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Author Aalberse, Suzanne, author.

Title Heritage languages : a language contact approach / Suzanne Aalberse, Ad Backus, Pieter Muysken
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Studies in Bilingualism ; 58
Studies in bilingualism ; 58
Contents Heritage speakers and heritage languages -- History of the field of heritage language studies -- Social aspects of heritage languages -- Bilingual language use -- Methods for collecting heritage language data -- Studying variability in heritage language speaker populations -- and the base line -- Heritage language phenomena and what triggers them -- Grammatical models and research paradigms -- Language processing in multilingual speakers -- Heritage languages in a post-colonial setting: focus on Papiamentu -- The political dimension of heritage languages: endangered languages, -- language rights, and the preservation of diversity -- Technical terms used in this book related to heritage languages
Summary "Heritage languages, such as the Turkish varieties spoken in Berlin or the Spanish used in Los Angeles, are non-dominant languages, often with little prestige. Their speakers also speak the dominant language of the country they live in. Often heritage languages undergo changes due to their special status. They have received a lot of scholarly attention and provide a link between academic concerns and educational issues. This book takes a language contact perspective: we consider heritage languages from the perspective of their history, their structural properties, and their interaction with other surrounding languages"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher
Subject Heritage language speakers.
Languages in contact.
Linguistic minorities.
Native language -- Study and teaching.
Heritage language speakers.
Languages in contact.
Linguistic minorities.
Native language -- Study and teaching.
Form Electronic book
Author Backus, Ad, author.
Muysken, Pieter, author.
LC no. 2019038039
ISBN 9027261768