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Handbook of Heritage, Community, and Native American Languages in the United States Research, Policy, and Educational Practice

    424 Pages
    by Routledge

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    by Routledge

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    Co-published by the Center for Applied Linguistics

    Timely and comprehensive, this state-of-the-art overview of major issues related to heritage, community, and Native American languages in the United States, based on the work of noted authorities, draws from a variety of perspectives—the speakers; use of the languages in the home, community, and wider society; patterns of acquisition, retention, loss, and revitalization of the languages; and specific education efforts devoted to developing stronger connections with and proficiency in them. Contributions on language use, programs and instruction, and policy focus on issues that are applicable to many heritage language contexts. Offering a foundational perspective for serious students of heritage, community, and Native American languages as they are learned in the classroom, transmitted across generations in families, and used in communities, the volume provides background on the history and current status of many languages in the linguistic mosaic of U.S. society and stresses the importance of drawing on these languages as societal, community, and individual resources, while also noting their strategic importance within the context of globalization.




    Section I: Foundations of Heritage, Community, and Native American Language Education
    Terrence G. Wiley, Joy Kreeft Peyton, Donna Christian, Sarah Catherine K. Moore, and Na Liu

    1. Demographic Realities, Challenges, and Opportunities
    Molly Fee, Nancy C. Rhodes, and Terrence G. Wiley
    2. The Problem of Defining Heritage and Community Languages and Their Speakers: On the Utility and Limitations of Definitional Constructs
    Terrence G. Wiley
    3. Heritage Language Students: Profiles and Possibilities
    Guadalupe Valdés
    4. Three Hundred-Plus Years of Heritage Language Education in the United States
    Joshua A. Fishman
    5. Policy Considerations for Promoting Heritage, Community, and Native American Languages
    Terrence G. Wiley
    6. Documenting Language Loss and Endangerment: Research Tools and Approaches
    Joseph Lo Bianco
    7. Professional Opportunities for Heritage Language Speakers
    María Carreira
    8. Research on Heritage Language Issues
    Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl

    Section II: Commonly Taught Languages
    Ofelia García

    9. Spanish in the United States
    Kim Potowski
    10. French Heritage Language Communities in the United States
    Jane F. Ross and Fabrice Jaumont
    11. German as a Heritage Language in the United States
    Renate Ludanyi
    12. Italian and Italians in the United States
    Anna De Fina
    13. Portuguese Heritage Bilingualism in the United States
    Jason Rothman and Tiffany Judy

    Section III: Critical and Less Commonly Taught Languages
    Scott McGinnis

    14. Arabic in the United States
    Jeff Bale
    15. Being “Critical:” Implications for Chinese Heritage Language Schools
    Shuhan C. Wang
    16. The Journey of Hindi in the United States
    Surendra and Vijay Gambhir
    17.Russian Heritage Language Learners: From Students’ Profiles to Project-Based Curriculum
    Olga Kagan

    Section IV: Native American Languages
    Teresa L. McCarty

    18. Navajo
    Larisa Warhol and Jeston Morris
    19. Pueblo Languages of the Southwest
    Christine Sims
    20. Oowaaha Myaamiaataweenki: Miami is Spoken Here
    Daryl Baldwin
    21. Hawaiian: A Native American Language Official for a State
    William H. Wilson
    22. Warm Springs Languages
    Valerie Switzler and Erin Flynn Haynes

    Section V: Languages with Strong Community Connections
    Sarah J. Shin

    23. Japanese in the United States
    Kimi Kondo-Brown
    24. Community Support for Korean as a Heritage Language in the United States
    Jin Sook Lee
    25. Yiddish: A Jewish Language in the Diaspora
    Netta Avineri
    26. American Sign Language as a Heritage Language
    Sarah E. Compton
    27. Khmer
    Wayne E. Wright
    28. Filipino in the United States: Heritage Language Perspectives
    Joseph Axel

    Section VI: Promotion of Heritage, Community, and Native American Languages
    Wayne E. Wright

    29. Digital Stories in Heritage Language Education: Empowering Heritage Language Learners Through a Pedagogy of Multiliteracies
    Polina Vinogradova
    30. Heritage Language Development and Identity Construction Throughout the Life Cycle
    Agnes Weiyun He
    31. Stakeholder Views of Community-based Heritage Language Programs: Chinese and Korean Cases
    Na Liu and Byeong-Keun You
    32. Program Models for Heritage Language Education
    Sarah Catherine K. Moore
    33. Assessment of Heritage Language Learners: Issues and Directions
    Margaret E. Malone, Joy Kreeft Peyton, and Katie Kim
    34. Preparing Teachers to Work With Heritage Language Learners
    Ana María Schwartz Caballero
    35. Funding for Heritage Language Programs
    Sarah Catherine K. Moore

    Heritage, Community, and Native American Language Education: Looking to the Future
    Joy Kreeft Peyton and Donna Christian




    Terrence G. Wiley is President, Center for Applied Linguistics, USA and Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University, USA.

    Joy Kreeft Peyton is Senior Fellow, Center for Applied Linguistics, USA.

    Donna Christian is Senior Fellow, Center for Applied Linguistics, USA.

    Sarah Catherine K. Moore is Senior Research Associate, Center for Applied Linguistics, USA.

    Na Liu is Senior Research Associate, Center for Applied Linguistics, USA.

    "This anthology has a very broad scope. The chapters are relatively short, but the book is nonetheless comprehensive and well organized. Contributors include established, well-respected experts such as Joshua Fishman, as well as expert but newer scholars. ... A needed and useful collection. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All academic levels/libraries." - C.L. Thompson, Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, in CHOICE, October 2014

    "This welcome, and timely work [is distinguished by] its breadth and depth of coverage and expertise of the contributors." - G. Richard Tucker, Department of Modern Languages, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

    "A valuable contribution to helping policy-makers and educators better understand the dimensions of the challenges and the largely untapped resources that reside in our heritage communities." - Catherine Ingold, Director, National Foreign Language Center, University of Maryland, USA

    "…makes available in a single volume the current knowledge, insights, and experiences of many important leaders and researchers in the Heritage Language field.  Usable by both professionals and students, it can serve as an introduction to the field, as a reference for those already involved in it, and as an inspiration to those who wish to contribute to this increasingly important enterprise." - Linda Godson, Coordinator, Heritage Language Initiative, Portland State University, USA

    "The Handbook of Heritage, Community, and Native American Languages in the United States makes an important contribution to the field ... The Handbook is meaningful for a large audience: virtually every chapter offers something for not just heritage school stakeholders, but also public school teachers, researchers, and other interested parties. ... Although the field is still emerging and its borders remain fuzzy, the Handbook covers the subject effectively, and brings out the richness and variety inherent in the field." - Heritage Language Journal