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Full Title: Structural Changes in Heritage Languages

      
Short Title: STRUCHER
Location: Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands
Start Date: 23-Jan-2013 - 25-Jan-2013
Contact: Suzanne Aalberse
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: A heritage speaker is someone who grows up with a family language in the home which is different from the surrounding dominant language. This conference focuses on structural change in the language of heritage speakers.

Invited Speakers:

Ad Backus, University of Tilburg
Silvina Montrul, University of Illinois
Li Wei, University College London
Maria Polinsky, Harvard University

Location: De Leeuwenhorst, Noordwijkerhout (not far from Schiphol airport)

We hope to be able to cover a substantial part of the accommodation expenses for accepted speakers.
Linguistic Subfield: Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 23.2022


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