7th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

The 7th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language will be hosted by the University of New Mexico. The conference dates are February 27-29, 2020. This annual symposium welcomes researchers, instructors, as well as K-12 educators.

The National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language offers a common forum for scholars, students, and educators interested in sharing their knowledge and expertise in the field of learning and instruction of Spanish as a heritage language and related fields. During the Symposium, we will host workshops and sessions about different aspects of Spanish heritage language teaching and research presentations on Spanish as a heritage language. The 7th National Symposium provides the setting to learn, exchange ideas, and develop opportunities for collaboration.

Invited Speakers:
María Luisa Parra-Velasco, Harvard University
Glenn Martínez, Ohio State University
Ana Sánchez-Muñoz, California State University, Northridge

Call for Papers:

Abstracts for 20-minute presentations, posters, panels or workshops on any field of study relating to Spanish as a Heritage Language will be accepted from June 3 to November 1, 2019. While most topics will intersect with education/pedagogy and linguistics analysis, proposals from other approaches will be considered as long as there is strong intersectionality with the field of SHL. 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.