PROGRAM – Workshop on Heritage Language Acquisition

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MONDAY SEPTEMBER 19 (Room: E0.101)
8:30 – 8:55                                                        REGISTRATION
8:55 – 9:00                                                       Opening remarks
             Eystein Dahl ─ Head of the Department of Language and Culture (ISK)
9:00 – 10:00 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Monika Schmid (University of Essex, UK)
How does age of onset affect L1 attrition in bilinguals?
Chair: Marit Westergaard
10:00 – 10:30 Wh-Question comprehension in Heritage English: Attrition, lack of resources or processing breakdown?
Efrat Harel (Kibbutzim College of Education, Israel), Sharon Armon-Lotem (Bar-Ilan University, Israel) & Irena Botwinik (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
   Session 2 (Chair: Marta Velnic)
11:00 – 11:30 Comparing heritage speakers and late acquirers in the context of bidialectal bilingualism: Data from production
Tammer Castro (UiT The Arctic University of Norway), Jason Rothman (University of Reading, UK & UiT The Arctic University of Norway) & Marit Westergaard (UiT The Arctic University of Norway & NTNU, Norway)
11:30 – 12:00 Copular Variation in Spanish: Implications for the Study of Heritage Speaker Spanish
Sara Sanchez-Alonso, Ashwini Deo & María Mercedes Piñango (Yale University, USA)
12:00 – 12:30 Development of perception of tone contrasts in Cantonese as a heritage language
Kan Ting Yan Rachel (University of Essex, UK)
13:30 – 14:30 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Álvaro Villegas (University of Central Florida, USA)
What can an eye-tracker tell us about the linguistic knowledge of heritage speakers?
Chair: Jason Rothman
 Session 3 (Chair: Antonio Fábregas)
14:30 – 15:00 Heritage Language Reversal: Phonological Processing in L2 English by Child Returnees
Neal Snape (Gunma Prefectural Women’s University, Japan), Makiko Hirakawa (Chuo University, Japan), Yahiro Hirakawa (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan), Hironobu Hosoi (Gunma Prefectural Women’s University, Japan) & John Matthews (Chuo University, Japan)
15:00 – 15:30 Language dominance as the main predictor for syntactic transfer in heritage speakers acquiring L3 English: Embedded wh-questions, lexical and phonological proficiency
Anika Lloyd-Smith (University of Konstanz, Germany), Henrik Gyllstad (Lund University, Sweden), Tanja Kupisch (University of Konstanz & UiT The Arctic University of Norway), Stefano Quaglia (University of Konstanz) & Lari-Valtteri Suhonen (Lund University)
 Session 4 (Chair: Jorge González Alonso)
16:00 – 16:30 Effects of parental input on heritage language development: A comparison across linguistic categories
Bernhard Brehmer & Tatjana Kurbangulova (University of Greifswald, Germany)
16:30 – 17:00 Grammatical Gender in Adult Spanish Heritage Speakers and Second Language Learners
Jessica Diebowski (University of Wuppertal, Germany)
17:00 – 17:30 Language mixing and diachronic change: Mixed American Norwegian noun phrases then and now
Brita Ramsevik Riksem (NTNU, Norway)
17:45 – 18:45 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Mike Putnam (Penn State University, USA)
Gradient representations in multilingual grammars
Chair: Terje Lohndal


19:00                                              ~ INFORMAL GET-TOGETHER ~
                                        Address: Árdna, Campus Breivika


9:00 – 10:00 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Janne Bondi Johannessen (MultiLing, University of Oslo, Norway)
Studying past and present Heritage Norwegian: Possibilities and pitfalls
Chair: Kristin Melum Eide
10:30 – 11:30                                                            POSTER SESSION
                                       (posters stay up for the remainder of the day)
   Session 5 (Chair: Yulia Rodina)
11:30 – 12:00 Perception and production of lexical pitch accent in heritage Lithuanian
Jessica Kantarovich (University of Chicago, USA)
12:00 – 12:30 Personal pronouns in American Norwegian: A new piece of the gender puzzle
Linn Iren Sjånes Rødvand (MultiLing, University of Oslo, Norway)
   Session 6 (Chair: Terje Lohndal)
13:30 – 14:00 Russian heritage speakers in Cyprus: Language proficiency and literacy skills
Sviatlana Karpava (University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus)
14:00 – 14:30 Language Dominance Affects Heritage Speaker Competence and Processing
Eloi Puig-Mayenco (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain), David Miller (University of Reading, UK) & Jason Rothman (University of Reading & UiT The Arctic University of Norway)
14:30 – 15:00 Subject position in heritage Spanish in the Netherlands: Internal and external interfaces
Brechje van Osch, Elisabet García González, Suzanne Aalberse, Aafke Hulk & Petra Sleeman (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
15:00 – 15:30 The interpretation of overt and null pronominal subjects in Portuguese-German heritage bilinguals
Esther Rinke (University of Frankfurt, Germany) & Cristina Flores (Universidade do Minho, Portugal)
   Session 7 (Chair: Jason Rothman)
16:00 – 16:30 The role of proficiency in Turkish heritage speakers’ processing of pronouns
Gloria-Mona Knospe & Claudia Felser (Potsdam Research Institute for Multilingualism, University of Potsdam, Germany)
16:30 – 17:00 “I understand what you’re saying, I just don’t speak it”: The role of morphosyntactic processing in the comprehension of Heritage Spanish receptive bilinguals
Bonnie C. Holmes (University of North Georgia, USA)
17:00 – 17:30 Intergenerational changes in Norwegian heritage language of the American Midwest
Kristin Melum Eide (NTNU, Norway) & Arnstein Hjelde (Østfold University College, Norway)
17:45 – 18:45 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Maria Polinsky (University of Maryland, USA)
Structure vs. use in heritage languages
Chair: Tanja Kupisch


19:45                           ~ CONFERENCE DINNER: Kitchen & Table Restaurant ~



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