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LINGUIST List 17.266

Thu Jan 26 2006

Books: Applied Ling/Lang Acquisition, Spanish: Fairclough

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        1.    Kerstin Schwartz, Spanish and Heritage Language Education in the United States: Fairclough


Message 1: Spanish and Heritage Language Education in the United States: Fairclough
Date: 25-Jan-2006
From: Kerstin Schwartz <k.schwartziberoamericanalibros.com>
Subject: Spanish and Heritage Language Education in the United States: Fairclough


Title: Spanish and Heritage Language Education in the United States
Subtitle: Struggling with hypotheticals.
Series Title: Lengua y Sociedad en el Mundo Hispánico, 12
Published: 2005
Publisher: Iberoamericana / Vervuert Verlag
                http://www.ibero-americana.net

Book URL: http://www.ibero-americana.net/cgi-bin/infodetail.cgi?isbn=3865271545&doknr=31154&lang=en&txt

Author: Marta Fairclough, University of Houston
Paperback: ISBN: 3865271545 Pages: 164 Price: Europe EURO 19.80
Abstract:

This book examines the effects of formal instruction on the
learning/acquisition of standard Spanish by Hispanic heritage learners
attending intermediate and advance level courses at the University of
Houston. Using a variationist framework of correlating linguistic features
with social variables, the book analyzes the expression of conditionality
(i.e., hypothetical discourse) in a corpus of heritage learners' speech and
written data. Another corpus compiled from traditional foreign language
students of Spanish is used for comparison. The study addresses four major
questions:

(1) What are the main differences between Hispanic heritage learners and
traditional foreign language students of Spanish when learning the
standard/academic variety of Spanish?
(2) Are there significant differences among different production tasks
among the heritage learners?
(3) Is second dialect acquisition an additive process?
(4) How effective is explicit grammar instruction for second dialect
acquisition?

A comprehensive summary of Hispanic heritage language education in the U.S.
is included, and pedagogical implications are suggested based on the findings.

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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            Spanish (spa)

Written In: English (eng )

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