Conference Schedule


All conference presentations will take place in the ballroom in Adanti Student Center on the 3rd Floor.

March 24

9:30WelcomeProvost Prezant,
Southern Connecticut State University
10:00Unified Competition Model and Language Attrition.Brian MacWhinney, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, U.S.
11:00The Role of Linguistic Input in Modeling L1 Grammatical Attrition.Lewis Baker, University of Southampton, U.K. (Zoom)
11:30Does Syntactic Priming Lead to L1 Attrition? An Investigation of Spanish Overt Subject Pronouns in the Midwest.Irati Hurtado, University of Illinois, U.S.
12:00Lunch break
1:00Individual Differences in L1 Language Attrition: An Ecolinguistic Case Study of Two Adult Bilinguals. Hadrian Lankiewicz University of Gdansk, Poland
1:30Long Time, No Speak: A Longitudinal Investigation of Changes in Heritage Language of Young Adults.Elena Schmitt, Southern Connecticut State University, U.S. 
2:00Longitudinal Changes in Spanish Article Accuracy of Dual Language Learners.Svenja Guzewski, Southern Connecticut State University, U.S. (Zoom)
2:30Coffee break
3:00L1 Morphosyntactic Attrition at the Early Stages: Investigating Online and Offline Interpretation of Subject Pronouns in L1 Spanish-L2 English Instructed and Immersed Bilinguals.Fernando Martin-Villena, Universidad de Granada, Spain
3:30Acquiring and Drifting: Real-time Effects of L2 Phonetic Development and L1-reimmersion on Vocalic Phonetic Drift.James Turner, University of Southampton, U.K. 
4:00Verbal Fluency Tasks: Analysis Beyond Total Scores in L1 Language Attrition.Nana Lehtinen,University of Turku, Finland

March 25, 2022

9:30The ‘Vulnerable Native Grammars’ Project: A New Framework to Investigate Grammatical Attrition.Laura Domínguez, University of Southampton, U. K.
10:30Revisiting the Age of Onset Factor in L1 Attrition Research.Anastasia Sorokina, Southern Connecticut State University, U.S.
11:00Impacts of Age and Use on Perfective Morphology with States in Spanish Heritage Bilinguals.Patrick Thane, Rutgers University, U.S. (Zoom)
11:30Language Attrition Among Spanish Language Teachers in Israel.
Ivonne Learner, Tel Aviv University and Cervantes Institute, Israel
12:00Lunch Break and Campus Tours
1:30School Support for Heritage Language  Maintenance: A Review of Good Practices in Selected European Countries.Emilia Wąsikiewicz-Firlejand Anna Szczepaniak-Kozak, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland
2:00MORE ASL Please. The Lack of Effects from English on Gradability by the Deaf and Hearing ASL Acquiring Children.Helen Koulidobrova and Gabriel Martinez Vera, Central Connecticut State University, U.S and Goete Universitat, Germany
2:30The Dynamics of Late Bilingualism: First Language Change in Adult Language Learners.Mattia Zingaretti, University of Edinburgh, U.K.
3:00Generational attrition: First language attriters and heritage speakers on production of Italian clitic pronouns.Roberta Spelorzi, University of Edinburgh, U.K.
3:30 Coffee Break
4:00 Russian Language Attrition among Russian-speaking Immigrants in Canada.Veronika Makarova and Uliana Morozovskaia, University of Saskatchewan, Canada (Zoom)
4:30 Overt and Null Subjects in Child Heritage Bulgarian as the Dominant Language.Dobrinka Genevska-Hanke, University of Oldenburg, Germany (Zoom)
7:00Dinner at Bar Pizza in New Haven (not included in registration fee)254 Crown street, New Haven

March 26, 2022

9:30Attrition in Sign Language.Robert Adam Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, U.K.
10:30A Deliberate Language Policy or a Perceived Lack of Agency: Heritage Language Maintenance in the Polish community in Melbourne.Piotr Romanowski, University of Warsaw, Poland
11:00Interactions of the L1 and L2 in a Language Attrition Context. A Visual World Eye-Tracking Study.Concepción Soto, University of Essex, U.K.
11:30Coffee Break
12:00Heritage Language Attrition in Second-Generation Immigrants in Cyprus.Sviatlana Karpava, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
12:30Portuguese-L1 and English-L2 Voiceless Stop Production by Brazilian Migrants in LondonFelipe Flores Kupske Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil (Zoom)
1:00Individual differences between two Japanese attriters of English in their English proficiency and brain activation: A six-year longitudinal fNIRS studyHideyuki Taura
Ritsumeikan University, Japan
2:30The Final Frontier? – Why We Have Been Ignoring L2 Attrition, and It’s Time We Stopped.Monika Schmid, University of York, U.K.
3:30Concluding Remarks
ICLA 4 at Southern Connecticut State University