May 11, 2012

Heritage Language Conference

U of T was quite well represented at the recent Conference on Formal Approaches to Heritage Languages, held at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Marina Sherkina-Lieber, Nelleke Strik (now at Dalhousie), Ana-Teresa Perez-Leroux gave talks and Joanne Markle Lamontagne, Maria Parascandolo (visiting from U Salerno), and Naomi Nagy came along to listen.
Marina wrote in: "I love small conferences with no parallel sessions, focused on a particular topic/area. Chatting during coffee breaks is much more stimulating. I loved having almost all those whom I cited in the audience. This conference was particularly amazing in terms of hospitality. I was picked up from the Amherst Inn by car on both mornings - together with Silvina Montrul and Acrisio Pires. Well, not just "by car" - by Luiz Amaral! Barbara [Pearson] was amazing as an organizer."  I think we all agree about the high level of hospitality!
Here are some other highlights of the weekend.
Faculty Club, for the reception

Maria, Joanne and Nelleke at the Faculty Club


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