Spanish as a Heritage Language in the United States: The State of the Field [NOOK Book]

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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 comprehensive volume, experts offer an interdisciplinary overview of research on Spanish as a heritage language in the United States. They also address the central role of education within the field. Contributors...
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Spanish as a Heritage Language in the United States: The State of the Field

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Overview

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 comprehensive volume, experts offer an interdisciplinary overview of research on Spanish as a heritage language in the United States. They also address the central role of education within the field. Contributors offer a wealth of resources for teachers while proposing future directions for scholarship.
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Sara M. Beaudrie is an assistant professor of Spanish and director of the Spanish for heritage learners program in the Spanish & Portuguese Department at the University of Arizona.

Marta Fairclough is an associate professor of Spanish linguistics and director of heritage language education in the Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Houston. She is the author of Spanish and Heritage Language Education in the United States.
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Table of Contents

IntroductionSpanish as a Heritage Language in the United States: An Introduction Sara M. Beaudrie and Marta FaircloughPart I: An Overview of the Field1. Spanish Heritage Language Maintenance: Its Legacy and Its Future Susana V. Rivera-Mills2. Investigating Language Ideologies in Spanish as a Heritage Language Jennifer Leeman3. Policy and Planning Research for Spanish as a Heritage Language: From Language Rights to Linguistic Resource Glenn Martínez4. Theorizing Spanish as a Heritage Language: Some Key Concepts Andrew LynchPart II: Linguistic Perspectives5. On the Grammatical Competence of Spanish Heritage Speakers Silvina Montrul6. Pragmatics and Discourse: Doing Things with Words in Spanish as a Heritage Language Derrin Pinto7. Code-switching: From Theoretical to Pedagogical Considerations Ana M. Carvalho Part III: Learner Perspectives

8. SHL Learners' Attitudes and Motivations: Reconciling Opposing Forces Cynthia M. Ducar9. Identity and Heritage Learners: Moving beyond Essentializations Kim PotowskiPart IV: Pedagogical Perspectives10. Research on University-based Spanish Heritage Language Programs in the United States: The Current State of Affairs Sara M. Beaudrie11. Meeting the Needs of Heritage Language Learners: Approaches, Strategies, and Research Maria M. Carreira12. Advanced Biliteracy Development in Spanish as a Heritage Language M. Cecilia Colombi and Joseph Harrington13. Language Assessment: Key Theoretical Considerations in Academic Placement of Spanish Heritage Language Learners Marta FaircloughAfterwordFuture Directions for the Spanish as a Heritage Language Field Guadalupe ValdésNotes on Contributors

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