[lg policy] call: Conference on Formal Approaches to Heritage Language

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 21 15:30:18 UTC 2012

Conference on Formal Approaches to Heritage Language

Date: 20-Apr-2012 - 21-Apr-2012
Location: Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
Contact Person: Barbara Pearson
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 29-Feb-2012

Meeting Description:

'Heritage speakers' have been described by Polinsky and Kagan (2007)
as people raised in a home where one language is spoken, but who
subsequently switch to another dominant language. This conference aims
to explore the formal properties of Heritage Speaker grammars and
where they diverge from both native 'baseline' and L2 speaker
grammars. The program will also include a workshop on research
techniques for heritage languages.

Invited Speakers:

Ana Perez-Leroux, University of Toronto
Acrisio Pires, University of Michigan
Maria Polinsky, Harvard University

Call for Papers:

Abstracts for presentations or posters are solicited on both
theoretical and acquisition issues that connect Heritage to L1 or L2

Priority will be given to work that addresses specific theoretical
domains, such as, but not limited to: aspect, binding, quantification,
and movement and more specifically, agreement, case, tense, and mood.

Talks will be 20 minutes long, with 10 minutes for discussion.
Abstracts should be one page, font size 12 pt., with one-inch margins.
A second page may (optionally) be used for examples, tables or graphs,
and references. In order to maintain anonymity during the review
process, please do not include your name or otherwise identify
yourself anywhere in your abstract.

Abstracts should be sent by email in pdf format to
bpearsonresearch.umass.edu. Please use 'abstract submission' as
subject heading. The body of the message should include the author's
name(s), title, and contact information. The deadline for submissions
is midnight (EST) February 29, 2012. Notifications of acceptance will
be sent out by March 10.

For more information about the call or the conference, contact
roeperlinguist.umass.edu, amaralspanport.umass.edu or


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