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Language and Identity in a Dual Immersion School

byKim Potowski

Hardcover | January 23, 2007

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This book describes the educational experiences and linguistic outcomes of students in Chicago, Illinois, who are attending one of the oldest Spanish-English dual immersion schools in the United States. The author follows a group of students during fifth grade and again during eighth grade, documenting their Spanish use and proficiency as well as how Spanish and English intersect with the ongoing production of their identities.
Kim Potowski is an Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she directs the Spanish for heritage speakers program. Her research focuses on the Spanish of bilingual speakers, including how Spanish is spoken in the United States, the effectiveness of curricula for heritage speakers, and professional ...
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Title:Language and Identity in a Dual Immersion SchoolFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.59 × 6.01 × 0.7 inPublished:January 23, 2007Publisher:Multilingual MattersLanguage:English

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Table of ContentsChapter 1: IntroductionChapter 2: Immersion Classroom Research and Methodology of this StudyChapter 3: Inter-American Magnet SchoolChapter 4: Fifth Grade Language Use and ProficiencyChapter 5: Identity Investments of Fifth GradersChapter 6: Language Use in Eighth GradeChapter 7: Spanish Proficiency in Eighth GradeChapter 8: Identity Investments in Eighth GradeChapter 9: Conclusions