With a view to informing heritage language instruction, this project is investigating the source of difficulties heritage learners encounter when trying to grasp certain grammatical relationships found in the heritage language.
This project will compare data from heritage speakers of Russian with L2 learners that closely match them in proficiency in order to highlight similarities and differences between these populations.
The goal of this site is to provide a central location for a collection of references, proficiency assessments, questionnaires, and research tools that may be utilized for assessing or conducting research on heritage speakers/learners' language skills.
This project is creating a searchable database of heritage language courses offered in college programs across the U.S. The resulting data will be made available to researchers and educators.
In this project Oral Proficiency Interviews (OPIs) will be conducted with heritage speakers of Chinese and Hindi and the resulting tester ratings analyzed in light of elicited linguistic biographies. This data will increase understanding of factors that contribute to heritage language students' speaking proficiency and enrich OPI descriptors and tester training.
A dataverse of Heritage English that includes data sets from Israel and France.
Presentations by Agnes He, Silvina Montrul, Maria Polinsky, and Guadalupe Valdés, American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference, 2008.Survey Report of College-level Heritage Language Learners (2009)
A report of the survey results of 1,701 respondents enrolled in post-secondary heritage languages classes.2000 Heritage Language Research Priorities Conference Report
Edited by Donna M. Brinton, Olga Kagan, and Susan BauckusDissertations with heritage-language focus: 2006-2011
A partial list of heritage-language focused dissertation submitted between 2006 and 2011.ASU Heritage Languages Baseline Data Project
The papers in this research project explore intergenerational heritage language transmission and preservation among selected immigrant and refugee language minority communities in the United States.The Heart of Heritage: Sociocultural Dimensions of Heritage Language Learning
Agnes Weiyun He
Agnes HeMorphological Errors in L2 Learners and Heritage Language Learners
Silvina MontrulWhat does it take to be a native speaker?
Maria PolinskyResponse to Colloquium Papers
The Polinsky Language Science Lab
The website details events and research centered on language acquisition. The Lab is directed by Maria Polinsky, Harvard University.