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LINGUIST List 23.4045

Mon Oct 01 2012

Confs: Applied Ling, Language Acquisition, Psycholing, Socioling, General Ling/Canada

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <xiyanlinguistlist.org>

Date: 27-Sep-2012
From: Joanne Markle LaMontagne <heritage.conf.2012gmail.com>
Subject: The Road Less Travelled
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The Road Less Travelled

Date: 26-Oct-2012 - 27-Oct-2012
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Contact: Olivia Marasco
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://individual.utoronto.ca/perezleroux/site/roadlesstravelled.html

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

Heritage languages are the ancestral languages of speakers immersed in a dominant language environment. This international interdisciplinary conference on heritage languages and heritage language acquisition consists of plenaries and short format presentations treating current research on the following topics: heritage language sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, acquisition, linguistic analysis, and education. Additional events include sessions on students’ language histories, and a conversation with Toronto writers Ricardo Sternberg and Martha Batiz, Poets in exile: The language I write in.

Invited Speakers
Terry Au, University of Hong Kong
Nancy Hornberger, University of Pennsylvania
Naomi Nagy, University of Toronto
Maria Polinsky, Harvard University
Carmen Silva-Corvalán, University of Southern California
Thomas Ricento, University of Calgary

Preliminary Program

The Road Less Travelled: International conference on heritage languages and heritage language acquisition

October 26-27, 2012

Victoria College, Alumni Hall and Old Chapel
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Registration: Pre-registration is free and ends Monday October 15, 2012. On-site registration will be $20. To pre-register please email to heritage.conf.2012gmail.com with your name and affiliation.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Welcome and opening remarks

Plenary: Nancy H. Hornberger, University of Pennsylvania

Pecha kucha session

Linguistics for Heritage Language Learners: A need for revision
Maite Correa-Dominguez, Colorado State University

Ideological Challenges in Indigenous Heritage Language Education in the Urban Amazon
Sarah Shulist, University of Western Ontario


Plenary: Sociolinguistics of Heritage Languages
Naomi Nagy, University of Toronto

Pecha kucha session

Attrition in Geminates in the Iranian-Canadian Community: Across three generations?
Yasaman Rafat, University of Western Ontario

Speech Rate Across Generations in two Toronto Heritage Languages
Marisa Brook & Naomi Nagy, University of Toronto


Plenary: The Consequences of Official Bilingualism on the Status of Non-official Languages in Canada
Thomas Ricento, University of Calgary

Student testimonials


Poets in Exile: The language I write in
Martha Batiz, Glendon Campus, York University
Ricardo Sternberg, University of Toronto

Reception (Location: Foyer in Old Vic)

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Plenary: Heritage Language Acquisition in Childhood
Carmen Silva-Corvalán, University of Southern California

Pecha kucha session

The Use of Korean Light Verb hay in English Main Verbs: Code-switching by Korean heritage children
Sunny Park-Johnson, DePaul University

Heritage Language Acquisition and Retention: A study of Canadian-born Romanian-speaking bilingual children
Maria Claudi Petrescu & Rena Helms-Park, University of Toronto


Pecha kucha session

Heritage Languages in the Toronto Linguistic Landscape: Indexing belonging and deviance
Phillip Sebastian Angermeyer, York University

Going beyond Bilingual in Montreal: Heritage language practices in a context of not one but two dominant languages
Mela Sarkar, Alison Crump, Theophano Georgiou, Sumanthra Govender, Katie Green, Diane Emerson, Seong Man Park, Yasuko Senoo, Noor Tamannah
McGill University

Probing for Productive Capacity in Receptive Bilinguals: Elicited immitation in Labrador Inuttitut
Marina Sherkina-Lieber, York University

Poster session and catered lunch (See below for poster presentations)

Pecha kucha session

A Look at the Overt Pronoun Constraint: Polish heritage speakers in Canada
Ewelina Barski, University of Western Ontario

Canadian and US Spanish Heritage Speakers: The effect of input, language contact and transfer
Elena Valenzuela, University of Ottawa
Jason Rothman, University of Florida
Kristina Borg, University of Ottawa
Diego Pascual, University of Florida
Manuela Pinto, University of Utrecht

Plenary: Access to Childhood Language Memory in Re-learning a Heritage Language
Terry Au, The University of Hong Kong


Pecha kucha session

Pursuing Heritage Language Maintenance in Japan-What are the Options?
Mitsuyo Sakamoto, Sophia University (Japan)

Korean Language Maintenance in Canada and the United States: Societal, Contact, and Attitudinal Factors
Mihyon Jeon, York University

Plenary: Heritage speakers: Learning about them, learning from them
Maria Polinsky, Harvard University

Closing remarks

Poster Session, Saturday October 27, 2012, from 12:30-2:00.

Bridging Continents: The Indian-American linguistic experience
Geeta Aneja, University of Pennsylvania

Heritage Languages and Education in China: Untapped potential for theory, research and practice
Stephen Bahry & Jia Luo, University of Toronto

Preserving a ''Progressive Political Culture'': Language maintenance factors in the context of exile
Ava Becker, University of Alberta

Morphological Attrition and Phonological Maintenance in a Heritage Speaker of Finnish
Emily Cibelli, University of California at Berkeley

Discourses Affecting Heritage Language Learners in a Bilingual Program
Roswita Dressler, University of Calgary

''…just 'cause you don't speak Spanish at home doesn't mean that you can't be the MVP'':
Investigating the Impact of Instructional Stance on Positions Assumed by Heritage Language Learners
(HLLs) and Foreign Language Learners (FLLs) in One Heterogeneous Spanish Class
Elizabeth Goulette, The State University of New York at Buffalo

The Construct of L1 (Heritage Japanese) and L2 (English) Writing Skills among Japanese-Speaking Children in Toronto
Kazuko Nakajima, University of Toronto;
Misa Fukukawa, The Japanese School of Toronto Shokokai
Aiko Sano, Hokkaido University
Tomoko Nakano, Brooklyn Nihongo Gakuen
Yuko Ikuta, Chubu University

Perfect Timing: Child heritage acquisition of the Spanish present perfect in a Francophone context
Joanne Markle LaMontagne, University of Toronto

Use of Pronouns in Hungarian as a Heritage Language. A Comparative Study
Timea Molnár, University of Szeged

Transcending Cultural Boundaries: Reading Harry Potter in Nepali and Swedish
Rahat Naqvi & Sarah Clark, University of Calgary

Heritage Language Instruction in Sweden: A long but threatened (?) tradition
Lilian Nygren-Junkin, Gothenburg University, Sweden

Modern Hebrew Language as a Heritage Language? And for Whom?
Dina Roginsky, Yale University

Interrogative Inversion in Spanish-English Bilinguals: Instances of Bidirectional Transfer
Nelleke Strik, Dalhousie University
Alejandro Cuza, Purdue University

Gender Differences in Heritage Learners' Pragmatic Sensitivity
Medha Tare, University of Maryland

Affinity Identity Analysis of Japanese Heritage Language Learners
Naoko Takei, Simon Fraser University

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