.

[42] Davidson, Kathryn. (2013). The introduction of referents in the narratives of bimodal bilingual children. Poster presented at the Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, January 2013. pdf

[41] Davidson, Kathryn, Goodwin, Corina, & Lillo-Martin, Diane. (2013). Language Transfer in ASL/English Bimodal Bilingual children with CIs. Presented at Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research, London, England, July 2013.
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[40] Davidson, Kathryn, Lillo-Martin, Diane & Chen Pichler. (2013). Spoken language development in native signing children with cochlear implants. Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD) 38; Boston, MA; November 2013.

[39] Koulidobrova, Elena. (2013). Null Arguments in Bimodal Bilingualism: Code-blending (and the Lack of) Effects in American Sign Language. Presented at Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD) 38, Boston, November 2013.

[38] Koulidobrova, Elena. (2013). Sign-speech bilingualism: A pathway to untangling bilingualism effects. Presented at the Theoretical Issues in Sign Langauge Research (TISLR) 11, London, UK, July 2013.

[37] Koulidobrova, Elena. (2013). Some arguments against the DP in American Sign Language.Presented at the Workshop on Languages with and without Articles, Paris 8, Paris, France, February 2013.

[36] Koulidobrova, Elena. (2013). When there is no space for space: Argument ellipsis in American Sign Language. Invited to be sent as a poster to the 3rd International Conference on Sign Linguistics and Deaf Education inAsia, Chinese University of Hong Kong, February 2013.

[35] Koulidobrova, Elena. (2013). She said that ___ was OK: Anaphora resolution in ASL-English bilingualism. Presented at the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), Winter Meeting, Boston, January 2013.

[34] Koulidobrova, Elena & Davisdon, Kathryn. (2013). Bimodal bilingual children’s use of referents in their spoken English. Presented at 1st Symposium on Sign Language Acquisition, Lisbon, Portugal, March 2013.

[33] Lillo-Martin, Diane. (2013). More than the sum of the parts: Bimodal bilingual language acquisition – syntactic aspects. Invited keynote, 1st Symposium on Sign Language Acquisition; Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisboa, Portugal; March 2013.

[32] Lillo-Martin, Diane. (2013). Sign Language Acquisition by Deaf and Hearing Children. Invited Presentation, Conference Inaugurating the Center for Gesture, Sign, and Language at the University of Chicago; Chicago, IL; March 2013.

[31] Kozak, L. Viola, Chen-Pichler, Deborah; Quadros, Ronice Müller de, & Cruz, Carina Rebello and Pizzio Lemos, Aline. (2013).
Pseudoword/sign repetition performance across bimodal bilinguals from the US and Brazil: a comparative analysis. Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research 11. London, England, July 2013. pdf

[30] Kozak, L. Viola, Quadros, Ronice Müller de, Cruz, Carina Rebello, Pizzio Lemos, Aline, Chen Pichler, Deborah & Lillo-Martin, Diane. (2013). Phonological development in bimodal bilingual children: Pseudoword repetition. Poster presented at the Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, January 2013.
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[29] Quadros, Ronice. (2013). More than the sum of the parts: Bimodal bilingual language acquisition – phonological aspects. Invited keynote, 1st Symposium on Sign Language Acquisition; Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisboa, Portugal; March 2013.

[28] Quadros, Ronice Müller de, Lillo-Martin, Diane, Koulidobrova, Elena & Pichler, Deborah Chen. (2013). Noun Phrases in Koda Bimodal Bilingual Acquisition. Presented at Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research, London, England, July 2013.
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[27] Chen Pichler, Deborah, Quadros, Ronice Müller de & Lillo-Martin, Diane. (2012). Adaptability and Cross-Modal Comparability in Experimental Methodology. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft; Frankfurt, Germany; March 2012.

[26] Davidson, Kathryn, Goodwin, Corina & Lillo-Martin, Diane. (2012). Language Transfer in ASL/English Bimodal Bilingual Children with CI’s. UConn/ UMass / Smith Language Acquisition Workshop; November 2012.

