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ERIC Number: EJ1168278
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1931-3152
Profiles of an Acquisition Generation: Nontraditional Heritage Speakers of Spanish
DeFeo, Dayna Jean
International Multilingual Research Journal, v12 n1 p3-16 2018
Though definitions vary, the literature on heritage speakers of Spanish identifies two primary attributes: a linguistic and cultural connection to the language. This article profiles four Anglo college students who grew up in bilingual or Spanish-dominant communities in the Southwest who self-identified as Spanish heritage speakers, citing linguistic and cultural connections developed at home and in their communities. It compares their experiences to attributes of Latin@ heritage speakers more commonly described in the literature and suggests the term "acquisition generation" to describe how new speakers develop and negotiate a heritage speaker identity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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