Clifton L. Pye

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Linguistics
Associate Professor
Primary office:
785-864-2870
Blake Hall
Room 424
University of Kansas
1541 Lilac Lane
Lawrence, KS 66045-3129


Teaching Interests

  • Language Acquisition
  • Learnability
  • Bilingual/Bidialectal Acquisition
  • Syntax
  • Semantics
  • Morphology
  • Language Universals and Language Typology
  • Language Loss, Ethnography of Communication
  • Language and Culture
  • Mayan Languages
  • Mesoamerican Languages
  • Mesoamerican Hieroglyphics
  • Athabaskan Languages
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Introduction to Linguistics. Culture and Infancy
  • Culture and Cognition
  • The Development of Social Interaction
  • Symbolic Anthropology
  • Cultures of Mesoamerica
  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology.

Research

I am committed to recording and analyzing the acquisition of language and culture in Native American societies. Such studies are critical because: 1) these languages contain a wealth of unusual grammatical features which provide unique opportunities for evaluating theories of language acquisition and synchronic grammar, 2) the different conceptualizations of infants and infant care in these societies may have profound implications for theories of social and cognitive development, 3) the possibility for conducting such studies is receding quickly as these societies become westernized, 4) the results provide these societies with information that is vital to language maintenance projects and cultural identity.

More generally I am interested in all aspects of first language acquisition: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse, and socio-cultural aspects of language use. The cross-linguistic study of language acquisition provides especially rich data on the interaction of universal cognitive/semantic categories and processes with language-specific structures, e.g. phonological categories, morphosyntactic rules, and verb-argument structure. I am also interested in developing valid methodological procedures for assessing children's linguistic competence in diverse languages as well as procedures for analyzing language data on the computer.

 

Research Interests

I specialize in the cross-linguistic study of language acquisition among indigenous languages of the Americas with a primary focus on the acquisition of verb argument structure. My other research interests include Mayan linguistics, semantics, language processing, and computational linguistics.

 

Publications

 

 

Pye, C. 2009. Cycles of Complementation in the Mayan Languages. In Elly van Gelderen (ed.), Cyclical Change, pp. 265-284. John Benjamins: Amsterdam.

 

Pye, C., Pedro Mateo, Bárbara Pfeiler, Ana López, Pedro Gutiérrez, Donald Stengel and Charles Pye. 2008. Adquisición de consonantes iniciales en cinco lenguas mayas: un análisis fonológico. Proceedings of the IX Encuentro Internacional de Lingüística en el Noroeste, Hermosillo, Mexico.

 

 

Pye, C. 2007. The genetic matrix of Mayan three-place predicates and their acquisition in K’iche’ Mayan. Linguistics 45.3: 653-682.

 

 

Pye, C. 2007. Explaining Ergativity. In Barbara Pfeiler (ed.), Learning indigenous languages: Child language acquisition in Mesoamerica, pp. 47-68. Hannover: Verlag für Ethnologie, Colección Americana X.

 

 

Pye C., Pfeiler, B., de León, L., Brown, P. & Mateo, P. 2007. Roots or edges?: A comparative study of Mayan children’s early verb forms. In Barbara Pfeiler (ed.), Learning indigenous languages: Child language acquisition in Mesoamerica, pp. 15-46. Hannover: Verlag für Ethnologie, Colección Americana X.

 

 

Pye, C. y Mateo, P. 2006. Estudio comparativo de la adquisición del sistema ergativo en dos lenguas mayas. Proceedings of the Congreso de Idiomas Indígenas de Latinoamérica.

 

 

Brackenbury, Timothy & Pye, C. 2005. Semantic Deficits in Children With Language Impairments: Issues for Clinical Assessment. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools 36: 5-16.

 

 

Pye, C. 2001. The Acquisition of Finiteness in K’iche’ Maya. BUCLD 25: Proceedings of the 25th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, pp. 645-656. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. 

 

 

Pye, C. 2001. La adquisición de la morfología verbal en el maya k’iche. In Cecilia Rojas

 

& Lourdes de León (eds.), Procedimientos del IV Encuentro sobre Adquisición del Lenguaje. Mexico.

