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The Linguistic Similarities of Spanish Heritage and Second Language Learners
Foreign Language Annals (2008)
  • Andrew Lynch, University of Miami
Abstract

This article addresses the situation of lower-proficiency heritage language learners of Spanish in terms of their linguistic similarities to second language learners. The analysis highlights grammatical and lexical features in the oral discourse of Spanish heritage and second language learners at intermediate and advanced levels of study, establishing common linguistic ground between the two groups. Given the similarities, the article emphasizes the current need for courses designed to accommodate lower-proficiency heritage learners, integrating principles and aspects of second language acquisition theory and pedagogy.

Publication Date
2008
Citation Information
Andrew Lynch. "The Linguistic Similarities of Spanish Heritage and Second Language Learners" Foreign Language Annals Vol. 41 (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/andrewlynch/18/