Heritage Language Maintenance and Development among Asian Immigrant Families in Canada

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dc.contributor.author Hong, Mina
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-26T16:39:28Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-26T16:39:28Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.date.issued 2016-05-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/7321
dc.description.abstract A majority of Canada’s population consists of people from diverse ethnic, linguistic, and religious backgrounds. As the number of immigrants and refugees from non-English or French speaking regions has increased recently, the study of their linguistic adaptation and cultural adjustment has become relevant to national interest and is beginning to attract the attention of researchers. This project reviews heritage language maintenance and development among Korean, Chinese, and Japanese immigrant families in the Canadian context. There are both similarities and differences in the experiences with regard to their efforts to retain heritage language: whereas Asian immigrant families across the three ethnic groups are reported to actively support their children’s heritage language maintenance overall, the degree of their involvement and focal points for heritage language education are found to differ owing to linguistic characteristics, family environment, and absence or existence of stable ethnic communities in a larger society. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject Asian immigrant families en_US
dc.subject Heritage language maintenance en_US
dc.title Heritage Language Maintenance and Development among Asian Immigrant Families in Canada en_US
dc.type project en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Anthony, Robert
dc.contributor.supervisor Roth, Wolff-Michael
dc.degree.department Department of Curriculum and Instruction en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Education M.Ed. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US

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