 

Pye, C., Aoki, T., and Morikawa, H. 2000. Verb acquisition in English and Japanese., in M. M. T. Henderson (ed), Proceedings of the 1999 Mid-America Linguistics Conference. Department of Linguistics, University of Kansas.

 

 

D. Ingram and C. Pye 1998. The acquisition of ergativity. Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Edited by Morton A. Gernsbacher & Sharon J. Derry, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, N.J. 520-524.

 

 

Loeb, D.F., Pye, C., Richardson, L. Z., & Redmond, S. 1998. Causative alternations of children with specific language impairment. J. of Speech-Language-Hearing Research 41:1103-1114.

 

 

Pye, C. 1998. Zoque verb compounds. Proceedings of the 1997 Mid-America Linguistics Conference, Columbia, Missouri. 358-365.

 

 

Loeb, D.F., Pye, C., Redmond, S., & Richardson, L. Z. 1996. Eliciting Verbs from children with specific language impairment. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology 5.17-30.

 

 

Pye, C. 1996. K’iche’ Maya verbs of breaking and cutting. Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics 21.87-98.

 

 

Pye, C. and Pao, Y. Y. 1996. Making the cut. In K. Booker, F. Ingemann & F. Mc Laughlin (Eds.), The Proceedings of the 1994 Mid-America Linguistics Conference, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

 

 

Pye, C., Loeb, D. F., Pao, Y. Y. 1996. The Acquisition of Breaking and Cutting. In E. V. Clark (Ed.), The Proceedings of the Twenty-seventh Annual Child Language Research Forum, 27.227-236. Stanford: Center for the Study of Language and Information.

 

 

Pye, C., Loeb, D. F., Redmond, S. & Richardson, L. Z. 1995. When Do Children Acquire Verbs? In E. V. Clark (Ed.), The Proceedings of the Twenty-sixth Annual Child Language Research Forum, pp. 60-70. Stanford: Center for the Study of Language and Information.

 

 

Pye, C. 1993. A Cross-Linguistic Approach to the Causative Alternation, in Yonata Levy (Ed.), Other Children, Other Languages, pp. 243-263. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

 

 

Ingram, D. & Pye, C. 1993. The acquisition of miniature languages: The search for a new paradigm. International Journal of Psycholinguistics 9.147-158.

 

 

Pye, C., Cheung, H., & Kemper, S. 1992. Island Constraints at Eighty, in H. Goodluck & M. Rochemont (Eds.), Island Constraints: Theory, Acquisition and Processing. Pp. 351-372. Dordrecht: Kluwer.

 

 

Pye, C. 1992. Language Loss in the Chilcotin, in Allan R. Taylor (Ed.), International Journal of the Sociology of LanguageSpecial Issue 93.75-86.

 

 

Pye, C. 1991. Acquiring Lexical Constraints on Causatives in K'iche' MayaPapers and Reports on Child Language Development, Stanford, 30.96-103.

 

 

Pye, C. 1991. The Acquisition of K'iche' (Maya), (1991), in Dan Isaac Slobin (Ed.), The    Crosslinguistic Study of Language Acquisition,Vol. 3, pp. 221-308. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

 

 

Pye, C. 1990. The Acquisition of Ergative LanguagesLinguistics 28.1291-1330.

 

 

Pye, C. 1991. Learning to Constrain Verb Transitivity. in F. Ingemann (Ed.), 1990 Mid-America Linguistics Conference Papers (1991), 294-304. Department of Linguistics, University of Kansas.

 

 

Pye, C. 1990. The Acquisition of Vo MovementPapers and Reports on Child Language Development, Stanford, 29.96-103.

 

 

Pye, C. 1990. Acquisition of Xo Movement, Working Papers in Language Development, University of Kansas, 5.167-185.

 

 

Pye, C. & Rekart, D. 1990. La Adquisición del K'iche' in Nora C. England & Stephen R. Elliott (Eds.), Lecturas sobre la Lingüistica Maya, pp. 115-126. La Antigua, Guatemala: Centro de Investigaciones Regionales de Mesoamérica.

