HLS program

1st Heritage Language Syntax virtual conference 

HLS1 will take place online. The talks will be hosted on the OSF from the 12th to the 16th of October.
On the 16th of October at 15:00 CEST there will be a round table with the invited speakers who will discuss issues around heritage language syntax. The round table will take place on Zoom and will be transmitted on the StreamGram Youtube channel .

If you wish to join the Zoom session and participate in the discussion please email us at microcontact@uu.nl.


Invited speakers

Werner Abraham, University of Vienna

Kashubian – Heritage Low German as superstrate vs. the native roof-L Polish as substrate

Göz Kaufmann, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Missing in Action: Variation of the Temporal Auxiliary häwa ‘have’ in Past Counterfactuals in Pomeranian

Terje Lohndal, NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology & UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Verb movement in American Norwegian: V2, non-V2, and cross-linguistic influence

Maria del Carmen Parafita Couto, Leiden University

What is heritage syntax? Cross-community evidence

Maria Polinsky, University of Maryland

Not everything is lost: Differential restructuring in heritage language compared to the baseline

Gertjan Postma, Meertens Instituut

Loss of the diminutive in Heritage Pomeranian in Espírito Santo – consequences for formal grammar

Jason Rothman, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Heritage Language Epistemology

Marit Westergaard, UiT The Arctic University of Norway & NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Grammatical Gender in Russian Heritage Language across five countries: External factors, sensitivity to cues, and cross-linguistic influence


Conference talks

Suzanne Aalberse, Francesca Moro & Josje Verhagen, University of Amsterdam & Leiden University

The hyperextension of aspect marking in heritage Chinese and Ambon Malay in the Netherlands: one phenomenon, two causes

Agustina Carando, University of California, Davis

Spanish in the United States and the role of English: Is there a case for contact-induced change?

Antonio Codina,

Bare singular count nouns in Dutch heritage language speakers in Brazil

Roberta D’Alessandro & Gigi Andriani, UiL-OTS, Utrecht University, ERC Microcontact

Microcontact: where we are, what we have found, where we are going

Evangelia Daskalaki, Vicki Chondrogianni & Elma Blom, University of Alberta, The University of Edinburgh, Utrecht University

The language development of heritage speakers: protracted or different?

Tim Diaubalick, Natasha Pomino & Katrin Schmitz, Bergische Universität Wuppertal

Resolving optionality in heritage language acquisition? A pilot study on Differential Object Marking in Spanish in contact with German

Alberto Frasson & Brechje van Osch, UiL-OTS, Utrecht University (ERC Microcontact) & UiT The Arctic University of Norway

The distribution of null subjects in heritage languages: the case of Friulian subject clitics

Veronica Girolami, University of Verona

Auxiliary Selection in Italo-Canadian Heritage Speakers

Cristina Guardiano, Giuseppe Longobardi & Melita Stavrou, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, University of York & Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Structural contact in the Greek-speaking domain

Sercan Karakaş, Boğaziçi University Istanbul

Low and High Applicatives in Pomak

Ann Hildah Kinyua & Fridah Erastus, Chuka University & Kenyatta University

Resolving Optionalities in the Speech of Immigrant Somali Child-speakers in Eastleigh, Kenya

Maria Martynova, Luka Szucsich & Natalia Gagarina, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin & Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft

Optionality of Verb Placement in Subordinate Clauses in Heritage Russian in Germany

Anastasia Paspali & Vasiliki Rizou, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Grammatical aspect in Heritage Greek: Does cross-linguistic influence play a role?

Tahereh Rezaei, Cultural Heritage Iran

First notes on the syntax of Kholosi as a heritage language in the south of Iran

Marko Simonovic & Boban Arsenijevic, University of Graz

Code-switching to avoid paradigm gaps: Verb integration in Austrian BCMS

Elena Soare, Université de Paris 8

Remarks on the Case system of Heritage Romanian with French as a majority language

Luana Sorgini, UiL-OTS, Utrecht University, ERC Microcontact

DOM in Italo-Romance heritage varieties

Deniz Tat, UiT The Arctic University of Norway & Leiden University

Light Verb Constructions in Heritage Turkish and the Nature of Borrowing through Bilingual Mixing

Silvia Terenghi, UiL-OTS, Utrecht University, ERC Microcontact

Indexicality is not affected by contact: Ternary demonstrative systems in Italo-Romance HLs

Wintai Tsehaye, Tatiana Pashkova, Rosemarie Tracy & Shanley Allen, University of Mannheim & University of Kaiserslautern

Structural optionality in heritage speakers’ narratives