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Multiliteracies Pedagogy and Language Learning

Teaching Spanish to Heritage Speakers

Editors: Zapata, Gabriela C., Lacorte, Manel (Eds.)

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  • The first book solely devoted to empirical studies on the application of an established pedagogical approach to the teaching of Spanish to heritage speakers in the United StatesPresents empirical studies on how the Multiliteracies framework has been applied for the development of different linguistic, literacy, and cultural aspects of heritage speakers’ Spanish
  • Explores and analyses studies involving not only the teaching of Spanish to heritage speakers, but also the training of instructors with diverse cultural and professional backgrounds teaching Spanish to heritage speakers
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About this book

This book is the first volume to be devoted to the examination of the application of the multiliteracies pedagogical framework to the teaching of Spanish to heritage language learners in higher education institutions in the United States. The Hispanic population is a growing minority, and the presence of heritage speakers can be observed in second language Spanish classes in all levels of education, which presents unique challenges for practitioners. This collection focuses on differing populations of learners in educational settings in a variety of geographical areas, such as Arizona, California, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas. The studies included in the volume offer invaluable data and methodological insights into the instructional advantages of multiliteracies pedagogies in heritage language classrooms, and they will appeal to Spanish practitioners and researchers, as well as those interested in the education and practice of heritage languages.

About the authors

Gabriela C. Zapata is Associate Professor and Director of Lower Division Spanish Instruction in the Department of Hispanic Studies at Texas A&M University, USA. Her research focuses on second and heritage language acquisition and pedagogy, bilingualism and teacher education, and she has published widely on these topics.
Manel Lacorte is Associate Professor of Spanish Applied Linguistics, Director of the Spanish Language Program and Director of the MA Program in Hispanic Applied Linguistics at the University of Maryland, USA. His research interests include second language and heritage language pedagogy and teacher education, second language classroom interaction and context(s) and applied linguistics. He has published several edited volumes and a number of articles in leading journals.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • A Match Made in Heaven: An Introduction to Learning by Design and Its Role in Heritage Language Education

    Pages 1-26

    Zapata, Gabriela C.

  • Designing a Comprehensive Curriculum for Advanced Spanish Heritage Learners: Contributions from the Multiliteracies Framework

    Pages 27-66

    Parra, María Luisa (et al.)

  • The Role of Digital, Learning by Design Instructional Materials in the Development of Spanish Heritage Learners’ Literacy Skills

    Pages 67-106

    Zapata, Gabriela C.

  • Language and Power in a Medical Spanish for Heritage Learners Program: A Learning by Design Perspective

    Pages 107-128

    Martínez, Glenn (et al.)

  • Community Service Learning, Learning by Design, and Heritage Learners: A Case Study

    Pages 129-147

    Ruggiero, Diana

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-63103-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover $139.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-63102-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-87474-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multiliteracies Pedagogy and Language Learning
Book Subtitle
Teaching Spanish to Heritage Speakers
Editors
  • Gabriela C. Zapata
  • Manel Lacorte
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-63103-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63103-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-63102-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87474-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 240
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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