Heritage Languages

A language contact approach

Suzanne Aalberse | University of Amsterdam
Ad Backus | Tilburg University
Pieter Muysken | Radboud University Nijmegen
ISBN 9789027204714 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027204707 | EUR 36.00 | USD 54.00
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Heritage languages, such as the Turkish varieties spoken in Berlin or the Spanish used in Los Angeles, are non-dominant languages, often with little prestige. Their speakers also speak the dominant language of the country they live in. Often heritage languages undergo changes due to their special status. They have received a lot of scholarly attention and provide a link between academic concerns and educational issues. This book takes a language contact perspective: we consider heritage languages from the perspective of their history, their structural properties, and their interaction with other surrounding languages.
[Studies in Bilingualism, 58]  2019.  xix, 302 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“Aalberse, Backus & Muysken provide a very informative, well researched dive into the field of heritage language through the lens of language contact. The concrete examples of understudied languages taken from recorded language corpora as well as the global perspective of the research makes this an especially distinctive work. This book will make a great addition to anyone interested in heritage languages and their speakers and language contact phenomena.”
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