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Author Velázquez, Isabel (María Isabel), 1969- author.

Title Household perspectives on minority language maintenance and loss : language in the small spaces / Isabel Velázquez
Published Bristol ; Blue Ridge Summit : Multilingual Matters, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Bilingual education & bilingualism ; 115
Contents Preface: language planning in intimate household settings -- Carina: my children here and my children over there: language maintenance and loss in low vitality settings -- Magdalena: we speak Spanish so they won't forget: Latino language experience in the U.S. Midwest -- Teresa: I don't work: language in the small spaces: description of this project -- Josefina: you do what you can: household language practices and parental strategies for maintenance -- Juana: she reads in English but we talk to her in Spanish: mother & children's attitudes & motivations to use Spanish -- Carmen: Víctor, please, te dije que te estuvieras quieto: mothers & children: reported proficiency -- Elena: I'm trying to teach them more words: children: observed skills in Spanish -- Rosario: between making rent and paying the gas bill: analysis of children?s story-telling task in Spanish and English -- Gabriela: almost there: towards a theoretical model of language maintenance in low vitality settings -- Julia: but they tell me that I don't speak Spanish
Summary "This book examines minority language maintenance and loss in Spanish-speaking families in communities in the US with a low ethnolinguistic vitality for Spanish. It offers an account of the gendered nature of linguistic transmission and compares the self-perceptions, motivations and attitudes of members of two generations in the same household"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Bilingualism -- United States -- Case studies
Hispanic Americans -- Languages -- Case studies
Language maintenance -- United States -- Case studies
Language maintenance.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Cultural Policy
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
United States.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 178892228X