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Face[t]s of First Language Loss by Sandra G. Kouritzin

By Sandra G. Kouritzin

This publication contributes to the knowledge of first-language loss in either immigrant and indigenous groups in (at least) 3 ways. First, it presents perception into the method of language loss and the standards contributing to it. moment, it makes an attempt to outline, from an insider standpoint, what it potential to "lose" a language. 3rd, it analyzes the perceived results of first language loss when it comes to social, educational, emotional, and financial factors--an process formerly missing in learn on language loss.

such a lot stories of first language loss are impersonal, even if they inform emotional tales. This polyphonic booklet approximately language loss and imperfect studying of background languages tells the interior tale. effortless to learn and but educational, it provides voice to 5 varied storytellers who relate the histories in their first language loss and analyzes issues from 21 life-history case reports of adults who had misplaced their first languages whereas studying English. The tales during this booklet make a compelling argument that historical past languages will be preserved, that ESL can be approximately constructing bilinguals no longer English monolinguals.

very important studying for researchers, practitioners, and graduate scholars in ESL and bilingual schooling, multicultural schooling, cultural stories, and sociology, this ebook also will curiosity qualitative researchers for example of a special type of either doing and writing research.

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