Kolloquien  |  Linguistik

FB Koll.: Acquiring a minority language in a trilingual society: the influence of German and Italian on a Rhaeto-romance variety

Donnerstag, 15. November 2018
15:15 – 16:45 Uhr

G 307

FB Sprachwissenschaft

Jan Casalicchio (Utrecht University)

In this presentation I discuss the preliminary results of a study on the acquisition of the subject system in the Gardena/Gröden valley, where a Rhaeto-romance variety, Ladin, is spoken together with German and Italian. This study is based on novel experimental data collected in spring 2018 and stemming from 135 children between age 6 and 11. It has been carried out within a project financed  by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and located at the University of Konstanz (April-September 2018).