Kim Potowski

List of John Benjamins publications for which Kim Potowski plays a role.



Subjects Romance linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology | Theoretical linguistics

Bilingual Youth: Spanish in English-speaking societies

Edited by Kim Potowski and Jason Rothman

[Studies in Bilingualism, 42] 2011. vi, 371 pp.
Subjects Multilingualism | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Contact Linguistics | Language policy | Multilingualism | Romance linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology


Potowski, Kim 2016 Current issues in Spanish heritage language educationAdvances in Spanish as a Heritage Language, Pascual y Cabo, Diego (ed.), pp. 127–142
As the present volume makes abundantly clear, the Latino population in the United States is increasing and making an important impact all levels of education. The five chapters in this section focus on the teaching of Spanish to heritage speakers in postsecondary contexts. This introductory chapter… read more | Article
Torres, Lourdes and Kim Potowski 2016 : Codeswitching among Puerto Ricans, Mexicans and MexiRicans in ChicagoSpanish-English Codeswitching in the Caribbean and the US, Guzzardo Tamargo, Rosa E., Catherine M. Mazak and M. Carmen Parafita Couto (eds.), pp. 83–105
This chapter offers an analysis of codeswitching in Latino Chicago. The data were collected in one-hour, Spanish language sociolinguistic interviews with 64 Puerto Ricans, Mexicans and MexiRicans from three generational groups. We argue that codeswitching is a shared practice in the Chicago… read more | Article
Potowski, Kim and Jason Rothman 2011 : Spanish in English-speaking societiesBilingual Youth: Spanish in English-speaking societies, Potowski, Kim and Jason Rothman (eds.), pp. 3–6
Potowski, Kim and Lillian Gorman 2011 3. Hybridized tradition, language use, and identity in the U.S. Latina quinceañera ritualBilingual Youth: Spanish in English-speaking societies, Potowski, Kim and Jason Rothman (eds.), pp. 57–87
The quinceañera, a rite of passage marking the 15th birthday of a Latina girl, is an important site of language and identity enactment. Past research (Horowitz­ 1993; Davalos 1996; Cantú 1999, 2002; and Alvarez 2007) provides ample evidence of the shifting nature of the quinceañera tradition in the… read more | Article
Dual immersion schools in the United States, which combine native Spanish speakers and students learning Spanish as an L2, encourage English development while promoting Spanish learning. However, relatively little is known about the levels of Spanish attained by dual immersion graduates. This case… read more | Article