SLLAT talks generally take place on Wednesdays, 12pm to 1pm. However, this year, a few talks will take place on Thursday, 5pm to 6pm. These are joint sessions with the Heritage/Second Language Consortium (HL2C), of which Lancaster University is part. SLLAT members are welcome (and encouraged) to attend these events, too. For more information, or to get involved, please visit the HL2C website.

Abstracts are usually available one week before each talk. To download the abstract, simply click on the title links.

Talks will take place on MS Teams. We will circulate the Teams link via the SLLAT mailing list, so please remember to join our mailing list in advance (how to join).

Date Time
Speaker Title
Oct 12 Wednesday, 12-1pm Monika Schmid (York) How resilient is L2 knowledge post-instruction?
Nov 3 Thursday, 5-6pm Maria Polinsky (Maryland) Heritage languages and endangered languages: point and counterpoint 
Nov 16 Wednesday, 12-1pm Brechje van Osch (Arctic University of Norway) Cross-linguistics influence in L2 Norwegian: comparing offline and online measures
Nov 24 Thursday, 5-6pm Ava Becker (University of Alberta) Heritage language development three generations after exile: Insights from a language socialization study
Dec  7 Wednesday, 12-1pm Cindy Ge, Padraic Monaghan, and Patrick Rebuschat (Lancaster) The role of phonology in L2 word learning: Evidence from cross-situational statistical learning
Dec 15 Thursday, 5-6pm  Cristina Flores (Minho), Esther Rinke and Jacopo Torregrossa (Frankfurt) What modulates the acquisition of difficult structures in a heritage language?
Jan 26 Thursday, 5-6pm Ana Madeira, Alexandra Fieis, Joana Teixeira (NOVA University Lisbon) Clitics and null objects in L2 European Portuguese
Feb 8 Wednesday, 12-1pm Wei Yi 易维 (Beijing) Statistical sensitivity, cognitive aptitudes and processing of collocations
Feb 22 Wednesday, 12-1pm Yun-Wei Lee (Lancaster) The variability of bilingual language control in L1/L2 language context
Feb 23 Thursday, 5-6pm Gian Luigi de Rosa (Università Roma Tre) Grammatical heritage and language maintenance: Brazilian heritage speakers in contact with Italian
Mar 1 Wednesday, 5-6pm Manuel Pulido (Pennsylvania State) Learning and generalization of L1-L2 incongruent collocations: Evidence from behavior and brain potentials
Mar 8 Wednesday, 12-1pm Gwen Brekelmans (QMUL) Language learning across the ages: the role of talker variability
Mar 15 Wednesday, 12-1pm Sarah Si Chen (Hong Kong Polytechnic) Modelling representations in speech normalization of prosodic cues by native and non-native speakers
Mar 23 Thursday, 5-6pm Fatih Bayram (Arctic University Norway) To be confirmed
April 27 Thursday, 5-6pm Paulo Santos, Sónia Valente Rodrigues, Isabel Margarida Duarte, Simone Tomé, Fátima Silva, Ângela Carvalho, Fátima Outeirinho, Luís Fardilha (Porto) Characterization of Portuguese language heritage teachers: A preliminary study
May 17 Wednesday, 12-1pm Hilal Şahin (University of Education Schwäbisch Gmünd) Pre-service EFL teachers’ professional identity development in a course on multilingualism
May 24 Wednesday, 12-1pm Raffaella Bottini (Lancaster University) Task effects on lexical complexity in L2 English speech: Evidence from the Trinity Lancaster Corpus
May 25 Thursday, 5-6pm Olesya Kisselev (U of Texas – San Antonio) Corpus linguistics methods in the study of learner language varieties: Using automatic measures of linguistic complexity to measure development, gains, and proficiency in second and heritage learners of Russian.
June 14 Wednesday, 12-1pm Míriam Buendía Castro (University of Granada, Spain) Design of a school science dictionary (English-Spanish) for bilingual primary schools in Spain