Language Ideologies and Linguistic Identity in Heritage Language Learning

Language Ideologies and Linguistic Identity in Heritage Language Learning - Routledge Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics

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Publisher's Synopsis

Language Ideologies and Linguistic Identity in Heritage Language Learning addresses the ways in which discourses about language value and identities of linguistic expertise are constructed and negotiated in the Spanish heritage language (HL) classroom, and how the classroom discourse shapes, and is shaped by, the world outside of the classroom.

The volume examines the sociopolitical contexts, personal histories, and communicative practices of Spanish teachers and students in two diverse geographic regions: the US states of Texas and Kansas. Adopting an integrated sociocultural approach, it considers the ways in which individuals draw from multiple linguistic resources and social practices in daily interaction and how they articulate their beliefs about language through storytelling. Rich interactional data, examples from social media, and stories of community engagement are utilized to demonstrate how Spanish heritage speakers use language creatively and proactively to legitimize and claim power in their home and community linguistic practices.

This is an invaluable resource for applied linguists who seek to better understand the relationship between language, ideology, and identity and for graduate students and researchers in the fields of linguistics, Spanish, and HL education.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780815364771
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Imprint: Routledge
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306.442610764
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 165
Weight: 1040g
Height: 234mm
Width: 156mm
Spine width: 11mm