Publication details [#56438]

Oriyama, Kaya. 2012. What role can community contact play in heritage language literacy development? Japanese–English bilingual children in Sydney. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 33 (2) : 167–186.
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Language as a subject
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This study shows that whereas language use is of greater influence than background, community contact adds the most to the heritage language literacy development among Japanese heritage school-age children in Sydney, particularly as it significantly favors literacy-augmenting private language use.