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Title:Family language practices of Kazakh immigrant families in the United States
Author(s):Hailati, Munila
Advisor(s):Pak, Yoon
Contributor(s):Kang, Hyun-Sook; Dávila, Liv T
Department / Program:Educ Policy, Orgzn & Leadrshp
Discipline:Educ Policy, Orgzn & Leadrshp
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
family language policy
heritage language
Abstract:Guided by the theoretical framework of family language policy, this project aims explore Kazakh immigrants’ family language ideologies, managements, and practices in the United States. Using the semi-structured interview approach, data were collected from three Kazakh immigrant families in Southern California. The findings presents that, Kazakh immigrants’ heritage language decision and language ideology impacted by parents’ language education experiences and ethnic identity, as well as the possibility of broadening social networks and professional opportunity by the given language. The research indicated home instruction and online class are common ways of learning heritage language for them. Also, their multilingual identity yields frequent code-switching and code-mixing language practices at home domain. The research provides a nuanced perspective on the diversity of Kazakh immigrants’ ethnolinguistic identity and family language patterns in the United States.
Issue Date:2021-06-15
Rights Information:Copyright 2021 Munila Hailati
Date Available in IDEALS:2022-01-12
Date Deposited:2021-08

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