Processing and Production in Heritage Speakers

About the ProHeritageSpeakers Project 

Heritage languages are learnt at home and differ from the dominant language spoken in the society. A "heritage speaker" is someone who speaks this language. In the ProHeritageSpeakers project (Processing and Production in Heritage Speakers: The Role of Disambiguating Cues), we focus on Romanian as heritage language in Germany and in the UK and investigate the influence that the dominant societal language (German or English) has on heritage language outcomes. Our aim is to:
(i) find out how the dominant language influences the development of the heritage language in multilingual children and adults, and
(ii) determine which aspects of the heritage language grammar are easier or more difficult to maintain.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101026216.