Topics discussed at the Think Tank for the Intersection of Linguistic Research and Augmentative and
Alternative Communication (AAC).
   Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. August 8-9, 2011

  • Introduction and Welcome.    
   Carol Tenny, Co-Chair
   Katya Hill, Co-Chair; University of Pittsburgh
   Eric Nyberg; Carnegie Mellon University
  • From the point of view of the AAC speaker.   
   Chris Klein; Clay Vessel, Inc.
  • A linguistic research track at ISAAC 2012.   
   Lyle Lloyd; Purdue University

Session  2:   Language and Modality                

  • Questions relating ASL and AAC.    
   Judy Shepherd-Kegl; University of Southern Maine

Session 3:  NeuroLinguistics and Psycholinguistics        

  • What can we do with neuro-linguistics?  Some background.
    William Idsardi; University of Maryland
   Carol Tenny, Katya Hill
  • Keystroke analysis of morphology produced on an AAC system.    
   Tom Kovacs; University of Pittsburgh

Session 4:  Language Acquisition                

  • What can we ask about Language Acquisition and AAC?                
   Helen Stickney; University of Pittsburgh
  • Lennart: Insights into the language acquisition process from a German boy communicating with an AAC device.
        Monika Ortloff;  University of Cologne        
Think Tank
The Intersection of Linguistic Research
and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)