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The Road Less Travelled

The Road Less Travelled
73 Queens Pk Cr Victoria College Alumni Hall
Time: Oct 26th, 9:00 am End: Oct 27th, 3:30 pm
Interest Categories: Spanish & Portuguese (FAS), Slavic Studies (FAS), Linguistics (FAS), Language Studies (UTM), Italian Studies (FAS), German (FAS), French and Linguistics (UTSC), French (FAS), English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Education, Critical Theory, Comparative Literature (FAS), Communications
An international conference on heritage languages and heritage language acquisition.

The Road Less Travelled: An International Conference on Heritage Language and Heritage Language Acquisition

Heritage languages are the ancestral languages of speakers immersed in a dominant language environment. This international interdisciplinary conference on heritage languages and heritage language acquisition consists of plenaries and pecha kucha presentations* treating current research on the following topics:

  • heritage language sociolinguistics
  • psycholinguistics
  • acquisition
  • linguistic analysis
  • education

Additional events include a sessions on students’ language histories, and a conversation with Toronto writers Ricardo Sternberg and Martha Batiz, Poets in exile: The language I write in.

Invited Speakers

  • Terry Au, University of Hong Kong
  • Nancy Hornberger, University of Pennsylvania
  • Naomi Nagy, University of Toronto
  • Maria Polinsky, Harvard University
  • Carmen Silva-Corvalán, University of Southern California
  • Thomas Ricento, U. of Calgary.

Location: Victoria College, Alumni Hall, University of Toronto

Date: October 26-27, 2012

Organizing committee: Christina Kramer, Olivia Marasco, Joanne Markle LaMontagne, Ana T. Pérez-Leroux, Keren Rice, and Stephen Rupp.


Online pre-registration is free and ends Monday October 15, 2012. On-site registration will be $20. In order to pre-register please send an email to heritage.conf.2012@gmail.com with your name and your affiliation.

Conference website

Preliminary program [pdf]

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