5th Annual Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas

UCLA, October 17-19, 2014

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The 5th Annual Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas will take place at UCLA, Los Angeles, October 17-19, 2014. The workshop is sponsored by the National Heritage Language Resource Center.


Friday, October 17

Jan Heegård Petersen
(University of Copenhagen)

The First Steps Toward a Phonology of American Danish

Arnstein Hjelde
(Østfold University College)

The Integration of English Loanwords in American Norwegian

Khanin Chaiphet
(Queens College/City University of New York)

The Status of Inverse Scope in Thai: A Comparison between Native and Heritage Speakers 

Sunny Park-Johnson
(DePaul University)

Heritage Korean: The Attrition and Retention of Transitivity Alternation

Keynote: Netta Avineri
(Monterey Institute of International Studies)

“Not really nostalgia because I didn’t have it the first time”:  The ‘Heritage Narratives’ of Yiddish Metalinguistic Community Members

Holger Hopp & Michael Putnam
(Pennsylvania State University & University of Mannheim)

Word order in a moribund variety of heritage German



Hyoun-A Joo, Richard Page & Lara Schwarz:
(Pennsylvania State University )

The loss of a phonological contrast in a moribund heritage language: The merger of /a/ - /ɔ/ in Moundridge Schweitzer German

Karen Roesch
(Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis)

The alveolar trill in Texas Alsatian

Tammie Tran
(University of California – Irvine)

Integrating Social and Cultural Issues in Vietnamese Contextualized Grammar Lessons

Sarah Benor
(Hebrew Union College)

Postvernacular Ladino at Sephardic Adventure Camp

Dena Afrasiabi
(University of Texas)

Come, Let's Wrestle: Language and the Struggle for Authority in 'Iranian Vines’

Karoline Kühl, Jan Heegård Petersen, Anna Sofie Hartling
(University of Copenhagen)

Documenting Argentina Danish: Discussion of methods of fieldwork and data sampling in little known rural communities south of Buenos Aires

Saturday, October 18

Janne Bondi Johannessen & Ida Larsson
(University of Oslo)

Pronouns and gender in American Heritage Norwegian and Swedish

Terje Lohndal & Marit Westergaard
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology & UiT, The Arctic University of Norway)

Gender Attrition in American Norwegian Heritage Language

Maren Berg Grimstad, Brita Ramsevik Riksem, Tor A. Åfarli & Terje Lohndal
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

The inadequacy of feature-based lexicalist theories: A case-study of American Norwegian

Joshua Bousquette
(University of Georgia)

You take the low road and I’ll take the high road: Variation in Agreement Structure in Wisconsin Heritage German

Michael Putnam & Lara Schwarz
(Pennsylvania State University )

Raising and Control Predicates in Heritage German

Hyoun-A Joo
(Pennsylvania State University )

Breaking up (Verb) Clusters: The Lack of Verbal Clusters in Moundridge Schweitzer German

Karoline Kühl
(University of Copenhagen)

V2 and non-V2 in American Danish Declarative Main Clauses: When, How, and Why?

Seth Ronquillo
(University of California, Los Angeles)

Interference of the Second Language in the Acquisition of Tagalog Word Order in Children

Franny Brogan & Bryan Kirschen
(University of California, Los Angeles)

Contact, Assimilation, and Language Endangerment: The Case of Judeo-Spanish in the United States

Sunday, October 19

Celia Zamora
(Georgetown University)

Utilizing Elicited Imitation Tasks in Order to Measure Spanish Heritage Speakers’ Proficiency

Steffen Krogh
(Aarhus University)

Yiddish and English in Contact: The Case of Haredi Satmar Yiddish

Joe Salmons
(University of Wisconsin)

Heritage German Case Loss and German Case Acquisition