publication . Doctoral thesis . 2015

"Connecting to My Roots": Filipino American Students' Language Experiences in the U.S. and in the Heritage Language Class

Angeles, Bianca C.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
Filipinos are one of the biggest minority populations in California, yet there are limited opportunities to learn the Filipino language in public schools. Further, schools are not able to nurture students’ heritage languages because of increased emphasis on English-only proficiency. The availability of heritage language classes at the university level – while scarce – therefore becomes an important space for Filipino American students to (re)learn and (re)discover their language and identity. Using the lenses of language shift and language maintenance, this study aimed to explore Filipino American students’ language experiences broadly in the U.S., and in the Fi...
free text keywords: heritage language, Filipino Americans, Asian American studies, bilingual education
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