Language Acquisition and Loss Among Children of Immigrants

  1. Native language is generally lost in
    2nd or 3rd generations
  2. Contemporary immigration
    Triggered by 1965 Immigration Act
  3. Language Assimilation
    • Debate over official language policy
    • "One nation, one language" = idealized as state of linguistic perfection
    • Amplified by philosophers in 17th and 18th centuries
  4. Positive association between
    bilingualism and scholastic achievement
  5. Politics view bilingualism as a threat to
    preservation of national unity
  6. Parental education and family status have ____ with home language retention
    no association
  7. Children of isolated immigrants tend to have
    faster transition to English-only
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jlee1
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Language Acquisition and Loss Among Children of Immigrants
Description
Section 2
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