[25] Goodwin, Corina. (2012). Vocabulary development in a bimodal bilingual child. Poster presented at the Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA, November 2012.

[24] Goodwin, Corina & Lillo-Martin, Diane. (2012). Vocabulary composition in a bimodal bilingual child: Are all signers verb attenders? Poster presented at the conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition – North America 5, Lawrence, Kansas, October 2012.
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[23] Koulidobrova, Elena. (2012). Null arguments in ASL: Bare NP ellipsis. 36th Penn Linguistics Colloquium (PLC 36); Philadelphia; March 2012.

[22] Lillo-Martin, Diane, Berk, Stephanie, & Quadros, Ronice Müller de. (2012). Calculating MLU in Sign Languages. Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting; Portland; January 2012.
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[21] Lillo-Martin, Diane, Quadros, Ronice Müller de, Chen Pichler, Deborah & Koulidobrova, Elena. (2012). WH-questions in bimodal bilinguals — Evidence for language synthesis. Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign Language Theory (FEAST) 2012; Warsaw, Poland, June 2012.

[20] Quadros, Ronice Müller de, Lillo-Martin, Diane & Chen Pichler, Deborah. (2012). Bi-National Bi-modal Bi-Lingual Corpora of Child Language. GSCP 2012; Belo Horizonte, February 29 – March 2, 2012.

[19] Quadros, Ronice Müller de, Lillo-Martin, Diane, Koulidobrova, Elena, & Chen Pichler, Deborah. (2012). Noun Phrases in Bimodal Bilingual Acquisition. Presented at the conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition – North America 5, Lawrence, Kansas, October 2012.
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[18] Chen Pichler, Deborah. (2011). Bimodal bilingual acquisition by coda children and deaf, signing children with cochlear implants. State of the science conference on hearing enhancement; Wilmington, DE; October 2-5, 2011.

[17] Chen Pichler, Deborah, Quadros, Ronice Müller de, & Lillo-Martin, Diane. (2011). Sign Language Development by Deaf and Hearing Children. Course, Linguistic Society of America Summer Institute; University of Colorado, Boulder; July 2011.

[16] Koulidobrova, Elena. (2011). Null Objects in ASL: The case of (indefinite) argument ellipsis. Venice Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign language Theory (FEAST) Colloquium; Venice; June 2011.

[15] Koulidobrova, Elena, Quadros, Ronice Müller de, Chen Pichler, Deborah, & Lillo-Martin, Diane. (2011). Cross-Language Influence, Code-Switching, and Code-Blending. International Symposium on Bilingualism 8; Oslo; June 2011.pdf

[14] Lillo-Martin, Diane, Koulidobrova, Elena, Quadros, Ronice Müller de, & Chen Pichler, Deborah. (2011). Bilingual Language Synthesis: Evidence from WH-Questions in Bimodal Bilinguals. UConn/ UMass / Smith Language Acquisition Workshop; December 2011.

[13] Lillo-Martin, Diane, Koulidobrova, Elena, Quadros, Ronice Müller de, & Chen Pichler, Deborah (2011). Constraints on Cross-Language Influence, Code-Switching, and Code-Blending. UIC Bilingualism Forum; Chicago; April 2011. pdf

[12] Lillo-Martin, Diane, Quadros, Ronice Müller de, & Chen Pichler, Deborah. (2011). Desenvolvimento Bilíngüe Bimodal / Development of Bimodal Bilingualism. Invited presentation, Workshop em Línguas de Sinais e Bilinguismo dos Surdos; Universidade de Brasília, Brasília; March 2011.

[11] Quadros, Ronice Müller de. (2011). Bilingual bimodal development: implications for education. IV Simposio Internacional sobre bilingüismo y educación bilíngue de Latinoamerica (BILINGLATAM IV). Invited Keynote Presentation. Oaxaca, México, Junio 29 – Julio 2, 2011

[10] Quadros, Ronice Müller de. (2011). Desenvolvimento bilíngue bimodal: implicações para a educação e para a interpretação de línguas de sinais. 18o. Intercâmbio de Pesquisas em Linguística Aplicada (INPLA). Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo. São Paulo. Invited speaker. June 2011.

