Publication details [#66339]

Canagarajah, Suresh. 2019. Changing orientations to heritage language: The practice-based ideology of Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora families. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 2019 (255) : 9–44.
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De Gruyter


This study debates how families of the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora community in UK, USA, and Canada define heritage language and competence. It centers specifically on interview data to reveal the language ideologies of community members concerning heritage language and identity.