Aging in a Second Language: A Case Study of Aging, Immigration, and an English Learner Speech Community 1st ed. 2017 Edition

Ebook Details


Steven L. Arxer, Maria del Puy Ciriza, Marco Shappeck

Year 2017
Pages 154
Publisher Springer
Language en
ISBN 9783319576084
File Size 1.31 MB
File Format PDF
Download Counter 55
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Ebook Description

​This unique account of English language acquisition by Latino elders shines intimate light on the increasingly complex concerns of aging immigrant minority populations. Rich qualitative findings detail sociocultural barriers to and social and emotive factors that promote second language acquisition in older age. The book’s case study highlights diverse cognitive and social processes as elders establish a sense of self as learners and as part of a learning community, and a sense of place as newcomers navigating a challenging environment. And first-person comments from the group members deftly illustrate the intricacies of being an immigrant in a rapidly changing America as well as the myriad intersections of race/ethnicity, gender, culture, and country that shape immigrant life.