Only two weeks remain until the International Conference on Heritage Languages Around the World (HLAW), an exciting event taking place in person which brings together various research perspectives on heritage languages in order to contribute to a better understanding of the effects of language development and education in immigrant and minority language communities around the world.
Dates and location: 18th to 20th May 2022, University of Lisbon.
Organisers: HL2C members Ana Lúcia Santos (Lisbon), Cristina Flores (Minho), Luiz Amaral (UMass Amherst) and Hugo Cardoso (Lisbon) and by their respective institutions, Centro de Linguística da Universidade de Lisboa, Centro de Estudos Humanísticos da Universidade do Minho, the Portuguese Program and the Heritage Language Research Group at UMass Amherst.
Programme: The programme is available here. The four keynote speakers are as follows
- Peter Austin (University of London)
Issues and challenges in language endangerment and heritage languages: some Australian examples
- Sílvia Melo-Pfeifer (University of Hamburg)
At the interface of heritage language learning and teacher education: motorways, short-cuts and no-go areas
- Naomi Nagy (University of Toronto)
Promoting linguistic and cultural diversity through Heritage Language Sociolinguistics
- Jason Rothman (University of Tromso)
Theoretical Epistemology and Methodology in Heritage Language Bilingualism