 

 

Pye, C. 1989. The Focus Antipassive in Quiché MayanKansas University Working Papers in Linguistics.

 

 

Pye, C. & Quixtan Poz, P. 1989. Why Functionalism won't Function: The Acquisition of Passives and Antipassives in K'iche' Mayan, Working Papers in Language Development, 4.39-53. The Child Language Program, University of Kansas. (co-author Pedro Quixtan Poz).

 

 

Pye, C. & Quixtan Poz, P. 1988. Precocious Passives (and Antipassives) in Quiché MayanPapers and Reports on Child Language Development, Stanford, 27.71-80.

 

 

Pye, C., Wilcox, K. A. & Siren, K. A. 1988. Refining Transcriptions: The Significance of Transcriber ‘Errors’, Journal of Child Language 15.17-37.

 

 

Pye, C. & Ingram, D. 1988. Automating the Analysis of Child Phonology, Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics 2.115-137.

 

 

Pye, C. 1988. Setting the Ergative Parameter, in M. M. T. Henderson (Ed), 1987 Mid-America Linguistics Conference Papers, pp. 239-251. Department of Linguistics, University of Kansas.

 

 

Pye, C. 1987. The Pye Analysis of Language, Working Papers in Language Development 3.1-37. The Child Language Program, University of Kansas.

 

 

Pye, C. 1988. Towards an Anthropology of Language Acquisition, in Ben G. Blount (Ed.), Language Sciences 10.123-146.

 

 

Pye, C. To appear. Conversation with Quiché Children, in Louanna Furbee (Ed.), Mayan   Text and DiscourseMayan Texts 4, Native American Texts Series. Berlin: Mouton.

 

 

Pye, C. 1986. An Ethnography of Mayan Speech to Children. Working Papers in Child Language 1:30-58. The Child Language Program, University of Kansas.

 

 

Pye, C., Ingram, D. & List, H. 1987. A Comparison of Initial Consonant Acquisition in English and Quiché, in Keith Nelson and Anne van Kleeck (Eds.), Children's LanguageVol6, pp. 175-190. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

 

 

Pye, C. 1986. One Lexicon or Two?: An alternative interpretation of early bilingual speech The Journal of Child Language 13:591-593.

 

 

Pye, C. 1985. The Acquisition of Transitivity in Quiché Mayan, Papers and Reports on Child Language Development, Stanford, 24:115-22.

 

 

Pye, C. 1986. Quiché Mayan Speech to ChildrenThe Journal of Child Language 13:85-100.

 

 

Bernstein Ratner, N. & Pye, C. 1984. Higher Pitch in BT is not Universal: Acoustic Evidence from Quiché Mayan, The Journal of Child Language 11:515-522.

 

 

Pye, C. 1983. Mayan Telegraphese: Intonational Determinants of Inflectional Development in Quiché Mayan, Language 59:583-604.

 

     

Pye, C. 1982. Mayan Telegraphese: Stage I Speech in Quiché Mayan in Proceedings of the Second International Congress for the Study of Child LanguageVol. I, Carolyn Echols Johnson and Carol Larson Thew (Eds.), Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, pp. 201-19.

 

Pye, C. 1980. Person Marker Acquisition in Quiché Mayan, Papers and Reports on Child Language Development, Stanford, 19:53-9.

 

 

Pye, C. 1979. The Acquisition of Quiché (Mayan), Current Anthropology 20:459-60.

 

 

Presentations

 

Pye, C. 2010. The Acquisition of Mam. Workshop on Ergativity. Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology, October 31-November 1, 2010. Leipzig, Germany.

 

Pye, C. 2010. The Acquisition of Mam. Child Language Proseminar. The University of Kansas, September 8, 2010.

 

 

Pye, C. 2010. Mayan Stative Predication. Formal Approaches to Mayan Linguistics. April 23, MIT, Cambridge, MA.

 

 

Pye, C., Pfeiler, B. & Mateo Pedro, P. 2010. The Acquisition of Negation in three Mayan languages. Linguistics Colloquy, University of Kansas, February 18, 2010.

