LINGUIST List 23.1518

Mon Mar 26 2012

Confs: Language Acquisition, General Ling/USA

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <>

Date: 26-Mar-2012
From: Barbara Pearson <>
Subject: Conference on Formal Approaches to Heritage Language
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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:

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 TorontoAcrisio Pires, University of MichiganMaria Polinsky, Harvard University

We now have the schedule of talks posted

Registration is open at

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

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