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LINGUIST List 23.2116

Wed May 02 2012

Calls: Applied Ling, Socioling, Language Acquisition, Psycholing/Canada

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

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Date: 30-Apr-2012
From: Olivia Marasco <heritage.conf.2012gmail.com>
Subject: The Road Less Travelled
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Full Title: The Road Less Travelled

Date: 26-Oct-2012 - 27-Oct-2012
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Contact Person: Olivia Marasco
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://individual.utoronto.ca/perezleroux/site/roadlesstravelled.html

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-May-2012

Meeting Description:

Heritage languages are the ancestral languages of speakers immersed in a dominant language environment. This international interdisciplinary conference on heritage languages and heritage language acquisition consists of plenaries and short format presentations treating current research on the following topics: heritage language sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, acquisition, linguistic analysis, and education. Additional events include sessions on students' language histories, and a conversation with Toronto writers Ricardo Sternberg and Martha Batiz, Poets in exile: The language I write in.

Invited Speakers and Topics:

Terry Au, University of Hong Kong - Access to Childhood Language Memory
Nancy Hornberger, University of Pennsylvania - Heritage Languages in Education
Naomi Nagy, University of Toronto - Sociolinguistics of Heritage Languages
Maria Polinsky, Harvard University - Attrition in Heritage Languages
Thomas Ricento, University of Calgary - Language Policy
Carmen Silva-Corvalán, University of Southern California - Language Acquisition in Heritage Contexts

Call for Papers:

Presentation format: poster sessions and Pecha Kucha* presentations

Abstracts: Max. 1 page (12 pt. font)

Email and website: heritage.conf.2012gmail.com; http://individual.utoronto.ca/perezleroux/site/roadlesstravelled.html

Please submit an anonymous abstract and include the following information in the body of your email: 1) author's name, contact, and affiliation, 2) title of presentation, 3) preferred format of presentation (poster, Pecha Kucha or either)

*Pecha Kucha is a fixed presentation format in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each for a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds. All presenters must follow the time limit. We ask that all accepted presenters submit a draft of their Pecha Kucha slides by the end of August. For more information on Pecha Kucha please consult the following websites:


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