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Handbook of Heritage, Community, and Native American Languages in the United States

Research, Policy, and Educational Practice

Edited by: Terrence G. Wiley , Joy Kreeft Peyton , Donna Christian , Sarah Catherine K. Moore , Na Liu

Print publication date:  January  2014
Online publication date:  January  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415520669
eBook ISBN: 9780203122419
Adobe ISBN: 9781136332494

10.4324/9780203122419
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Co-published by the Center for Applied Linguistics

Timely and comprehensive, this state-of-the-art overview of major issues related to heritage, community, and Native American languages in the United States, based on the work of noted authorities, draws from a variety of perspectives—the speakers; use of the languages in the home, community, and wider society; patterns of acquisition, retention, loss, and revitalization of the languages; and specific education efforts devoted to developing stronger connections with and proficiency in them. Contributions on language use, programs and instruction, and policy focus on issues that are applicable to many heritage language contexts. Offering a foundational perspective for serious students of heritage, community, and Native American languages as they are learned in the classroom, transmitted across generations in families, and used in communities, the volume provides background on the history and current status of many languages in the linguistic mosaic of U.S. society and stresses the importance of drawing on these languages as societal, community, and individual resources, while also noting their strategic importance within the context of globalization.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Demographic Realities, Challenges, and Opportunities Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Problem of Defining Heritage and Community Languages and Their Speakers Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Heritage Language Students Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Three Hundred-Plus Years of Heritage Language Education in the United States 1  Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Policy Considerations for Promoting Heritage, Community, and Native American Languages*  Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Documenting Language Loss and Endangerment Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Professional Opportunities for Heritage Language Speakers*  Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Research on Heritage Language Issues Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Spanish in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  10:  French Heritage Language Communities in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  11:  German as a Heritage Language in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Italian and Italians in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Portuguese Heritage Bilingualism in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Arabic in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Being “Critical” Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The Journey of Hindi in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Russian Heritage Language Learners Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Navajo Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Pueblo Languages of the Southwest Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Oowaaha Myaamiaataweenki Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Hawaiian Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Warm Springs Languages Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Japanese in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Community Support for Korean as a Heritage Language in the United States*  Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Yiddish Download PDF
Chapter  26:  American Sign Language as a Heritage Language*  Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Khmer Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Filipino in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Digital Stories in Heritage Language Education Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Heritage Language Development and Identity Construction Throughout the Life Cycle Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Stakeholder Views of Community-Based Heritage Language Programs Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Program Models for Heritage Language Education Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Assessment of Heritage Language Learners Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Preparing Teachers to Work With Heritage Language Learners*  Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Funding for Heritage Language Programs Download PDF
Section_V_Introduction Download PDF
Section_VI_Introduction Download PDF
Section_I_Introduction Download PDF
Section_IV_Introduction Download PDF
Section_II_Introduction Download PDF
Section_III_Introduction Download PDF
Afterword_Heritage_Community_and_Native Download PDF
Contributors Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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