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.
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.
Introduction: Spanish as a Heritage Language in the United StatesSara M. Beaudrie and Marta FaircloughPart I: An Overview of the Field1. Spanish Heritage Language Maintenance: Its Legacy and Its FutureSusana V. Rivera-Mills2. Investigating Language Ideologies in Spanish as a Heritage LanguageJennifer Leeman3. Policy and Planning Research for Spanish as a Heritage Language: From Language Rights to Linguistic ResourceGlenn Martinez4. Key Concepts for Theorizing Spanish as a Heritage LanguageAndrew LynchPart II: Linguistic Perspectives5. The Grammatical Competence of Spanish Heritage SpeakersSilvina Montrul6. Pragmatics and Discourse: Doing Things with Words in Spanish as a Heritage LanguageDerrin Pinto7. Code-Switching: From Theoretical to Pedagogical ConsiderationsAna M. Carvalho Part III: Learners' Perspectives 8. SHL Learners' Attitudes and Motivations: Reconciling Opposing ForcesCynthia M. Ducar9. Identity and Heritage Learners: Moving beyond EssentializationsKim PotowskiPart IV: Pedagogical Perspectives10. Research on University-Based Spanish Heritage Language Programs in the United States: The Current State of AffairsSara M. Beaudrie11. Meeting the Needs of Heritage Language Learners: Approaches, Strategies, and ResearchMaria M. Carreira12. Advanced Biliteracy Development in Spanish as a Heritage Language M. Cecilia Colombi and Joseph Harrington13. Language Assessment: Key Theoretical Considerations in the Academic Placement of Spanish Heritage Language LearnersMarta FaircloughAfterword: Future Directions for the Field of Spanish as a Heritage LanguageGuadalupe ValdesContributors Index