[9] Quadros, Ronice Müller de. (2011). Desenvolvimento bilíngue bimodal. Escola Superior de Educação. Coimbra. Portugal. Invited speaker. January 2011.

[8] Chen Pichler, Deborah, Quadros, Ronice Müller de, Lillo-Martin, Diane & Koulidobrova, Elena. (2010). Koda Bilingual Language Development: Experiences and Research. Presented at the National KODA Family Conference; Old Forge, New York; June 2010.

[7] Lillo-Martin, Diane & Chen Pichler, Deborah. (2010). The Development of Bimodal Bilingualism. Invited Keynote Presentation, Michigan Linguistics Society; University of Michigan, Flint; October 2010.

[6] Lillo-Martin, Diane & Chen Pichler, Deborah. (2010). Annotation of Child Language Corpora: A comparison of two methods with special emphasis on bimodal bilingual data. Presented at the Sign Linguistics Corpora Network Workshop 3: Annotation; Stockholm, Sweden; June 2010. pdf

[5] Lillo-Martin, Diane, Goodwin, Corina, Koulidobrova, Elena, & Tieu, Lyn. (2010). Linguistic Studies of Bilingualism. Poster presented at the University of Connecticut Language Fest; April 2010.

[4] Quadros, Ronice Müller de. (2010). Desenvolvimento bilíngue intermodal. IX Congresso Internacional de Educação de Surdos. Intituto Nacional de Educação de Surdos. Rio de Janeiro. Invited Keynote Presentation. September 2010.

[3] Quadros, Ronice Müller de, Lillo-Martin, Diane, & Chen Pichler, Deborah. (2010). Two Languages but One Computation: Code-Blending in Bimodal Bilingual Development. Presented at the conference on Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research; Purdue University, Indiana; October 2010. pdf

[2] Toohey, Erin & Lillo-Martin, Diane. (2010). Phonological Development of Hearing Children of Deaf Parents. Poster presented at Frontiers in Undergraduate Research; University of Connecticut; April 2010. pdf

[1] Lillo-Martin, Diane, Chen Pichler, Deborah & Quadros, Ronice Müller de. (2009). Best Practices for Building a Bi-modal Bi-lingual Bi-national Corpus of Child Language. Workshop on Sign Language Corpora: Linguistic Issues; University College London; July 2009.

 

Manuscripts

[2] Gökgöz, Kadir, Quadros, Ronice & Lillo-Martin, Diane. (Under Review). Eyegaze in Bimodal Bilingual Children and Their Interlocutors. pdf

[1] Chen Pichler, Deborah, Hochgesang, Julie, Lillo-Martin, Diane, Quadros, Ronice Müller de & Reynolds, Wanette (2013). Best practices for building a bi-modal bi-lingual bi-national child corpus. pdf

 

Thesis and Dissertations

[4] Reynolds, W. (2016). Early bimodal bilingual development of ASL narrative referent cohesion: Using a heritage language framework. Doctoral dissertation, Gallaudet University. pdf

[3] Palmer, Jeffrey Levi. (2015). ASL Word Order Development in Bimodal Bilingual Children: Early syntax of hearing and cochlear-implanted Deaf children from signing families. Doctoral Dissertation, Gallaudet University. pdf

[2] Fieldsteel, Mulvey, Zoe. (2015). Negation and Headshake in Bimodal Bilingualism. Honors Thesis, Brown University. pdf

[1] Koulidobrova, Elena. (2012). When the Quiet Surfaces: ‘transfer’ of Argument Omission in the Speech of ASL-English Bilinguals. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Connecticut. pdf

Research reported here was supported by the U.S. National Institutes of Health – NIDCD grant #DC00183 and NIDCD grant #DC009263; by a Gallaudet University Priority Grant; and by the Brazilian National Council for Research, CNPq Grant #CNPQ #200031/2009-0 and #470111/2007-0.