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Call for papers: 9th Annual Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas

Mis à jour : 11 Mar 2018

WILA 9, 25-27 October 2018

In the aftermath of immigration, new generations often speak “heritage languages”, a notion Rothman (2009) defines in this way: “A language qualifies as a heritage language if it is a language spoken at home or otherwise readily available to young children, and crucially this language is not a dominant language of the larger (national) society”. Heritage languages have only recently become a major topic of interest among linguists, explored for their implications for linguistic theory, especially in terms of acquisition, attrition, and change. This workshop aims to promote discussion of heritage languages in the Americas across different language, subfields, and theoretical persuasions.

Fields: Anthropological Linguistics; Bilingualism; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Documentation; Language Contact; Sociolinguistics

Call for Papers
​​We invite abstracts for 30-minute presentations (20 minutes + 10 minutes for questions), electronic posters, and traditional posters on any aspect of the linguistics of heritage languages in the Americas (e.g., structural, generative, historical, sociolinguistic, or experimental). Abstracts should be no more than one page in length, but may include a second page with diagrams, charts, and references.
Selected papers (following a review process) from the conference will be published with Cascadilla Press.
The submission deadline is May 20, 2018. We will contact those accepted for presentation or poster by July 1, 2018. Please submit abstracts electronically

Click here to access the abstract submission form