Publication details [#60175]

Cekaite, Asta and Mina Kheirkhah. 2015. Language Maintenance in a Multilingual Family: Informal Heritage Language Lessons in Parent–Child Interactions. Multilingua 34 (3) : 319–346.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


This paper examines language socialization patterns and “one-parent, one-language” family language policy negotiations in parent–child interactions in a Persian-Kurdish family residing in Sweden. It is claimed that inquiry of child agency and of parental efforts to mold children’s heritage language use, can offer important insights into language maintenance conditions.