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Intergenerational heritage language practices: A case study of Spanish-speaking families in Britain

Intergenerational heritage language practices: A case study of Spanish-speaking families in Britain

Tyrrell, Naomi, Guijarro-Fuentes, Pedro and Blandon, Claudia (2014) Intergenerational heritage language practices: A case study of Spanish-speaking families in Britain. Applied Linguistics Review, 5 (2). pp. 305-325. ISSN 1868-6303 (Print), 1868-6311 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1515/applirev-2014-0014)

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Abstract

This paper analyses data from a multiple-method study exploring intergenerational heritage language practices in Spanish-speaking families in Britain. The paper harnesses interdisciplinary perspectives (human geography, childhood studies and socio-linguistics) to explore families' accounts of their intergenerational language practices within the home specifically, due to the dearth of work in this area in Britain. There is an urgent need to examine the multiple intersections between language, home and identity, particularly from intergenerational and/or life course perspectives. Currently, little is known about the ways in which members of migrant families evaluate their heritage language practices socially and linguistically in the home in European contexts, or how their heritage language practices are informed by their identities (often multiple) in European migrant-receiving countries. Specifically, the paper explores: the comparative geographical patterns of Spanish in Britain, using data from Census 2011; how and why children's and parents' heritage language practices differ in the home space (and beyond); and the ways in which these practices are rooted in senses of identity and belonging.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: intergenerational, Spanish, language, home, identity, Britain
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Literature, Language & Theatre
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2016 13:26
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/14721

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