Longitudinal Interactional Histories

Bilingual and Biliterate Journeys of Mexican Immigrant-origin Youth

Authors: Kibler, Amanda K.

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  • Offers a unique perspective on bilingualism, multilingualism and bi-literacy among immigrant-origin youth
  • Contextualises individual language and literacy journeys within the broader framework of immigration and bilingualism in the USA
  • Presents insights from an eight-year, multi-site longitudinal study
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This book explores the lives of five Mexican immigrant-origin youths in the United States, documenting their language and literacy journeys over an eight-year period from adolescence to young adulthood. In these qualitative case studies, the author uses a “longitudinal interactional histories approach” (LIHA) to explore literacy events in which the young people participated over time, telling the stories behind texts they created in order to better understand opportunities for bilingual and biliterate development available inside and outside of formal schooling. The book begins with an overview and exploration of theories and research underpinning the project, with a focus on countering minoritizing discourses faced by many multilingual immigrant youth and prioritizing the “goodness” of their experiences. The study’s methodology, including LIHA, is presented, before individual case studies of all five youth are explored. The book closes with a synthesis of these cases and exploration of pedagogical, policy, and research implications. It will be of particular interest to students and scholars of education, applied linguistics and sociolinguistics, as well as teachers and policy-makers working with bilingual and biliterate immigrant youth. 

About the authors

Amanda Kibler is an Associate Professor in the College of Education at Oregon State University, USA. Her work focuses on better understanding the language and literacy development of multilingual children and adolescents from immigrant backgrounds and using these insights to support educators in providing more equitable learning opportunities for all students. She uses ethnographic, longitudinal, qualitative, discourse-analytic, and mixed-methods approaches to explore these issues, and her work has been published in venues including Applied Linguistics, Language Learning, The Journal of Second Language Writing, The Modern Language Journal, and TESOL Quarterly.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Starting the Journey: Introducing the Study, Youth, and Their Stories

    Kibler, Amanda K.

    Pages 1-21

  • Understanding Languages and Literacies of Immigrant-Origin Multilingual Youth: Insights from Theory and Research

    Kibler, Amanda K.

    Pages 23-46

  • Developing Understandings Over Time and Across Contexts

    Kibler, Amanda K.

    Pages 47-73

  • “To Make Something of Myself”: Interactional Histories in the Context of Remedial Institutional Practices and Immigration Policies

    Kibler, Amanda K.

    Pages 75-115

  • “It’s Going to Take a While for This Country to Get Used to Us”: School and Vocational Interactional Histories in the Context of Immigration Policies

    Kibler, Amanda K.

    Pages 117-152

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-98814-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Longitudinal Interactional Histories
Book Subtitle
Bilingual and Biliterate Journeys of Mexican Immigrant-origin Youth
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-98815-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-98815-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-98814-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 313
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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