6th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

The 6thNational Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language will be hosted by the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. The conference dates are February 21-23, 2019. This annual symposium welcomes researchers, instructors, as well as K-12 educators.

Abstracts for 20-minute presentations on any field of study relating to Spanish as a Heritage Language in terms of education/pedagogy and linguistics analysis will be accepted from June 1 to November 1, 2018.  Abstracts can be written in Spanish or English, should be a maximum of 300 words (not including references or title) and anonymized to exclude any identifiable information. Authors may submit a total of two abstracts, one individual and one joint.

Abstracts may be submitted here: http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/6nsshl2019

Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Andrew Lynch, University of Miami
Dr. Damian Wilson, The University of New Mexico
Dr. Ana Celia Zentella, University of California San Diego

Fields of study include, but are not limited to: General Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Language Acquisition, Pedagogy, Phonetics & Phonology, Pragmatics, and Sociolinguistics.

We encourage high school and college undergraduates to submit their poems, short stories, and essays for consideration to the 4th Spanglish Creative Writing Contest at nsshl2019@utrgv.edu. The submission deadline is November 1, 2018.

Contact Information:
José Esteban Hernández, Ryan M. Bessett, and Katie Christoffersen