Date: February 9-10, 2018

Venue: Boğaziçi University, Demir Demirgil Auditorium

Invited Speaker: Elena Guerzoni

Workshop: Sign Language Workshop

BUSCTEL offers a forum for young researchers working in any area of theoretical and experimental linguistics to present their research. BUSCTEL '18 drew more than 150 participants, 15 speakers, and 55 paper submissions from 9 different faculties around Turkey and UK.

## Talks

Invited: Elena Guerzoni (Boğaziçi University)"also only" and the scope theory of minimizer NPIs
Elvan Tamyürek Özparlak (Boğaziçi University) & Süleyman Taşçı (Boğaziçi University, Koç University)Sign Workshop
Demet Kayabaşı (Boğaziçi University)Null Subject in TID: Pro-drop or Topic-drop?
Noyan Dokudan & Pavel Logacev (Boğaziçi University)Missing-Verb Effects in a Head-Final Language
Batuhan Karataş (Dokuz Eylül University)"Falan” Dilsel Biriminin Sözcük Türü Üzerine
Önder Güzel (Dokuz Eylül University){-(s)Al} mı? {-(A)l} mı?
Berna Arslan Uzundağ & Aylin C. Küntay (Koç University)The Acquisition and Use of Relative Clauses in Turkish: An Analysis of Spontaneous Interactions
Ecem Baykuş (METU)Any Loss in Pro-Drop Feature?: Null and Overt Subject Usages of Turkish Heritage Speakers
Fidan Can, Nermin Boğaz & Nazan Bilgin (METU)An Investigation into the Effect of Orthographic Sensitivity on the Conjugation of Past Morphemes in L2
Simge Topaloğlu (Boğaziçi University)Acquisition of {-dA}: An Ambiguous Particle That Signals Both Additive Focus and Contrastive Topic
Tzu-Ching Kao (METU)The Role of Lexical Categories in Reading Chinese
Pınar Kolancalı & Sonali Nag (University of Oxford)Turkish-English Speaking Children’s Bilingual Emergent Literacy Skills Following Naturalistic Experiences and a Sound Awareness Intervention Delivered in Turkish