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Message1: 3rd Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas
From:Michael Putnam mtp12 at psu.edu
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Full Title: 3rd Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas 

Date: 27-Sep-2012 - 29-Sep-2012
Location: University Park, PA, USA 
Contact Person: Michael Putnam
Meeting Email: mtp12 at psu.edu
Web Site: http://www.psu.edu/dept/heritagelangs/index.htm 

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 31-May-2012 

Meeting Description:

In the aftermath of immigration, new generations often speak 'heritage languages', a notion Rothman (2009) defines this way: 

A language qualifies as a heritage language if it is a language spoken at home or otherwise readily available to young children, and crucially this language is not a dominant language of the larger (national) society. 

Heritage languages have only recently become a major topic of interest among linguists, explored for their implications for linguistic theory, especially in terms of acquisition, attrition and change. This workshop aims to promote discussion of heritage languages across different languages, subfields and theoretical persuasions.

Plenary Speaker:

John Lipski 

Call for Papers:

We invite abstracts for 20-minute presentations on any aspect of the linguistics (e.g., structural, generative, historical, sociolinguistic, or experimental) of heritage languages in the Americas. Abstracts can be a maximum of two pages in length (including diagrams, charts, and references), and should be sent anonymously this email address: 

immigrantlanguages3 at psu.edu

The submission deadline is May 31, 2012. We will contact those accepted for presentation by June 30, 2012.

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