The Polinsky Lectures

Lecturer: Maria Polinsky (University of Maryland, College Park)

Title: Why Study Heritage Languages?

Abstract: This minicourse presents and analyzes core issues in the study of heritage languages, a new area of investigation in language sciences. We will begin with the discussion of what heritage languages are and what they can offer to language theory. The course will then examine areas of strength and areas of vulnerability in heritage grammars, address issues in case licensing and agreement, and conclude with identifying future avenues of heritage language research.

Date and time: March 16-18 2020, 13.00-16.00 (on Mon and Wed) and 10.00-13.00 (on Tue)

Participation: free

Location:  KU Leuven, Faculty of Arts, Brussels Campus, Warmoesberg 26, 1000 Brussels

Room number: TBD

Live streaming: via StreamGram

Please note: Prof. Polinsky will also give a minicourse on heritage languages at Utrecht University on 9-11 March. The two lecture series are complementary and will focus on different aspects of heritage linguistics. The Utrecht lectures will also be streamed by StreamGram.