Download PDF by Kim Potowski, Jason Rothman: Bilingual Youth: Spanish in English-speaking societies

By Kim Potowski, Jason Rothman

ISBN-10: 9027241813

ISBN-13: 9789027241818

The current quantity represents numerous photographs of what occurs while households try and elevate young children in Spanish whereas residing in English-speaking societies. Aided by means of the foregrounding bankruptcy via Suzanne Romaine approximately language and identification and the afterword by way of Carol Klee that ties jointly many matters cited through the assortment, the reader profits a extra whole knowing of the variables that give a contribution to Spanish bilingualism in English-speaking societies, and by way of extension a extra entire figuring out of the dynamic nature of bilingualism commonly. This quantity, the 1st of its variety, brings jointly a magnificent array of sociolinguistic environments whereas maintaining the 2 languages consistent. we are hoping that it marks the start of comparative analyses of bilingualism, acquisition results, and id development throughout environments that proportion a similar languages, yet the place very important disparities exist within the sociolinguistic landscapes.

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Several states (California in 1998, Arizona in 2000, and Massachusetts in 2002) have passed laws outlawing bilingual education programs. And the transitional bilingual education programs for Spanish-speaking children that sprung up around the country since the 1970s have started to be replaced by English-only programs.  In other cases, little is done for these Spanish-speaking children. . For the history of this language-in-education policy, see Crawford (2004). Also see García and Kleifgen (2010).

The families have been reconstituted time and time again as a result of separations having to do with immigration, divorce, remarriage. And furthermore, some families have come and gone to their places of origin many times in the children’s short lives, and continue to do so even during the school year. The data we provide here under Tables 2, 3 and 4 were gathered after many conversations of the two teachers with the parents. S. Mexico Other Latin American countries Other non-Latin Am countries Unknown TOTAL # of children # of mothers # of fathers 33 â•⁄ 4 14 19 â•⁄ 2 â•⁄ 1 â•⁄ 1 37 12 20 â•⁄ 2 â•⁄ 2 â•⁄ 1 37 37 11.

Thus, these educational programs are important because they represent spaces of resistance to the dominant monolingual language-in-education policy. As we will see, because of the mixed and hybrid nature of two-way bilingual education, these educational programs are neither monolingual, nor are they bilingual in the traditional sense. The traditional bilingual education programs of the past have always considered the two languages as separate bounded entities. This has been the case of prestigious bilingual education programs around the world where the elite educate their children, and of immersion bilingual education in Canada for the Anglophone majority.

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