Publication details [#66519]

Hornberger, Nancy H. and Sarah Gallo. 2019. Immigration policy as family language policy: Mexican immigrant children and families in search of biliteracy. International Journal of Bilingualism 23 (3) : 757–770.
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SAGE Publications


This paper draws upon the ethnography of language planning and policy (LPP) to explore the complexities of how young Latino children with a recently deported parent engage with family language policies within their routine interactions. It examines how US elementary school-aged children engage with, resist, and refashion family language and literacy policies alongside their parents in the face of parental deportations to Mexico; and how children’s and parents’ experiences with monoglossic ideologies of schooling in the USA and Mexico shape family LPP and migratory decisions.