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

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Tue Mar 27 15:17:47 UTC 2012

Conference on Formal Approaches to Heritage Language

Date: 21-Apr-2012 - 22-Apr-2012
Location: Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
Contact: Barbara Pearson
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.umass.edu/larc/events/FAHL.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Acquisition

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.

Sponsored by the Language Acquisition Research Center of the
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Invited Speakers:

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

We now have the schedule of talks posted

Registration is open at http://heritage-workshop.eventbrite.com/

Registration $40 regular/ $20 student--FREE through March 31
Register now.


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