[lg policy] call: 2nd Workshop on Immigrant Languages in America

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 14 20:33:41 UTC 2011

2nd Workshop on Immigrant Languages in America

Date: 21-Sep-2011 - 24-Sep-2011
Location: Vinstra, Gudbrandsdalen, Norway
Contact: Janne Johannessen
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.hf.uio.no/iln/english/about/organization/text-laboratory/news-events/events/2011/feforseminar-norskiamerika.html

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Language
Documentation; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

The 2nd Workshop on Immigrant Languages in America will be held at
Fefor Høifjellshotell in Norway 21-24. September 2011.

Topics: New research into old immigrant languages in America,
including all areas of linguistics: phonetics, phonology, morphology,
syntax, semantics, lexicography, bilingualism, acquisition, variation
and change.

Wednesday, 21 September

Travel by train Oslo/Gardermoen - Vinstra. Three alternatives:

08.07/08.33 - 11.14: Lunch and short walk at Fefor
10.37/11.05 - 14.01 (change of train in Lillehammer)
Lunch at the train!(14.17/14.45 - 17.22)

15:00 - 15:10

15:10 – 15:50
On the Icelandic language in America - Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir (U Iceland)

15:50 – 16:30
On Immigrant Swedish in Misiones, Argentina - Gunvor Flodell (U Umeå)

16:30 - 16:50
Coffee and Fruit

16:50 – 17:30
The Language of Coon Valley and Westby from the 1940s to 2010 -
Arnstein Hjelde (HiØ)

17:30 - 18:10
The Norwegian Language of the American Midwest: Old-fashioned and
Standardized - Janne Bondi Johannessen and Signe Laake (UiO)

Towards Bokmål?


Thursday, 22 September

09:00 - 09:40
Functional Convergence and Extension in Contact: Syntactic and Semantic
Attributes of the Progressive Aspect in Pennsylvania Dutch - Josh
Brown (U Wisconsin) and Mike Putnam (Penn State U)

09:40 - 10:20
Word Order Variation in Bilingual Acquisition and Attrition: The Case of
Norwegian Possessive Constructions - Merete Andersen and Marit Westergaard (UiT)

10:20 - 10:40

10:40 - 11:20
Heritage Language Obstruent Phonetics and Phonology: American
Norwegian Stop Duration - Brent Allen and Joe Salmons (U Wisconsin)

11:20 - 12:00
Tracing a Sound Change in New Braunfels German - Mar Pierce and Hans
Boas (U Texas, Austin)

12:00 - 13:00

13:00 – 15:00
Walk to Feforkampen

15:15 – 15:55
Looking for Contact-induced Change in Heritage Languages [N=442] -
Naomi Nagy (U Toronto)

15:55 - 16:35
'That's the Finnish Grammar Coming Out of My Mind'; Typological
Constraints on Code-switching in Two Finnic-speaking Communities - Pia
Lane UiO)

16:35 - 17:00
Coffee and fruit

17:00 - 17:40
Codeswitching Data in Amerikanorsk and the Theoretical Analysis of
Tense - Tor Åfarli (NTNU)

17:40 - 18:20
Swedish in America - Past and Present - Ida Larsson (UiO), Maia
Andréasson (GU), Benjamin Lyngfelt (GU), Jenny Nilsson (ILF), Sofia
Tingsell (GU)

19.00 Dinner

Friday, 23 September

09:00 - 09:40
Extraclausal Structures in Amish Varieties of Pennsylvania Dutch -
Mark L. Louden (U Wisconsin)

09:40 - 10:20
On Modality in Immigrant Language: The Case of Spu:st in Spoken
Norwegian in the Midwest - Kristin Eide and Arnstein Hjelde (NTNU and

10:20 - 10:40

10:.40 – 11:20
Transnational and Translocal Identities Among Norwegian Descendants in
the US - Anne Golden and Elizabeth Lanza (UiO)

11:20 – 12:00
Some Comments on Leachman's Norsk-Engelsk Lomme-Ordbog
Norwegian-English Pocket Dictionary and Manual of Useful Information.
Milwakee, Wis. USA 1897 - Ruth Vatvedt Fjeld (UiO)

12:00 - 15:30
Lunch and guided tour at Sygard Grytting - an old farm and a hotel
owned by the same family during the past 700 years

15:45 - 16:25
On Attrition in American Norwegian Syntax - Janne Bondi Johannessen (UiO)

16:25 – 16:45
Coffee and fruit

16.45 - 17:25
One Feature of Wisconsin West Frisian Morphophonology - Todd Ehresmann
and Joshua Bousquette (U Wisconsin)

17:25 – 18:.10
Some Features of Norwegian in Wisconsin - Lucas Annear and Kristin
Speth (U Wisconsin)

Workshop dinner

Saturday, 24 September

(Early train: 03:11 Vinstra Gardermoen)
(Early train: 06:09 Vinstra Gardermoen)

Bus departs

11:59 - 14:40
Vinstra - Gardermoen


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