Bringing together contributions from some of the leading experts in the field of Spanish as a Heritage Language, this volume aims to provide an in-depth understanding of current and emerging trends in research and praxis. To this end, the volume is divided into three thematic units. The first unit surveys the study of Spanish heritage speaker bilingualism from a formal/theoretical linguistic point of view. The second unit focuses on issues shaping the current state of affairs in heritage language education. Finally, the third unit maps out future lines of development within heritage language instruction. The wide topical scope within this single volume will undoubtedly provide a valuable resource for researchers, students, and professionals working in different areas of Spanish as a heritage language.
1. Acknowledgements; 2. Introduction; 3. Charting the past, present, and future of Spanish heritage language research (by Pascual y Cabo, Diego); 4. Unit 1: Formal approaches to Spanish as a Heritage Language; 5. Formal linguistic approaches to heritage language acquisition: Bridges for pedagogically oriented research (by Rothman, Jason); 6. A new look at heritage Spanish and its speakers (by Toribio, Almeida Jacqueline); 7. On the nuclear intonational phonology of heritage speakers of Spanish (by Rao, Rajiv); 8. Relative clause attachment preferences in early and late Spanish-English bilinguals (by Jegerski, Jill); 9. Losing your case? Dative experiencers in Mexican Spanish and heritage speakers in the United States (by Montrul, Silvina A.); 10. Unit 2: Educational approaches to Spanish as a heritage language; 11. Current issues in Spanish heritage language education (by Potowski, Kim); 12. Advances in Spanish heritage language assessment: Research and instructional considerations (by Beaudrie, Sara M.); 13. A general framework and supporting strategies for teaching mixed classes (by Carreira, Maria M.); 14. Understanding identity among Spanish heritage learners: An interdisciplinary endeavor (by Parra, Maria Luisa); 15. Heritage language healing? Learners' attitudes and damage control in a heritage language classroom (by Sanchez Munoz, Ana); 16. Unit 3: Future lines of development in heritage language education; 17. Emerging trends with heritage language instructional practices: Advances and challenges (by Fairclough, Marta); 18. New directions in heritage language pedagogy: Community service-learning for Spanish heritage speakers (by Pereira, Kelly Lowther); 19. Heritage language learning in study abroad: Motivations, identity work, and language development (by Shively, Rachel L.); 20. Online courses for heritage learners: Best practices and lessons learned (by Giglio Henshaw, Florencia); 21. Flipping the classroom: A pedagogical model for promoting heritage language writing skills (by Torres, Julio); 22. Afterword; 23. Looking ahead (by Polinsky, Maria); 24. Author Index; 25. Subject Index