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LSLT: Kira Gor (SLA) and Maria Polinsky (LING/LSC)

Time: 
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Location: 
https://go.umd.edu/lslt-zoom

 

Join us for a moderated conversation about heritage language, with Professors Kira Gor (SLA) and Masha Polinsky (LING, LSC). Heritage speakers are a particular type of "unbalanced bilingual", whose first language (the language of their early caregivers) has become weaker than their second language (the dominant language of their social environment). Kira and Masha will explain how studying heritage language contributes to theories of first language acquisition, the critical period, universal grammar, and second language pedagogy. The discussion will be moderated by Lauren Salig (NACS) and Shevaun Lewis (LSC), with plenty of opportunities for questions and comments from the audience.