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LINGUIST List 23.1460

Thu Mar 22 2012

Calls: General Linguistics/USA

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Date: 22-Mar-2012
From: Michael Putnam <mtp12psu.edu>
Subject: 3rd Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas
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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: < click here to access email >
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:

immigrantlanguages3psu.edu

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



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