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Full Title: Formal Perspectives in the Acquisition of Minority Languages

Location: Palma (Balearic Islands), Spain
Start Date: 07-Sep-2017 - 09-Sep-2017
Contact: Alejandro Cuza
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Meeting Description: Previous research with minority languages documents instances of linguistic variability, leading to lexical and morpho-syntactic asymmetries across different population types (Putnam, 2015, 2016; Sánchez, 2004; Muysken, 1989, 1995; Tonhauser, 2007, 2015). The goal of this workshop is to bring forward recent theoretical, behavioral and experimental work on the acquisition of minority languages from a formal perspective. Particularly, the workshop will discuss issues related to, but not limited to, some of the following topics:

- Developmental asymmetries across population types.
- Feature reassembly/reconfiguration.
- Frequency effects and linguistic variation.
- Early and late child bilinguals
- L2 and heritage language development
- Language dominance factors.
- Community characteristics and ethnolinguistic vitality.
- Structural complexity and surface overlap.
- Experimental issues (elicited production vs. intuition data, socio-cultural considerations, data analysis).
- Creoles and decreolization.
Linguistic Subfield: Language Acquisition
LL Issue: 28.447

This is a session of the following meeting:
13th Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition

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