Editor: Kimi Kondo-Brown
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027241436 Pages: 282 Price: Europe EURO 115.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027241436 Pages: x282 Price: U.S. $ 138.00
This collection of studies investigates the individual, micro-psychological, and macro-societal factors that promote or discourage the development of child and young adult heritage language learners' spoken and written skills in East Asian languages (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean). The research presented in this book is based on empirical data from various learning and social settings in the United States and Canada. The contributors are themselves mostly from East Asian immigrant backgrounds and have worked closely with students from such backgrounds. This book also speaks to the needs for future research within East Asian communities that will (a) promote East Asian heritage language development in applied linguistics, (b) encourage parental, community, and national support for East Asian heritage language development, and (c) improve the teaching of oral and written skills for heritage learners of East Asian languages in various educational settings.
Table of contents
Acknowledgments Author information Introduction Kimi Kondo-Brown 1-12 Section 1: Heritage language development among East Asian immigrant families The role of parents in heritage language maintenance and development: Case studies of Chinese immigrant children's home practices Guofang Li 15-32 Balancing L1 maintenance and L2 learning: Experiential narratives of Japanese immigrant families in Canada Mitsuyo Sakamoto 33-56 Grandparents, grandchildren, and heritage language use in Korean Eunjin Park 57-86 Section 2: The influence of educational institutions on heritage language development Heritage language development: Understanding the roles of ethnic identity, schooling and community Kiyomi Chinen and G. Richard Tucker 89-126 High-stakes testing and heritage language maintenance Sarah J. Shin 127-144 Japanese English bilingual children in three different language environments Asako Hayashi 145-171 Section 3: Heritage language use and proficiency: Associated and predictive factors Heritage language maintenance by Korean-American college students Eun Joo Kim 175-208 First language use and language behavior of Chinese students in Toronto, Canada Evelyn Yee-fun Man 209-241 East Asian heritage language proficiency development Kimi Kondo-Brown 243-258 References 259-278 Index 279-281