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Spanish as a Heritage Language in the United States The State of the Field

ISBN-10: 1589019385
ISBN-13: 9781589019386
Edition: 2012
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Description: There is growing interest in heritage language learners - individuals who have a personal or familial connection to a nonmajority language. Spanish learners represent the largest segment of this population in the United States. In this volume,  More...

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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 11/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

There is growing interest in heritage language learners - individuals who have a personal or familial connection to a nonmajority language. Spanish learners represent the largest segment of this population in the United States. In this volume, experts offer an interdisciplinary overview of research on Spanish as a heritage language in the United States and the central role of education within the field.

List of Illustrations
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: Spanish as a Heritage Language in the United States
An Overview of the Field
Spanish Heritage Language Maintenance: Its Legacy and Its Future
Investigating Language Ideologies in Spanish as a Heritage -If Language
Policy and Planning Research for Spanish as a Heritage Language: From Language Rights to Linguistic Resource
Key Concepts for Theorizing Spanish as a Heritage Language
Linguistic Perspectives
The Grammatical Competence of Spanish Heritage Speakers
Pragmatics and Discourse: Doing Things with Words, in Spanish as a Heritage Language
Code-Switching: From Theoretical to Pedagogical Considerations
Learners' Perspectives
SHL Learners' Attitudes and Motivations: Reconciling Opposing Forces
Identity and Heritage Learners: Moving beyond Essentializations
Pedagogical Perspectives
Research on University-Based Spanish Heritage Language Programs in the United States: The Current State of Affairs
Meeting the Needs of Heritage Language Learners: Approaches, Strategies, and Research
Advanced Biliteracy Development in Spanish as a Heritage Language
Language Assessment: Key Theoretical Considerations in the Academic Placement of Spanish Heritage Language Learners
Afterword: Future Directions for the Field of Spanish as a Heritage Language
Contributors
Index

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