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    ISBN: 9781107133372 , 9781107589896
    Language: English
    Pages: xxii, 324 Seiten , Illustrationen, Diagramme
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als Montrul, Silvina Native speakers, interrupted
    DDC: 306.44/60973
    Keywords: Bilingualism ; Heritage language speakers ; Linguistic change ; Spanish language Direct object ; Spanish language Morphosyntax ; Hindustani language Direct object ; Hindustani language Morphosyntax ; Romanian language Direct object ; Romanian language Morphosyntax ; USA ; Amerikanisches Englisch ; Zweisprachigkeit ; Morphosyntax ; Sprachwandel
    Abstract: "A heritage language is the term given to a language spoken at home by bilingual children of immigrant parents. Written by a leading figure in the field, this pioneering, in-depth study brings together three heritage languages - Hindu, Spanish, and Romanian - spoken in the United States. It demonstrates how heritage speakers drive morphosyntactic change when certain environmental characteristics are met and considers the relationship between social and cognitive factors and timing in language acquisition, bilingualism, and language change. It also discusses the implications of the findings for the language education of heritage speakers in the USA and considers how the heritage language can be maintained in the English-speaking school system. Advancing our understanding of heritage language development and change, this book is essential reading for students and researchers of linguistics and multilingualism, immigration, education studies, and language policy, as well as for educators and policy makers"--
    Note: Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 293-321
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