Voces Latino Students on Life in the United States

Author: María M Carreira
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440803528
Format: PDF, Docs
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Featuring hundreds of personal anecdotes by Latino college students against a backdrop of information on their culture, history, and academic needs and strengths, this book offers a compelling and exacting view of the world of Latino students and their families. • Introduces readers to the experiences of Latino students through personal interviews and autobiographical essays • Provides an overview of the culture, history, and linguistic practices of U.S. Latinos • Presents a non-technical summary of the needs and strengths of Latino students as identified in the research literature • Provides concrete examples of the strategies and tools used by Latino youth to deal with adversity and succeed in life • Takes real-world situations to demonstrate how the actions of educators and other adults help or hinder these students

Advances in Spanish as a Heritage Language

Author: Diego Pascual y Cabo
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
ISBN: 9027266875
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Bringing together contributions from some of the leading experts in the field of Spanish as a Heritage Language, this volume aims to provide an in-depth understanding of current and emerging trends in research and praxis. To this end, the volume is divided into three thematic units. The first unit surveys the study of Spanish heritage speaker bilingualism from a formal/theoretical linguistic point of view. The second unit focuses on issues shaping the current state of affairs in heritage language education. Finally, the third unit maps out future lines of development within heritage language instruction. The wide topical scope within this single volume will undoubtedly provide a valuable resource for researchers, students, and professionals working in different areas of Spanish as a heritage language.

Innovative Strategies for Heritage Language Teaching

Author: Marta Fairclough
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1626163391
Format: PDF
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Heritage language (HL) learning and teaching presents particularly difficult challenges. Melding cutting-edge research with innovations in teaching practice, the contributors in this volume provide practical knowledge and tools that introduce new solutions informed by linguistic, sociolinguistic, and educational research on heritage learners. Scholars address new perspectives and orientations on designing HL programs, assessing progress and proficiency, transferring research knowledge into classroom practice, and the essential question of how to define a heritage learner. Articles offer analysis and answers on multiple languages, and the result is a unique and essential text—the only comprehensive guide for heritage language learning based on the latest theory and research with suggestions for the classroom.

The Routledge Handbook of Spanish as a Heritage Language

Author: Kim Potowski
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317563069
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Routledge Handbook of Spanish as a Heritage Language brings together contributions from leading linguists, educators and Latino Studies scholars involved in teaching and working with Spanish heritage language speakers. This state-of-the-art overview covers a range of topics within five broad areas: Spanish in U.S. public life, Spanish heritage language use and systems, educational contexts, Latino studies perspectives and Spanish outside the U.S.? The Routledge Handbook of Spanish as a Heritage Language addresses for the first time the linguistic, educational and social aspects of heritage Spanish speakers in one volume making it an indispensable reference for anyone working with Spanish as a heritage language.

Latino America

Author: Matt Barreto
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1610395026
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Sometime in April 2014, somewhere in a hospital in California, a Latino child tipped the demographic scales as Latinos displaced non-Hispanic whites as the largest racial/ethnic group in the state. So, one-hundred-sixty-six years after the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo brought the Mexican province of Alta California into the United States, Latinos once again became the largest population in the state. Surprised? Texas will make the same transition sometime before 2020. When that happens, America's two most populous states, carrying the largest number of Electoral College votes, will be Latino. New Mexico is already there. New York, Florida, Arizona, and Nevada are shifting rapidly. Latino populations since 2000 have doubled in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, and South Dakota. The US is undergoing a substantial and irreversible shift in its identity. So, too, are the Latinos who make up these populations. Matt Barreto and Gary M. Segura are the country's preeminent experts in the shape, disposition, and mood of Latino America. They show the extent to which Latinos have already transformed the US politically and socially, and how Latino Americans are the most buoyant and dynamic ethnic and racial group, often in quite counterintuitive ways. Latinos' optimism, strength of family, belief in the constructive role of government, and resilience have the imminent potential to reshape the political and partisan landscape for a generation and drive the outcome of elections as soon as 2016.

Presente

Author: Cristina Tzintzœn
Publisher: AK Press
ISBN: 1849351678
Format: PDF, ePub
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Documenting the undocumented: voices of immigrant workers.

Lengua Fresca

Author: Harold Augenbraum
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618656707
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Brazen, bold, edgy, and fresh: an unexpected take on Latino life, spotlighting some of the culture’s most exciting innovative and emerging voices. An entertaining, provocative and often exhilarating collection, Lengua Fresca celebrates some of the most original and cutting-edge work to emerge from the cultural collide that is Latino life in the United States. Featuring an eclectic mix of Latino writing--including fiction, journalism, essays, comics, and even cultural ephemera--this unique anthology showcases literature found in unexpected places. Selections include stories from Salvador Plascencia, Christina Henriquez, and Ana Menendez; graphic pieces from the Hernandez brothers (creators of the groundbreaking comix Love and Rockets) and Lalo Alcaraz (creator of La Cucaracha); and essays by Stephanie Elizondo Griest and Dagoberto Gilb on pop culture topics such as The George Lopez Show and Taco Bell. The growth of Spanglish, the lingua franca of Hispanic communities, is highlighted as well. Compiled by the editors of the classroom favorite Growing Up Latino, Lengua Fresca offers an unconventional window on a vibrant, quickly expanding culture.