Fachbereichskolloquium: Bilinguals’ strategies under indeterminacy in the input

Donnerstag, 6. Juli 2023
11:45 bis 13:15 Uhr

G 307

Veranstaltet von
Fachbereich Linguistik

Vortragende Person/Vortragende Personen:
Maria Polinsky (University of Maryland College Park)

With the advent of a better understanding of grammatical architecture as well as the development of articulated models of language structure, it has become apparent that the same surface phenomenon may have different underlying representations. This realization undergirds the conception of multiple grammars within a given linguistic population. Researchers have noted instances of multiple grammars before, and in this talk I will review several such cases (Turkish relativization, Korean verb raising, and some others). However, the question has not been raised whether multiple grammars in the baseline also correspond to multiple grammars in bilinguals, heritage speakers in particular. This question constitutes the central theme of this presentation.