1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Spanish as a Heritage Language

Edited By Kim Potowski Copyright 2018
    606 Pages
    by Routledge

    606 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Handbook of Spanish as a Heritage Language brings together contributions from leading linguists, educators and Latino Studies scholars involved in teaching and working with Spanish heritage language speakers.

    This state-of-the-art overview covers a range of topics within five broad areas: Spanish in U.S. public life, Spanish heritage language use and systems, educational contexts, Latino studies perspectives and Spanish outside the U.S. 

    The Routledge Handbook of Spanish as a Heritage Language addresses for the first time the linguistic, educational and social aspects of heritage Spanish speakers in one volume making it an indispensable reference for anyone working with Spanish as a heritage language.


    Kim Potowski is Professor of Spanish Linguistics and Director of the Spanish Heritage Language Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

    "Con este volumen, el joven campo del español como lengua heredada alcanza su madurez y consolida su importancia dentro de la lingüística aplicada. Estos 36 estudios, firmados por un extraordinario elenco de expertos, ofrecen análisis desde una multiplicidad de contextos y ángulos, algunos muy novedosos. Potowski ha logrado ensamblar una magnífica obra coral."

    Francisco Moreno Fernández, Universidad de Alcalá and Instituto Cervantes at Harvard University

    "The breadth of scholarship collected here, including leading researchers in Latino studies, various disciplines of linguistics, and education, is the result of Potowski's vision for these fields to inform each other with the goal of improving circumstances for diasporic Spanish-speaking populations around the world. These analyses push our understandings of critical topics, and many chapters inspire advocacy for marginalized populations. An essential volume."

    Norma Mendoza-Denton, University of California Los Angeles