Heritage Language Lab

At the Heritage Language Lab, we focus on the heritage language, that is, the language immigrant children use at home, with their parents and siblings.

We address questions, such as:

How do the two languages of heritage children influence each other?

Are some aspects of the heritage grammar more vulnerable than others?

What factors (environmental and sociolinguistic) determine children's success in maintaining their heritage language?

And, finally, what are the implications of this research for language instruction and language practices at home?

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Evangelia Daskalaki



3-09 Assiniboia Hall

University of Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta

Canada T6G 2E7