Featured Linguist!

Jost Gippert: Our Featured Linguist!

"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



Donate Now | Visit the Fund Drive Homepage

Amount Raised:

$34890

Still Needed:

$40110

Can anyone overtake Syntax in the Subfield Challenge ?

Grad School Challenge Leader: University of Washington


Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

What is English? And Why Should We Care?

By: Tim William Machan

To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Medical Writing in Early Modern English

Edited by Irma Taavitsainen and Paivi Pahta

This volume provides a new perspective on the evolution of the special language of medicine, based on the electronic corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts, containing over two million words of medical writing from 1500 to 1700.


Book Information

   
Sun Image

Title: Spanish and Heritage Language Education in the United States
Subtitle: Struggling with hypotheticals.
Written By: Marta Fairclough
URL: http://www.ibero-americana.net/cgi-bin/infodetail.cgi?isbn=3865271545&doknr=31154&lang=en&txt
Series Title: Lengua y Sociedad en el Mundo Hispánico, 12
Description:

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.

If you would like to be continuously informed about our new books, series
and journals please sign up for our free newsletter at
http://www.ibero-americana.net/en/kontakt2.html.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Iberoamericana / Vervuert Verlag
Review: Not available for review. If you would like to review a book on The LINGUIST List, please login to view the AFR list.
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
Spanish
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3865271545
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 164
Prices: Europe EURO 19.80