 

 

Pye, C., Pfeiler, B. & Mateo Pedro, P. 2009. The Acquisition of Negation in three Mayan languages. Symposium presented at the Congreso de Idiomas Indígenas de Latinoamérica. October 30, Austin, TX.

 

 

Pye, C. 2009. Five Mayan Tweets: Mayan Language Acquisition Research. Child Language Proseminar. The University of Kansas, September 16, 2009.

 

 

Pye, C. 2008. D’où venons-nous? Que sommes-nous? Où allons-nous? Child Language Proseminar. The University of Kansas, September 3, 2008.

 

 

Pye, C., Pfeiler, B., Carrillo Carreón, C. & Mateo, P. 2008. The acquisition of verb inflections in five Mayan languages. International Association for the Study of Child Language, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland. July 28-August 1, 2008.

 

 

Pye, C. 2008. Cycles of Complementation in the Mayan Languages. Linguistic Cycles Workshop, Arizona State University, April 26, 2008.

 

 

Pye, C. 2008. Adventures in the search for universal grammar: Three Mayan languages in Mexico and Guatemala. Latin American Studies Merienda, The University of Kansas, February 28, 2008.

 

 

Pye, C. 2008. Adventures in the search for universal grammar: Three Mayan languages in Mexico and Guatemala. Hall Center Latin American Seminar, The University of Kansas, February 22, 2008.

 

 

Pye, C., Pfeiler, B. & Mateo, P. 2008. The acquisition of status suffixes in three Mayan languages. Paper presented at the Linguistic Society of America meetings, Chicago, January 3, 2008.

 

 

Pye, C. & Mateo, P. 2007. The acquisition of verb complexes in K’iche’ and Q’anjob’al. Paper presented at the Mid-America Linguistics Conference, The University of Kansas, October 28, 2007.

 

 

Pye, C., Mateo, P.,Gutiérrez, P., López R., A. & Pfeiler, B. 2007. Adquisición de verbos intransitivos en cinco idiomas Mayas. Séptimo Congreso Internacional de Mayistas, Mérida, Yucatán, July 8, 2007.

 

 

Pye, C., Pedro Mateo, Bárbara Pfeiler, Ana López, Pedro Gutiérrez, Donald Stengel and CharlesPye. 2006. Adquisición de la Fonología en Cinco Idiomas Mayas. IX Encuentro Internacional de Lingüística en el Noroeste, Hermosillo, Mexico. November 16, 2006.

 

 

Pye, C., Mateo, Pedro and Pfeiler, Barbara. 2006. Child Phonologies in Five Mayan Languages. Mid-America Linguistics Conference, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. October 28, 2006.

 

 

Pye, C., Mateo, Pedro and Pfeiler, Barbara. 2006. Child Phonologies in Five Mayan Languages. Linguistics Colloquy, The University of Kansas. September 11, 2006.

 

 

Pye, C., Mateo, Pedro and Pfeiler, Barbara. 2006. Child Phonologies in Five Mayan Languages. Child Language Proseminar, The University of Kansas. September 6, 2006.

 

 

Pye, C. 2006. Workshop on the Acquisition of Mesoamerican Languages. Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social. January 16-18, Mexico City.

 

 

Pye, C. 2005. The Comparative Method. Experimental Psych Proseminar, The University of Kansas. November 17, 2005.

 

 

Pye, C. & Mateo, P. 2005. A comparative study of ergative acquisition in two Mayan languages. Paper presented at the Congreso de Idiomas Indígenas de Latinoamérica. October 28, Austin, TX.

 

 

de León, L., Pfeiler, B.,Pye C., Brown, P. & Mateo, P. 2005. Roots or edges?: A comparative study of Mayan children’s early verb forms. Symposium presented at the International Congress for the Study of Child Language. July, Berlin, Germany.

 

 

Pye, C. 2005. An Introduction to the Comparative Method. Child Language Proseminar, The University of Kansas. January 27, 2005.

 

 

Pye, C. 2005. The Comparative Context for Mayan Status Suffix Acquisition. LSA/Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas, Oakland, CA. January 8, 2005.

