Spanish as a Heritage Language in the United States The State of the Field
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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, 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.
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Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 11/13/2012
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
|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|
|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|
|SHL Learners' Attitudes and Motivations: Reconciling Opposing Forces|
|Identity and Heritage Learners: Moving beyond Essentializations|
|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|