Workshop Program

Heritage Languages at the Crossroads (HL@Cross): cultural contexts, individual differences and methodologies (See the full schedule with abstracts via this link)

Monday, May 29th

09:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 09:45 Opening/Welcome
09:45 – 10:45Prof. Aylin Küntay
Koç University
Plenary Role of Social Interactions in Early Language Learning
10:45 – 11:00Break
Session 1 Chair: Brechje van Osch
11:00 – 11:30Investigating the linguistic and social effects of the first year of schooling on the grammar of child heritage speakers: focus on Polish heritage children in the UKAnna Hart, Laura Domínguez, E: Jamieson
11:30 – 12:00Toward understanding the variability in Turkish heritage language children’s acquisition of evidentialityAylin Coskun Kunduz, Silvina Montrul
12:00 – 12:30Lunch
12:30 – 14:30Poster session
Session 2Chair: Khadij Gharibi
14:30 – 15:00Characterizing heritage Spanish speakers’ bilingualism: The role of objective, subjective, and language experience measuresAlicia Luque, Bernard Issa, Mandy Faretta-Stutenberg, Harriet Bowden, Bryan Koronkiewicz
15:00 – 15:30Cortical Thickness is Related to Variability in Heritage Bilingual Language ProficiencyMy Nguyen, Kelly Vaughn, Hannah Claussenius-Kalman, Pilar Archila-Suerte and Arturo Hernandez
15:30 – 15:45Break
Session 3Chair: Nadine Kolb
15:45 – 16:15Predictive processing of case-marking cues in Turkish-Dutch bilingual children and adultsFigen Karaca, Susanne Brouwer, Sharon Unsworth, Falk Huettig
16:15 – 16:45Language Use Modulates Processing of Island Constraints in Heritage Language SpeakersGita Martohardjono, Michael Johns, Daniela Castillo, Pamela Franciotti, Ilaria Porru
16:45 – 17:15The role of INFL in code-switchingCharlotte Pauw, Rodi Laanen, Luis López, M:Carmen Parafita Couto
17:15 – 17:45Break
PlenaryProf. Patrick Rebuschat
Lancaster University, University of Tübingen
17:45 – 18:45The contribution of cross-situational statistical learning to the study of heritage languages

Tuesday, May 30th 

PlenaryDr. Oksana Laleko
University of New York at New Paltz
9:00 – 10:00Rethinking heritage language exceptionalism: Implications from information structure research
10:00 – 10:30 Break
Session 1Chair: Yanina Prystauka
10:30 – 11:00The Lexicon of Hebrew Heritage Speakers: Modeling a complex networkClara Fridman, Natalia Meir
11:00 – 11:30Lexical development in Russian heritage language across different national contexts: Germany, Norway, and the United KingdomYulia Rodina, Alexandra Bogoyavlenskaya, Natalia Mitrofanova, Marit Westergaard
11:30 – 12:00Language Experience Impacts L2 English Scope ComputationLeeann Stover, Irina Sekerina, Gita Martohardjono
12:00 – 13:00Lunch
Junior PlenariesDr. Sergio Miguel Pereira Soares
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Dr. Grazia DiPisa
University of Konstanz
13:00 – 14:30Uncovering Heritage Speakers Online Processing: The case of Heritage Italians in Germany
14:30 – 15:15Break
Session 2Chair: Jiuzhou Hao
15:15 – 15:45Prediction and Lexical Interference during sentence processing in Russian Heritage SpeakersYanina Prystauka, Reinaldo Cabrera Perez, Jason Rothman
15:45 – 16:45How categorical is bilingualism? Using a Support Vector Machine to predict the profile of a speakerMoreno Ignazio Coco, Giuditta Smith, Roberta Spelorzi, Maria Garraffa
16:15 – 16:45“Drop it like it’s hot” – a multi-factorial interplay of subject realization in Greek, Russian and TurkishOnur Özsoy, Vasiliki Rizou, Maria Martynova, Natalia Gagarina, Artemis Alexiadou, Luka Szucsich
16:45 – 17:15Break
PlenaryProf. Cécile De Cat
University of Leeds,
UiT Arctic University of Norway
17:15 – 18:15What predicts HL proficiency during the first years of formal schooling in the societal language?
18:15 – 18:30Closing