Workshop Incomplete Acquisition and language attrition in bilingual settings
July 09 - 10, 2010
Research Centre 538: Multilingualism
The workshop will be dealing with controversially discussed issues in research on incom-plete linguistic knowledge in bilingualism. If the linguistic knowledge of an adult bilingual speaker differs from that of a monolingual speaker, is this due to language attrition in adult-hood or incomplete acquisition in late childhood? Moreover, are there differences between the first and the second generation of immigrants?
Our workshop is trying to bring together research from theoretically different orientations as well as a broad spectrum of typologically distinct languages (Germanic, Romance, Slavic lan-guages as well as Turkic languages) and we are hoping for fruitful discussion to shed some light on some of the most controversial issues in the field of heritage language learning.
The workshop will consist of 10-12 contributions, most of which will be presented on the first day of the workshop. Each talk will be 30 minutes long with additional 15 minutes for questions. On the second day, we will hear a few more talks and end the workshop with a round table discussion where we would like to address to the following questions:
- Is there anything is the data of (adult) heritage learners that tells us whether incom-plete linguistic knowledge is due to attrition or incomplete learning? (E.g. Do learners make different types of errors, Are different linguistic abilities affected?)
- Are there resemblances / differences between heritage speakers and other types of in-complete learners? (e.g. heritage learners and L2-learners)
- Who is a heritage learner and who isn’t? What are the different types of heritage learners?
- How incomplete does the language have to be in order to count as “incomplete” or “attrited”? (Which linguistic domains have to be affected?)
You are free to choose the content of your talk, as long as it is related to the conference topic, and we would especially welcome if you could address or relate to one of the above points in your contributions.
- Tanja Anstatt, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
- Natalia Gagarina, ZAS Berlin
- Ayse Gürel, Bogazici University Istanbul
- Barbara Köpke, Université de Toulouse
- Dorota Lubinska, Stockholm University
- Silvina Montrul, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Monika S. Schmid, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
- Elena Schmitt, Southern Connecticut State University
Dagmar Barton, Giulia Bianchi, Bernhard Brehmer, Agnieszka Czachór, Tanja Kupisch
Research Centre 538: Multilingualism, Max-Brauer-Allee 60, D-22765 Hamburg
- 20 €/principal investigators
- 10 €/assistant investigators
- 5 €/students