The Department of Romance Studies and Classics at Stockholm University is pleased to announce the workshop "Heritage Language Pratices: Current issues and future directions", to be held in Stockholm May 6-7, 2019.

The plenaries held by experts at Stockholm University and our partner institution, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign will deal with the following topics: proficiency, processing, instruction, syntax-discourse interface, morpho-syntax interface, phonology and academic writing.

The plenaries are open to the public. The participants will have the opportunity to discuss their own research with a highly specialized audience in an interactive format.

Keynote speaker

Silvina Montrul
University of Illinois at Urbana/ Champaign, (UIUC):
Convergence and Divergence in heritage languages: the Sociopolitical context.


Melissa Bowles (UIUC): Comparing the effects of implicit and explicit instruction on Spanish heritage learners’ linguistic knowledge

Tania Ionin (UIIC): Word order and information structure in heritage Russian

Jill Jegerski (UIUC): Research methods for the study of real-time sentence processing by heritage speakers

Raquel Llama (Stockholm University): Exploring accentedness in Spanish as a third and as a heritage language.

Francesco Romano and Rakel Österberg (Stockholm University): Ultimate attainment in Romance heritage languages: a cross-linguistic perspective

Rakel Österberg (Stockholm University), Alejandra Donoso (Linnaeus University) and Enrique Soluguren (U. Chile): Advanced literacy in the academic written production of bilingual speakers of Swedish and Spanish as a Heritage Language

Local Organizing Committee: 

Alejandra Donoso, (Linnaeus University)
Francesco Romano, (Stockholm University)
Rakel Österberg, (Stockholm University)

No registration required

The detailed program will be announced on this webpage by April at the latest.

Foto: Niklas Björling
The Department of Romance Studies and Classics will host the symposium with support from Stockholm University funding for the partner universities (INSPIRE).