Call for Abstracts

Thirteenth Heritage Language Virtual Research Institute

We welcome abstracts for posters that address the following overarching questions:

  1. How does genetic and linguistic distance between the heritage language and the dominant language affect HL maintenance, grammatical representation, and pedagogical needs for HL learners?
  2. How does dialectal variation within the heritage language impact language instruction and pedagogy for heritage speakers?
  3. Variation can result from intergenerational variation, regional variation, or other forms of linguistic variation. What implications does dialectal variation in the Heritage Language have for the study of its grammatical representation in speakers?
  4. What specific needs do heritage speakers/learners of Indigenous languages have, and how can both the linguistic and education communities support local heritage and Indigenous communities in language maintenance/revitalization programs?

If you would like to present at the Institute, please submit your abstract (max: 500 words) by Monday, February 1, 2021.


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Published: Tuesday, November 3, 2020