 

 

Pye, C. 2004. The genetic matrix for language acquisition studies. Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas, January 11, 2004, Boston, MA.

 

 

Pye, C. 2003. The genetic matrix of Mayan three-place predicates and their acquisition in K’iche’ Mayan. Child Language Proseminar, September 17, 2003.

 

 

Pye, C. 2003. The genetic matrix of Mayan three-place predicates and their acquisition in K’iche’ Mayan. Workshop on The Linguistic Encoding of Three-Participant Events: Crosslinguistic and Developmental Perspectives. May 14-16 2003. Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

 

 

Pye, C. 2003. The acquisition of agreement in Maya. Child Language Proseminar.

 

 

Pye, C. 2003. Explaining ergativity: Structural accounts of Mayan ergativity. Annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, January 3, 2003, Atlanta, Georgia.

 

 

Pye, C. 2002. The acquisition of agreement in K’iche’ Maya. Symposium on the acquisition of agreement in the Mayan languages. 2002 joint conference of the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders (SRCLD) and the International Association for the Study of Child Language (IASCL), July 16, 2002 in Madison, WI.

 

 

Pye, C. 2001. The acquisition of Mayan agreement. Child Language Proseminar, University of Kansas, November 28, 2001.

 

 

Pye, C. 2001. Mayan morphosyntax. Linguistics Colloquy, University of Kansas, November 15, 2001.

 

 

Pye, C. 2001. El código minimál. V Encuentro Sobre Adquisición del Lenguaje, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, Mérida, October 20-21, 2001.

 

 

Pye, C. 2001. Adquisición de la morfologia. II Seminario sobre Adqusición de Lengua Indígena. Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social del Sureste, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, July 17-20, 2001.

 

 

Pye, C. 2001. How Things Break. Invited presentation at The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, April 11, 2001.

 

 

Pye, C. 2001. Modeling Finiteness in K’iche’ Maya. Invited presentation at The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, April 19, 2001 

 

 

Loeb, Diane Frome, Jennifer Scott & C.Pye. Nov. 2000. Verb meaning in children with and without language impairment. Poster presented at ASHA Convention, Washington, D.C.

 

 

Pye, C. 2000. The early expression of finiteness in K’iche’ Maya. Boston University Conference on Language Development, November 3, 2000.

 

 

Pye, C. 2000. I Seminario sobre Adqusición de Lengua Indígena. Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social del Sureste, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, June 26-29, 2000.

 

 

Pye, C. 2000. La adquisición de la morfología verbal en el maya k’iche. Keynote speech. IV Encuentro sobre Adquisición del Lenguaje. Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social del Sureste, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, June 23, 2000.

 

 

Pye, C. 2000. Native American languages. Indigenous Nations Studies 803. University of Kansas, February 29 and March 7, 2000.

 

 

Pye, C. 2000. The origins of Mesoamerican writing. Anthropology 507: The Ancient Maya. University of Kansas, February 4, 2000. 

 

 

Pye, C. 2000. Language Acquisition—A re-examination of the data. Linguistics Colloquy, University of Kansas, January 31, 2000.

 

 

Brackenbury, T. &Pye, C. 1999. Where’s the semantic sense in preschool language testing? American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA, November 18, 1999.

 

 

Pye, C., Aoki, T., and Morikawa, H. 1999. Verb acquisition in English and Japanese. Mid-America Linguistics Conference, University of Kansas, October 15, 1999.

 

 

Pye, C. 1999. Fixing children’s verb meanings. Child Language Proseminar, University of Kansas, September 1, 1999.

 

 

Pye, C. 1999. Native American languages. HNRS 492 lecture, University of Kansas, April 6, 1999.

 

 

Pye, C. 1999. Language as a mathematical object. University of Dallas, TX. March 26, 1999.

 

 

Pye, C. 1999. Language loss. Native American Training Program in Communication Disorders, University of Kansas, March 9, 1999.

 

 

Pye, C. 1999. Computer parsers. HNRS 492 lecture, University of Kansas, March 2, 1999.

 

 

Pye, C. 1998. Language acquisition in the field: Documenting a dying language. Child Language Proseminar, University of Kansas, September 1998.

