HLS2 – program

Online HLS2, 15-17 December 2021
HLS2 will take place entirely online. Please send us an email if you wish to participate, as registration is compulsory


Wednesday 15 December
13:50 – 14:00 Welcome and opening remarks
14: 00 – 14:50 INVITED SPEAKER – Brechje van Osch (UiT, The Arctic University of Norway)

Structural and extra-linguistic factors determining code-switching in the noun phrase: insights from heritage Spanish, Papiamento and Turkish in the Netherlands

14:50- 15:00 Break
15:00- 15:35 Bryan Koronkiewicz (The University of Alabama)

Bilingual preposition-stranding acceptability in heritage speaker Spanish, English, and code-switching

15:35–16:10 Larisa Avram (University of Bucharest), Alexandru Mardale Mardale (Inalco Paris & CNRS SeDyL) and Elena Soare (University of Paris 8 & CNRS Structures Formelles du Langage)

Differential object marking and diachronic incrementation in child Heritage Romanian

16:10–16:25 Break
16:25-17:15 INVITED SPEAKER – Oksana Laleko (State University of New York at New Paltz)

Getting things in order: The dynamics of word order change in a flexible word order system

17:15 – 18:00 QUICK TALKS 1:

Elisa De Cristofaro and Linda Badan (University of Gent) – Discourse Markers in Heritage Italian spoken in Flanders

Alice Simonetto and Sílvia Perpiñán (University Pompeu Fabra) Agreement in Heritage Morphology: Past Forms in Veneto Speakers from Australia and Canada

Margherita Di Salvo – Inter-dialectal levelling and hypercorrection in differential object marking in Italo-Romance varieties as heritage languages

18:00- 18:10 Break
18:10-19:00 INVITED SPEAKER – Liliana Sánchez (University of Illinois Chicago)

Individual variability and the challenges of formalizing Heritage speakers’ syntax


Thursday 16 December
14:00 – 14:50 INVITED SPEAKER – Deniz Tat (UiT, The Arctic University of Norway)

Do Voice Systems Leak in Contact Situations?

14:50- 15:25 Grazia Di Pisa (University of Konstanz), Jason Rothman (UiT, The Arctic University of Norway) and Theodoros Marinis (University of Konstanz)

Gender Agreement in Italian as a Heritage Language: A Self-Paced Reading Study

15:25-15:40 Break
15:40-16:15 Wintai Tsehaye (University of Mannheim)

The right sentence periphery: syntactic variation in heritage German

16:15-16:50 Artemis Alexiadou (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, ZAS Berlin), Vasiliki Rizou (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin), Foteini Karkaletsou (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin) and Nikolaos Tsokanos (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)

Some asymmetries with adjectives in Heritage Greek: consequences for theories of agreement and the syntax of adjectives

16:50-17:05 break
17:05-17:40 Serkan Uygun (Bahcesehir University)

Computing Interface Properties in Heritage Turkish

17:40-18:30 INVITED SPEAKER – Elabbas Benmamoun (Duke University)

Movement and Dependencies in Heritage Language Syntax


Friday 17 December
14:00-14:50 INVITED SPEAKER – Suzanne Aalberse (University of Amsterdam)

Contrasting stability and divergence in Mandarin and Ambon Malay speakers in theNetherlands: the possibilities and limitations of generalizations

14:50-15:25 Ümit Atlamaz, Metin Bağrıaçık and Ömer Demirok (Bogazici University)

From Split-Ergativity Towards Accusativity in Heritage Kurmanji and Georgian

15:25-15:40 Break
15:40-16:25 QUICK TALKS 2

Nato Shavreshiani (TSU Arnold Chikobava Institute of Linguistics) – Parataxical constructions without predicate in Svan

Abbas Sultan (University of Kufa) – The Lexical Aspect in Resultatives in Shabaki

Mohammed Shormani (University of Cyprus) – Cypriot Arabic: some phonological and syntactic changes from mainstream Arabic

16:25-17:00 Shuaichen Liao and Yunchuan Chen (Duke University)

Scope assignment in Q-Neg sentences in English and French-dominant heritage Chinese speakers

17:00-17:15 Break
17:15-17:50 Tanya Ivanova-Sullivan (University of New Mexico), Irina A. Sekerina (City University of New York), Davood Tofighi (University of New Mexico) and Maria Polinsky (University of Maryland)

Reduction of computational cost in processing of clitic placement in Heritage Bulgarian: Evidence from online and offline measures

17:50-18:40 INVITED SPEAKER – Michael Putnam (Penn State University & The University of Greenwich)

The shape and size of defective domains in heritage language syntax