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HLS program

1st Heritage Language Syntax virtual conference 


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, UiL-OTS, Utrecht University, ERC Microcontact

Subjects in Italo-Romance heritage varieties

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

Deixis and indexicals in contact and in diachrony

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

Structural optionality in heritage speakers’ narratives