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Household Perspectives on Minority Language Maintenance and Loss - Isabel Velázquez

Household Perspectives on Minority Language Maintenance and Loss

Language in the Small Spaces

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Investigates everyday minority language interactions within households and families in the US
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Forlag: Multilingual Matters
Innbinding: Innbundet
Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 232
ISBN: 9781788922272
Format: 23 x 16 cm
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Quite simply, without intergenerational transmission of a language within families, there is no maintenance and thus very little for linguists to study. This carefully nuanced study explores everyday linguistic choices navigated by working class Mexican immigrant mothers in the Midwest. A must-read for families raising kids bilingually and for scholars interested in the vitality of Spanish in the US.

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Kim Potowski, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

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Masterfully written and highly compelling, this book not only foregrounds the voices of Latina mothers in Nebraska’s New Latino Diaspora, it helps us understand the important role they play in language maintenance and transmission, as well as the great cost to society when these processes are interrupted.

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Theresa Catalano, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

«

This book is a fascinating portrayal of the struggle, resilience and triumph of Spanish language maintenance from an up-close-and-personal perspective in the US Midwest. Isabel Velázquez has gifted us with an innovative example of a storytelling sociology of language that will be emulated by researchers in years to come and that shines a bright light on the personal and lived consequences of language policy.

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Glenn A. Martinez, The Ohio State University, USA
Preface: Language Planning in Intimate Household Settings



Chapter 1. Language Maintenance and Loss in Low Vitality Settings



Chapter 2. Latino Language Experience in the US Midwest



Chapter 3. Language in the Small Spaces: Description of This Project



Chapter 4. Household Language Practices and Parental Strategies for Maintenance



Chapter 5. Mother and Children's Attitudes and Motivations to Use Spanish



Chapter 6. Mothers and Children: Reported Proficiency



Chapter 7. Children: Observed Skills in Spanish



Chapter 8. Analysis of Children's Story-Telling Task in Spanish and English



Chapter 9. Towards A Theoretical Model of Language Maintenance in Low Vitality Settings



Chapter 10. Conclusion



Appendices



References



Index
Isabel Velazquez is Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA. Her research interests include bilingualism, sociolinguistics and heritage languages, with a particular focus on Spanish in the United States.