ForewordGuadalupe Valdes1. Insights form Research and Practice in Spanish as a Heritage LanguageM. Cecilia Colombi and Ana RocaPart I Spanish as a Heritage LanguageTheoretical Considerations 2. Toward a Theory of Heritage Language AcquisitionSpanish in the United StatesAndrew Lynch3. Profiles of SNS Students in the Twenty-First CenturyPedagogical Implications of the Changing Demographics and Social Status of U.S. HispanicsMaria M. Carreira4. Un enfoque funcional para la ensenanza del ensayo expositivo'Revitalizacion o erradicacion de la variedad chicana?Ysaura Bernal-Enriquez and Eduardo Hernandez ChavezPart II Community and Classroom-Based Research StudiesImplications for Instruction K-16 6. "Spanish in My Blood"Children's Spanish Language Development in Dual-Language Immersion ProgramsErnestina Pesina Hernandez, Hinako Takahashi-Breines, and Rebecca Blum-Martinez7. Minority Perspectives on LanguageMexican and Mexican-American Adolescents' Attitudes toward Spanish and EnglishKaren Beckstead and Almeida Jacqueline Toribio8. META: A Model for the Continued Acquisition of Spanish by Spanish/English Bilinguals in the United StatesRoberto Luis Carrasco and Florencia Riegelhaupt9. La ensenanza del espanol a los hispanohablantes bilingues y su efecto en la produccion oralMarta Fairclough and N. Ariana Mrak10. Academic Registers in Spanish in the U.S.A Study of Oral Texts Produced by Bilingual Speakers in a University Graduate ProgramMariana Achugar11. !No me suena!Heritage Spanish Speakers' Writing StrategiesAna Maria Schwartz12. Navegando a traves del registro formalCurso para hispanohablantes bilinguesRebeca Acevedo13. Spanish Print EnvironmentsImplications for Heritage Language DevelopmentSandra Liliana PucciContributors Index
"Mi lengua is a valuable collection that can serve not only professors and future researchers in the field of teaching Spanish to bilingual speakers, but also students in the area of political reform (reforms surrounding inherited language), interested in making new proposals or in disseminating new pedagogies."
Ana Roca is a professor in the Modern Languages department at Florida International University, Miami. She is chair of the Spanish for Native Speakers Committee of the AATSP. Her main areas of teaching and research interest are Spanish, Spanish in the United States, bilingualism and heritage language education issues in Spanish, language teaching, language education policy issues, and Hispanic culture and film. Roca is the author or coeditor of many books, including Research on Spanish in the United States; Nuevos Mundos (text & workbook); Spanish in Contact: Issues in Bilingualism (co-edited with John B. Jensen); and Spanish in the United States: Linguistic Contact and Diversity (co-edited with John M. Lipski). M. Cecilia Colombi is a professor in the Department of Language and Classics and Associate Language Director at the University of California-Davis. Her research interests include second language acquisition, educational linguistics, and sociolinguistics with emphasis on Spanish in the United States. She is the coauthor of Palabra Abierta (with Jill Pellettieri and Mabel Rodriguez), and the coeditor of both Developing Advanced Literacy in First and Second Language (with Mary Schleppegrell) and La Ensenanza del Espanol a Hispanohablantes: Praxis y Teoria (with Francisco X. Alarcon).
Mi lengua is a valuable collection that can serve not only professors and future researchers in the field of teaching Spanish to bilingual speakers, but also students in the area of political reform (reforms surrounding inherited language), interested in making new proposals or in disseminating new pedagogies. Estudios de linguistica aplicada Provides credible research and sound pedagogical strategies for addressing the education of the ever-increasing numbers of Spanish heritage language speakers in the United States. Its publication is timely and it should be required reading for all people who currently teach Spanish or plan to teach it in the future. Language Problems and Language Planning