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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.

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Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Iberoamericana / Vervuert Verlag
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
Spanish
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3865271545
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 164
Prices: Europe EURO 19.80