 

 

Ingram, D. andPye, C. 1998. The acquisition of ergativity. Cognitive Science Conference, The University of Wisconsin, Madison, August 1, 1998.

 

 

Pye, C. 1998. The identification problem in language acquisition. Child Language Proseminar, University of Kansas, February 1998.

 

 

Pye, C. 1998. Constraining Zoque verb compounds. Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas annual meeting, New York, January 9, 1998.

 

 

Pye, C. 1997. The search for causality in the acquisition of verbs. American Anthropological Association annual meeting, Washington, D.C., November 22, 1997.

 

 

Loeb, D. & C.Pye. 1997. Semantic verb types of children with specific language impairment. Poster presentation. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association annual meeting, Boston, November 20, 1997.

 

 

Loeb, D. & C.Pye. 1997. Syntactic verb types of children with specific language impairment. Poster presentation. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association annual meeting, Boston, November 20, 1997.

 

 

Pye, C. 1997. Zoque verb compounds. Mid-America Linguistics Conference, October 24, 1997, Columbia, Missouri.

 

 

Pye, C. 1997. Language translation as a model for language acquisition. Child Language Proseminar, University of Kansas, April 1997.

 

 

Pye, C. 1996. Determining verb argument structure in Copainalá Zoque. Mid-America Linguistics Conference, November 1, 1996, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.

 

 

Pye, C. 1996. Verb argument structure in Copainalá Zoque. Linguistics Colloquy, University of Kansas, October 1996.

 

 

Served as member of faculty panel for the Faculty Grant Development Workshop, University of Kansas, September 27, 1996.

 

 

Pye, C. 1996. K'iche' Maya verbs of breaking and cutting. Linguistic Society of America and the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas, January 1996, San Diego.

 

 

Pye, C. 1996. K'iche' Maya verbs of breaking and cutting. Linguistics Colloquy,     University of Kansas, February 1996.

 

 

Pye, C. 1995. ThePye Analysis of Language. Session on the computerized analysis of        language. American Speech-Language-Hearing Convention, December 1995, Orlando.

 

 

Loeb, D. F.,Pye, C. & Armstrong, N. 1995. A Comparison of Language-Matching Indices. Poster, American Speech-Language-Hearing Convention, December 1995, Orlando.

 

 

Loeb, D. F.,Pye, C., Schneller, C. & Carr, A. 1995. Verb Alternations of Adults with a History of Language Impairment. Poster, American Speech-Language-Hearing Convention, December 1995, Orlando.

 

 

Pye, C., Kemper, S. & Pao, Y. Y. 1995. Practical parsing: Using computers to analyze       language data. University of Kansas Child Language Proseminar, September 6, 1995.

 

 

Pye, C., Loeb, D. F. & Pao, Y. Y. 1995. Learning to Cut and Break. 1995 Stanford Child Language Research Forum, April 8, 1995, Stanford University.

 

 

Richardson, L. Z., Loeb, D. F.,Pye, C. & Redmond, S. 1994. Children's development of the causative alternation. Poster, American Speech-Language-Hearing Convention, November 21, 1994, New Orleans.

 

 

Pye, C., Loeb, D. F., Richardson, L. Z. & Redmond, S. 1994. The Role of Verbs in Normal and Impaired Language Acquisition, Miniseminar, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, November 20, 1994, New Orleans.

 

 

Pye, C. & Pao, Y. Y. 1994. Making the Cut. Mid-America Linguistics Conference, October 15, 1994, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

 

 

Pye, C. 1994. Verbs as a Paradigm of the Syntax-Semantics Interface. University of Kansas Child Language Proseminar, August 31, 1994.

 

 

Loeb, D. F.,Pye, C., Redmond, S. & Richardson, L. Z. 1994. Verb Alternations of Children with Specific Language Impairment. Poster, Symposium for Child Language Disorders Research, June 7, 1994, The University of Wisconsin, Madison.

 

 

Pye, C. 1994. Discussant for panel presentation Pronoun Case Errors: New Approaches to an Old Phenomenon. 1994 Stanford Child Language Research Forum, April 5, 1994, Stanford University.

