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2018

Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

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Language Use By Spanish Heritage Speakers In The Classroom And The World And The Implications For Educators, Amanda Deras May 2018

Language Use By Spanish Heritage Speakers In The Classroom And The World And The Implications For Educators, Amanda Deras

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Looking at the patterns of language use, language attitudes, and language ideologies, this literature review investigates how Spanish heritage speakers’ use of Spanish and their views on using Spanish translate into the classroom. This paper looks at Spanish heritage language use in both official and unofficial spaces, putting emphasis on use in the classroom. Additionally, it looks at the language attitudes and ideologies Spanish heritage language speakers have toward the use of Spanish, English, and “Spanglish” in different contexts. Heritage language speakers, particularly Spanish heritage language speakers, are growing in number in the United States and in American schools. In ...