The Third Workshop on Immigrant Languages in America
September 2012, Penn State University


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Schedule of Events
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Updated 9/23/2012



Thursday, Sept. 27 

Assembly Room, Nittany Lion Inn


1:30-2:00    Registration


2:00  Welcome – Susan Welch, Welch Dean of the College of the Liberal Arts




Presentation Title

2:15 - 2:45

Joshua Bousquette

University of Wisconsin

Complementizer Agreement in Heritage Varieties of Wisconsin-German

2:45 - 3:15

Alyson Sewell

University of Wisconsin

The role (or lack thereof) of maintained exposure to and use of a heritage language: Interspeaker syntactic variation in Wisconsin-German narratives

3:15 - 3:45

Kristin Eide (Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)) & Arnstein Hjelde (Høgskolen i Østfold)

V2 and morphological paradigms in Norwegian varieties spoken in the American Midwest.

3:45 - 4:00

Coffee Break


4:00 - 5:00

John Lipski

Penn State University

Plenary Talk: The Linguistic Consequences of Moving Next Door: Spanish-Portuguese Mixing in NE Argentina



6:30 – 8:00 – Thursday Dinner - India Pavilion.  222 East Calder Way, State College


Friday, Sept. 28

Assembly Room, Nittany Lion Inn




Presentation Title

9:00 – 9:30



9:30 - 10:00

Caitlin Y. Ting & Janet G. van Hell

Penn State University

When I’m at the Ortegas’ house, I often start a pensamiento in English and finish it in Spanish:

The effect of socio-contextual information on codeswitches

10: 00- 10:30

Kaitlyn A. Litcofsky & Janet G. van Hell

Sentential codeswitching and the impact of cognate triggering in Spanish-English bilinguals

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break


11:00 - 11:30

Marit Westergaard & Merete Anderssen

University of Tromsø

Vulnerable domains in Norwegian heritage language: Word order and definiteness within the DP?

11:30 - 12:00

Tor Åfarli

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

A Syntactic Frame Model for the Analysis of Code-Switching Phenomena

12:00 - 12:30

Arnstein Hjelde

Høgskolen i Østfold

The study on the Norwegian language in America

12:30 - 2:15

Lunch (on your own)


2:15 - 2:45

Mike Putnam (Penn State University ) & Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir (University of Icelandic)

Incomplete acquisition vs. incomplete maintenance – Long-distance binding in North American Icelandic

2:45 - 3:15

Janne Johannessen (University of Oslo) & Ida Larsson (Gothenburg University)

Embedded Word Order in Heritage Scandinavian

3:15 - 3:45

Angela Falk

(Uppsala University)

The Discourse of Recollection and the Resources of Swedish and Swenglish in English

3:45 - 4:00

Coffee Break


4:00 - 4:30

Richard Page

Penn State University

The phonology of English spoken by Pennsylvania German Anabaptists in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania

4:30 - 5:00

Mark Louden

University of Wisconsin

Heritage Language Maintenance and Conservative Religious Communities in North America



5:15 --Leave Nittany Lion Inn for Friday evening dinner with Jonas Yoder, Rebersburg, Pa.





Saturday, Sept. 29

Assembly Room, Nittany Lion Inn




Presentation Title

9:00 - 9:30



9:30 – 10:00

Laura Walls


Negotiating Heritage Epistemics: How Language Experience and Ideologies Affect Interactions

10:00 - 10:30

Anne Golden & Elizabeth Lanza

University of Oslo

Identity construction and language conceptualization in narratives from Norwegian descendents in the US

10:30 - 11:00

Siwon Lee

University of Pennsylvania  

Multiliteracies in Heritage Language: Online Language Practices of Korean American Youth

11:00 - 11:15

Coffee Break


11:15 - 11:45

Katya Rouzina

The Ohio State University 

The 4M Model and Russian-English Code-Switching

11:45 - 12:15

Janne Johannessen, Joel Priestley, Kristin Hagen, &

Eirik Olsen

University of Oslo 

A Corpus of American Norwegian Speech

12:15 - 12:45

Luiza Newlin-Łukowicz

New York University  

Substrate effects and ethnicity: The case of TH-stopping in New York City



7:00 - 9:00pm - Banquet, Faculty-Staff Club, Nittany Lion Inn




Sunday, Sept. 30


End of workshop