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Spanish as a Heritage Language in the United States
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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 offer a wealth of resources for teachers while proposing future directions for scholarship.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction: Spanish as a Heritage Language in the United States
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. Part I: An Overview of the Field
  2. pp. 19-20
  1. 1. Spanish Heritage Language Maintenance: Its Legacy and Its Future
  2. pp. 21-42
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  1. 2. Investigating Language Ideologies in Spanish as a Heritage Language
  2. pp. 43-60
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  1. 3. Policy and Planning Research for Spanish as a Heritage Language: From Language Rights to Linguistic Resource
  2. pp. 61-78
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  1. 4. Key Concepts for Theorizing Spanish as a Heritage Language
  2. pp. 79-98
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  1. Part II: Linguistic Perspectives
  2. pp. 99-100
  1. 5. The Grammatical Competence of Spanish Heritage Speakers
  2. pp. 101-120
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  1. 6. Pragmatics and Discourse: Doing Things with Words in Spanish as a Heritage Language
  2. pp. 121-138
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  1. 7 Code-Switching: From Theoretical to Pedagogical Considerations
  2. pp. 139-158
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  1. Part III: Learners’ Perspectives
  2. pp. 159-160
  1. 8. SHL Learners’ Attitudes and Motivations: Reconciling Opposing Forces
  2. pp. 161-178
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  1. 9. Identity and Heritage Learners: Moving beyond Essentializations
  2. pp. 179-200
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  1. Part IV: Pedagogical Perspectives
  2. pp. 201-202
  1. 10. Research on University-Based Spanish Heritage Language Programs in the United States: The Current State of Affairs
  2. pp. 203-222
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  1. 11. Meeting the Needs of Heritage Language Learners: Approaches, Strategies, and Research
  2. pp. 223-240
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  1. 12. Advanced Biliteracy Development in Spanish as a Heritage Language
  2. pp. 241-258
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  1. 13. Language Assessment: Key Theoretical Considerations in the Academic Placement of Spanish Heritage Language Learners
  2. pp. 259-278
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  1. Afterword: Future Directions for the Field of Spanish as a Heritage Language
  2. pp. 279-290
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 291-294
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 295-308
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