LINGUIST List 32.959

Tue Mar 16 2021

FYI: Second Call for Chapters: Italian as a Heritage Language

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 14-Mar-2021
From: Francesco Romano <>
Subject: Second Call for Chapters: Italian as a Heritage Language
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The editor of “Linguistic approaches to Italian as a heritage language” invites you to submit a chapter to an edited volume to be pitched to John Benjamins publishing. The volume will contain recent research on the thriving area of heritage language acquisition focusing on Italian, a lesser-studied language, which is nevertheless important for the development of heritage language bilingualism on many fronts. For one, Italian is typologically similar to its Romance brother, Spanish, which currently continues to stand at the forefront of the heritage language research landscape. The ability to juxtapose Italian to Spanish enables us to test current tentative hypotheses based on the mainstream findings of Spanish as a heritage language and draw firmer conclusions upon it. In addition, as a morphologically-rich language, Italian presents a robust case for detailing the acquisition of inflectional morphology, a domain which has time and again shown to constitute a staple of ab initio normal language development, atypical language development, and non-native language attainment.

In the first round of submissions, simple proposals for chapters that describe previously unpublished whole or parts of empirical studies focusing on any of phonology, semantics, syntax, morphology, and pragmatics are encouraged. The proposal should be submitted via email to the editor (see information below) and must contain the following:

1. A tentative title
2. Domain of grammar
3. Number of tables expected
4. A current CV

All queries welcome.

Francesco Romano
Södertörn University
Department of English
School of Culture and Education
Alfred Nobels Allé 7
141 89 Stockholm

Thank you and Education
Alfred Nobels Allé 7
141 89 Stockholm

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): Italian (ita)
Language Family(ies): Romance

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