GSE Publications

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

December 2007

Comments

Postprint version. Published in Linguistics and Education, Volume 8, Issues 3-4, December 2007, pages 325-334.
Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.linged.2007.10.001

Abstract

Herein, we are privileged to be given a close and detailed look at the lives and literacies of transnational multilingual youth and adults of diverse origins and communities from across the United States. These are multilingual lives and literacies located on the west coast, or in western mountain, southwest, midwest, or northeast U.S. There are New Yorkers of Dominican, Colombian, Bengali, and Chabad Jewish-American heritage, Mexican immigrants from Guanajuato and Jalisco in Iowa and California, respectively, and adult women refugees from Bosnia, Iran, and Sudan now residing in the intermountain west.

Keywords

biliteracy, transnationalism, multimodality, identity, immigration, language learning

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Date Posted: 08 January 2008