POSTPONED: The impact of cross-generational attrition in heritage language outcome: The Iranian diaspora in New Zealand and the UK

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Presented by Khadij Gharibi

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LALS Seminar Series

27 Mar 2020 4:00 pm to 27 Mar 2020 5:00 pm

Murphy LT 101 (MYLT 101)

Come and hear LALS alumnus Khadij Gharibi speak about her project on “Issues of Transmission and Attrition in Heritage Language Development”.

This event is postponed until further notice.

Arrested development and/or attrition used to be considered as the main causes of differential development in heritage language acquisition. However, recent research has shown that the attrited input that heritage speakers are exposed to mainly from their parents may be an additional primary source of differences in heritage language outcomes. This project is the first study designed specifically to reveal the influence of language attrition in parents’ ethnic language on their own children’s heritage language development. In this talk, Gharibi will present the findings on heritage language proficiency of Persian heritage speakers and their mothers compared to their matched controls in Iran and discuss whether cross-generational attrition in parental input has impacts on children’s heritage language outcomes.

For more information contact: Stephen Skalicky

Speaker Bios

Khadij Gharibi is a Newton Postdoctoral Fellow
for the British Academy/University of Essex