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Involuntary Language Loss among Immigrants [microform] : Asian-American Linguistic Autobiographies / Leanne Hinton
Bib ID 5665980
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Hinton, Leanne
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1999 
4 p. 
Series

ERIC Digest.

Summary

This digest draws on a set of linguistic autobiographies written by Asian-American college students in classes at the University of California at Berkeley over the last several years, and examines the pattern of language shift that takes place in the young first- and second-generation student and why this shift takes place. It also looks at the efforts families make to keep their heritage language strong (and why those efforts often do not work) and at those rare people who have succeeded in becoming bilingual, and what happened to make it possible. Specific sections discuss the following: learning English; first language attrition; factors relating to first language retention and attrition; efforts at language maintenance; the University of California, Berkeley environment; and thoughts for future generations. (VWL)

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Availability: ERIC/CLL, 4646 40th Street NW, Washington, DC 20016-1859. For full text: <http://www.cal.org/ericcll>.

Sponsoring Agency: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: ED-99-CO-0008.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Asian Americans.  |  Bilingualism.  |  English (Second Language)  |  Heritage Education.  |  Higher Education.  |  Language Maintenance.  |  Language Skill Attrition.  |  Second Language Learning.  |  Native Language  |  ERIC Digests University of California Berkeley
Form/genre ERIC Publications.  |  ERIC Digests in Full Text.
Other authors/contributors ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics
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