Heritage Language Education: A New Field Emerging

Heritage Language Education: A New Field Emerging

Focuses on issues at the forefront of heritage language teaching and research. Its state-of-the-art presentation will make this volume a standard reference book for investigators, teachers, and students.

Edited by Donna M. Brinton, Olga Kagan, and Susan Bauckus. Published by Routledge. Available at amazon.com

Table of Contents

 

Preface

ix

An Introduction

1

Who Are Our Heritage Language Learners? Identity and Biliteracy in Heritage Language Education in the United States
NANCY H. HORNBERGER AND SHUHAN C. WANG

3

Part I
Heritage Speakers: Demographics, Policy, and Identity

2

Learning Other Languages: The Case for Promoting Bilingualism within our Educational System
G. RICHARD TUCKER

39

3

Policy Activity for Heritage Languages: Connections with Representation and Citizenship
JOSEPH LO BIANCO

53

4

Heritage Language Education in Canada
PATRICIA A. DUFF

71

5

Chinese "Dialect" Speakers as Heritage Language Learners: A Case Study
TERRENCE G. WILEY

91

6

Heritage Languages and Ideologies of Language: Unexamined Challenges
GUADALUPE VALDÉS, SONIA V. GONZÁLEZ,
DANIA LÓPEZ GARCÍa, AND PATRICIO MÁQUEZ

107

7

The Relevance of Bilingual Proficiency in U.S. Corporate Settings
MARY MCGROARTY AND ALFREDO URZÚA

131

Part II
Heritage Speaker Profiles and Needs Analysis

8

Heritage Language Narratives
MARIA POLINKSY

149

9

Prior Language-Learning Experience and Variation in the Linguistic Profiles of Advanced English-Speaking Learners of Japanese
KAZUE KANNO, TOMOMI HASEGAWA, KEIKO IKEDA, YASUKO ITO, AND MICHAEL H. LONG

165

10

Academic Writing Proficiency of Russian Heritage Speakers: A Comparative Study
DEBRA FRIEDMAN AND OLGA KAGAN

181

11

Stigmatized Spanish Inside the Classroom and Out: A Model of Language Teaching to Heritage Speakers
CLAUDIA PARODI

199

12

A Profile of Japanese Heritage Learners and Individualized Curriculum
MASAKO O. DOUGLAS

215

Part III
Program Development and Evaluation

13

From Mirror to Compass: The Chinese Heritage Language Education Sector in the United States
SCOTT MCGINNIS

229

14

Spanish for Native Speakers Education: The State of the Field
JOY KREEFT PEYTON

243

15

School-Based Programs for Heritage Language Learners: Two-Way Immersion
DONNA CHRISTIAN

257

16

The Korean/English Dual Language Program in the Los Angeles Unified School District
SUNG-OCK S. SOHN AND CRAIG C. MERRILL

269

17

Enhancing Academic Language Proficiency in a Spanish Immersion Classroom
ANDREW D. COHEN AND TANIA GÓMEZ

289

18

"Oh, I Get It Now!" From Production to Comprehension in Second Language Learning
MERRILL SWAIN AND SHARON LAPKIN

301

19

Locating and Utilizing Heritage Language Resources in the Community: An Asset-Based Approach to Program Design and Evaluation
BRIAN K. LYNCH

321

In Conclusion

20

Salvaging Heritage Languages
TERRY KIT-FONG AU

337

 

About the Editors and Contributors

353

 

Index

363

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank several people for an abundance of help in preparing this book for publication. Rachel Pratley helped with editing in the early stages, Lisa Mikesell and Brieta Marie Fass with the bibliographies and references, and Diane Childs at the UCLA Young Research Library with references. Vanda Suvansilpakit entered contributors' revisions and helped with copy editing, and Alan Paul placed all the papers into a single manuscript and prepared the index. Agazit Abate was a great help in choosing an image for the cover.

We would also like to thank Naomi Silverman and Lynn Goeller of Routledge for their help and collegiality through all stages of preparation. Finally, we are grateful to all the contributors for their patience and willingness to answer many queries and make multiple changes at our request.

Published: Thursday, June 28, 2007