 

 

Pye, C., Loeb, D., Redmond, S. & Richardson, L. Z. 1994. When Do Children Acquire Verbs? 1994 Stanford Child Language Research Forum, April 4, 1994, Stanford University.

 

 

Pye, C. 1993, October. Radical Translation in Linguistic Theory, Linguistics Colloquy, The University of Kansas.

 

 

Pye, C. 1993, September. Verbs - Again!, Child Language Proseminar, The University of Kansas.

 

 

Pye, C. 1993, January. Language Acquisition as Radical Translation, Workshop on            Thematic Roles in Linguistic Theory and Language Acquisition, The University of Kansas.

 

 

Pye, C. 1992, February. Linking, Child Language Proseminar, The University of Kansas.

 

 

Pye, C. 1992, February. The Acquisition of Locative Expressions in K'iche' Maya,             Workshop on Spatial Expressions in Mayan Languages, The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nejmegan, The Netherlands.

 

 

Pye, C. 1991, June. Language Specific Constraints on Lexical Alternations, Workshop on Cross-linguistic and Cross-population Contributions to Theories of Language Acquisition, The Institute for Advanced Studies, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.

 

 

Pye, C. 1991, April. Learning from Miniature Language Teaching, Linguistics       Colloquy, The University of Kansas.

 

 

Pye, C. 1991. Acquiring Lexical Constraints on Causatives in K'iche' Maya, Stanford University Child Language Research Forum, Stanford.

 

 

Pye, C. & Ingram, D. 1990, November. Learning a Real Miniature Language: A New Paradigm, 1990 American Speech-Language-Hearing Meeting, Seattle.

 

 

Pye, C. 1990, October. Learning to Constrain Verb Transitivity, 1990 Mid-America Linguistics Conference, The University of Kansas.

 

 

Pye, C. 1990, October. Learning a Real Miniature Language, Psychology Department, The University of Kansas.

 

 

Pye, C. 1990, September. Linguistics Adventures in Guatemala, Proseminar in Child Language, The University of Kansas.

 

 

Pye, C. 1990, April. The Acquisition of Vo Movement, Stanford University Child              Language Research Forum, Stanford.

 

 

Pye, C. 1990, March. The Acquisition of Vo Movement, Linguistics Colloquy, The University of Kansas.

 

 

Pye, C. 1990, March. A Radical Lexical Account of Language Acquisition, Proseminar in Child Language, The University of Kansas.

 

 

Pye, C. 1989, December. The Acquisition of Xo Movement, annual meeting of the             Linguistics Society of America, Washington DC.

 

 

Pye, C. 1989, November. K'iche' Mayan Modes of Mother-Infant Interaction, Proseminar in Child Language, The University of Kansas.

 

 

Pye, C., Kemper, S. & Chueng, H. 1989, September. Island Constraints at Eighty,              Conference on the Psycholinguistics of Island Constraints, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.

 

 

Pye, C. 1989, April. Distinguishing Active and Antipassive Verbs in Quiché Mayan, Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Kansas City.

 

 

Pye, C. 1989, March. What's in a Verb? Proseminar in Child Language, The University of Kansas.

 

 

Pye, C. 1989, March. Explaining the Antipassive, Linguistics Colloquy, The University of Kansas.

 

 

Pye, C. 1988, November. The Acquisition of Quiché Mayan, Annual Meeting of the American Anthropology Association, Phoenix.

 

 

Pye, C. 1988, October. The Acquisition of Passives and Antipassives in Quiché Mayan, Boston University Conference on Language Development.

 

 

Pye, C. 1988, April. Precocious Passives (and Antipassives) in Quiché Mayan, Stanford Child Language Research Forum.

 

 

Pye, C. 1988, March. The Acquisition of Voice in Quiché Mayan, Linguistics Colloquy, The University of Kansas.

 

 

Pye, C. 1988, March. The Ergative Parameter, Southwestern Society for Research in Human Development, New Orleans.

