The Routledge Handbook of Spanish as a Heritage Language brings together contributions from leading linguists, educators and Latino Studies scholars involved in teaching and working with Spanish heritage language speakers.

This state-of-the-art overview covers a range of topics within five broad areas: Spanish in U.S. public life, Spanish heritage language use and systems, educational contexts, Latino studies perspectives and Spanish outside the U.S. 

The Routledge Handbook of Spanish as a Heritage Language addresses for the first time the linguistic, educational and social aspects of heritage Spanish speakers in one volume making it an indispensable reference for anyone working with Spanish as a heritage language.

chapter 1|14 pages

Spanish as a Heritage/Minority Language

A multifaceted look at ten nations

part I|127 pages

Social issues

chapter 6|14 pages

Linguistics and Latino Studies

Intersections for the advancement of linguistic and social justice

part II|156 pages

Linguistic studies

chapter 13|13 pages

Heritage Spanish Pragmatics

chapter 16|19 pages

Child Heritage Speakers’ Morphosyntax

Rate of acquisition and crosslinguistic influence

part III|161 pages

Educational issues

chapter 22|14 pages

Critical Language Awareness and Spanish as a Heritage Language

Challenging the linguistic subordination of US Latinxs

chapter 23|16 pages

Differentiated Teaching

A primer for heritage and mixed classes

chapter 25|14 pages

Spanish for the Professions and Community Service Learning

Applications with heritage learners

chapter 27|13 pages

Expanding the Multilingual Repertoire

Teaching cognate languages to heritage Spanish speakers

chapter 28|12 pages

Developing Spanish in Dual Language Programs

Preschool through twelfth grade

part IV|107 pages

Spanish as a minority/heritage language outside of the U.S.

chapter 30|16 pages

Spanish in the Antipodes

Diversity and hybridity of Latino/a Spanish speakers in Australia and Aotearoa-New Zealand

chapter 34|20 pages

Chilean Spanish Speakers in Sweden

Transnationalism, trilingualism, and linguistic systems