June 8, 2013

Books: Spanish as a Heritage Language in the United States

From http://press.georgetown.edu/book/languages/spanish-heritage-language-united-states

Spanish as a Heritage Language in the United States: The State of the Field
Edited by Sara M. Beaudrie and Marta Fairclough
Published by Georgetown University Press

Description: 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.

Visit the publisher’s website at http://press.georgetown.edu/book/languages/spanish-heritage-language-united-states

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