 

 

Pye, C. 1987, November. Ergativity, Conference on The Structure of the Simple Clause in Language Acquisition, Parasession on Verb-Argument Structure, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

 

 

Pye, C. & Ingram, D. 1987. Automating the Analysis of Child Phonology, a miniseminar presented at the 1987 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention in New Orleans.

 

 

Pye, C. 1987, October. Universal Alignment and Language Acquisition, 1987 Mid-America Linguistics Conference, University of Kansas.

 

 

Pye, C. 1987, July. The Acquisition of Syntax in Quiché Mayan, Fourth International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Lund, Sweden.

 

 

Pye, C. 1987, June. La adquisicion de Quiché, IX Taller Maya, La Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala, C.A.

 

 

Pye, C. 1986, November. The Analysis of Syntactic Productivity, Proseminar in Child Language, The University of Kansas.

 

 

Pye, C. & Wilcox, K. 1986, October. Assessing Transcription Reliability, Proseminar in Child Language, The University of Kansas.

 

 

Pye, C. 1986, September. The Analysis of Language Samples by Computer: Phonology, Morphology, and Syntax, Linguistics Colloquy, The University of Kansas.

 

 

Pye, C. 1986, May. Why Do Some Children Only Learn One Language?, 1986 International Native American Language Issues Institute.

 

 

Pye, C. 1986, February. Assessing Current Models of Syntactic Acquisition: What Does the Child Need to Acquire Language? Linguistics Colloquy, The University of Kansas.

 

 

Pye, C. 1986, February. Why Phonology? Proseminar in Child Language, The University of Kansas.

 

 

Pye, C. 1985, December. Language Loss in the Chilcotin, 84th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association.

 

 

Pye, C. 1985, March. The Acquisition of Transitivity in Quiché Mayan, Stanford Child Language Research Forum.

 

 

Pye, C. 1984, October. Morphological Correlates of Transitivity in the Speech of Quiché Mayan Children, Western Conference on Linguistics, The University of British Columbia.

 

 

Pye, C, Ingram, D. & List, H. 1984, July. A Comparison of Initial Consonant Acquisition in English and Quiché, The Third International Congress for the Study of Child Language, The University of Texas-Austin.

 

 

Pye, C. 1983, December. An Ethnography of Quiché Mayan Speech to Children, Linguistics Colloquium, The University of British Columbia.

 

 

Pye, C. & Bernstein Ratner, N. 1983, October. Higher Pitch in BT is not Universal: Data from Quiché Mayan and its Implications, The Eighth Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development.

 

 

Pye, C. 1982, December. Baby Talk in Quiché Mayan, 81st Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association.

 

 

Pye, C. 1982, October. Baby Talk in Quiché Mayan, The Seventh Annual Boston   University Conference on Language Development.

 

 

Pye, C. 1982, September. How Much Did You Pay?: Baby Talk in Quiché Mayan, 44th International Congress of Americanists, Manchester, England.

 

Pye, C. 1982, April. Mayan Motherese, Linguistics Colloquium, SUNY, Albany, NY.

 

 

Pye, C. 1981, December. Mayan Telegraphese: Children's First Words in Quiché   Mayan, 80th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association.

 

 

Pye, C. 1981, October. Children's First Verb Forms in Quiché Mayan: A Phonological Conspiracy Unmasked, The Sixth Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development.

 

Pye, C. 1981, August. Mayan Telegraphese: Stage I Speech in Quiché Mayan, The Second International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

 

 

Pye, C. 1980, December. The Acquisition of Grammatical Morphemes in Quiché   Mayan, 79th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association.

 

Pye, C. 1980, October. A Comparative Study of Grammatical Morpheme Acquisition, Department of Anthropology Colloquium, University of Pittsburgh.

 

Pye, C. 1980, March. The Acquisition of Person Markers in Quiché Mayan, Stanford Child Language Research Forum.

 

 

Pye, C. 1979, December. The Acquisition of Person Markers in Quiché Mayan Verbs, 78th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association.

 

 

Pye, C. 1974, May. Computer Simulation of Demographic Changes in Small Societies, Department of Anthropology Seminar on Processual Models, University of Pittsburgh.

 

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