Spanish as a Heritage Language in the United States

The State of the Field

There is growing interest in heritage language learners: individuals who have a personal or familial connection to a nonmajority language. Spanish learners represent the largest segment of this population in the United States. In this comprehensive volume, experts offer an interdisciplinary overview of research on Spanish as a heritage language in the United States. They also address the central role of education within the field. Contributors offer a wealth of resources for teachers while proposing future directions for scholarship.


Sara Beaudrie is a faculty member with the School of International Letters and Cultures.