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Full Title: 4th Annual Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas

      
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Start Date: 19-Sep-2013 - 21-Sep-2013
Contact: Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.conference.hi.is/heritagelanguages/
Meeting Description: 4th Annual Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas

The 4th Annual Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas will take place at the University of Iceland on September 19-21, 2013.

Keynote Speaker is Maria Polinsky, Professor of Linguistics, Director of the Language Science Lab, Harvard University.

The workshop is organized by The Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages and The Centre for Research in the Humanities at the University of Iceland.

For further information, please visit our website (under construction):

http://www.conference.hi.is/heritagelanguages/

Links to Previous Workshops:

http://www.psu.edu/dept/heritagelangs/index.htm
http://www.hf.uio.no/iln/english/about/organization/text-laboratory/news-events/events/2011/feforseminar-norskiamerika.html
http://uppermidwesterncultures.blogspot.no/2010/07/investigating-immigrant-languages-in.html

Organisers:

Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir, birnaarn@hi.is (University of Iceland)
Janne Bondi Johannessen, j.b.johannessen@iln.uio.no (University of Oslo)
Mike Putnam, syntaxpunk@gmail.com (Penn State University)
Joseph Salmons, jsalmons@wisc.edu (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

Funded by Hugvísindastofnun and SVF
Linguistic Subfield: Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 24.2064


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