On Heritage, Language and Identity

Are your motivations for raising bilingual children emotional or pragmatic? Maybe a little bit of both? We had an interesting conversation with Sabine Little, Lecturer in Languages Education and Researcher at the University of Sheffield, where her research explores the ties between heritage languages and identity.

Sabine’s work also shines a light on how families navigate multiple languages in their homes and the motivations different families have for passing on the heritage language to their children.

Additional Reading

A conceptual framework of heritage language identities.
Source: ‘Whose heritage? Whose inheritance?: Conceptualising Family Language Identities

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