This special issue of the Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences focused on the multiple roles of language in the socialization and learning of children in Mexican-descent families. Individually and as a collection, the studies in this volume represent an important body of work and stake out new directions in the study of language and its role in child development. The title of this special issue, “Conversations Within Mexican-Descent Families: Diverse Contexts for Language Socialization and Learning,” reflects key concepts that unite the six individual studies together into a cohesive body of research. In closing this issue, we will look back and highlight some of the important findings and recurring themes and point to new issues that need our continued time and attention to further the development of this research.
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