27.3543, Calls: Gen Ling, Lang Acq, Ling Theories, Psycholing/Netherlands

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Subject: 27.3543, Calls: Gen Ling, Lang Acq, Ling Theories, Psycholing/Netherlands

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Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2016 14:45:12
From: Lisa Cheng [L.L.Cheng at hum.leidenuniv.nl]
Subject: Heritage Language Knowledge and Acquisition

Full Title: Heritage Language Knowledge and Acquisition 

Date: 14-Mar-2017 - 14-Mar-2017
Location: Leiden, Netherlands 
Contact Person: Hamida Demirdache
Meeting Email: hamida.demirdache at univ-nantes.fr
Web Site: https://glow2017.wordpress.com/glow-2017-programme/workshop-iii-heritage-language-knowledge-and-acquisition/ 

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Linguistic Theories; Psycholinguistics 

Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2016 

Meeting Description:

Heritage language bilinguals acquire a minority home/Heritage language (HL)
from birth as well as a different Majority Language (ML) of the ambient
society they grow up in. In their first years of life, heritage language users
acquire their HL from their parents, siblings and larger family in a
naturalistic way. Increased exposure to the ML typically means reduced input
and unstable exposure to the HL. Moreover, the language input they receive may
be different from that of monolingual speakers who grow up in a society where
the language in question is the dominant language, e.g. because the parents
are second- or third-generation immigrants with some attrition of their first
language or because of changes due to language contact. 

HL users do not fit into the dichotomy native vs. non-native, or L1 vs. L2
speakers. Unlike L2 speakers (but like native speakers), heritage speakers are
exposed to the target language during the critical period. Just like L2
speakers, heritage speakers fail to converge on the target language,
exhibiting variability in ultimate attainment. In particular, HL users can
exhibit varying degrees of command of their first (heritage) language and
their second (majority) language, ranging from mere receptive competence (so
called passive or receptive bilingualism), to proficiency in the two
languages, but with a strongly dominant majority language. [See seminal papers
by Andersen 1982, Benmamoun, Montrul & Polinsky 2010, 2013 among many others].

Invited Speakers:

Silvina Montrul, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


Hamida Demirdache & Janet Grijzenhout 
LLING, UMR 6310/University of Nantes & University of Konstanz

Call for Papers:

We seek to bring together researchers on heritage languages to shed new light
on the long standing issues that knowledge of language and acquisition raise.
We invite submissions that address (but are not limited to) the following

- Native vs. heritage vs. second language knowledge and acquisition
- Heritage acquisition vs. language attrition 
- Heritage speaker knowledge: comprehension vs. production 
- How can HL research contribute to our knowledge of the language faculty and
language development?

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 November 2016

All submissions for this workshop should be sent via the Easy Chair site for
GLOW: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=glow40.

All papers submitted for Heritage Language Knowledge and Acquisition should
adhere strictly to the following guidelines:

- Abstracts must not exceed two A4 pages in length (including data and
references), have one inch (2.5 cm) margins on all sides, be set in Times New
Roman with a font size no smaller than 12pt and single line spacing.
- Examples, tables, graphs, etcetera must be integrated into the text of the
abstract, rather than collected at the end.
- The abstract must be completely anonymous: nothing in the abstract, the
title, or the name of the document should identify the author(s).
- At most two submissions per author, at most one of which can be
- Authors may submit the same abstract to both the main colloquium for GLOW
and one of the workshops, and it must be made clear what the authors’
preference is should the abstract be accepted to both.

Only submissions in pdf format will be accepted.


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