Spanish as a Heritage Language (SHL) is an international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to highlighting the emerging body of scholarship surrounding the field of Spanish as a Heritage Language studies in both theory and practice. SHL is a forum for sharing innovative ideas, research, and practical experiences from diverse areas of research, all pertaining to the overarching theme of heritage speaker bilingualism.

SHL is copublished by the University of Florida Press and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Florida. We are currently accepting submissions for our forthcoming issues.

Vol. 1 No. 2 (2021)

Published: 2021-12-30

Selected Papers from the 7th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

Introduction to the Special Issue of the SHL Journal

Damián Vergara Wilson, Mary Hudgens Henderson

117–120

Abstract

As pointed out in the Editorial Letter in the inaugural issue of this journal (Pascual y Cabo, Foulis, Prada & Wilson, 2021), the National...

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Heritage Spanish Speakers (Back) in Mexico

Educating U.S.-Raised Children in Mexican Schools

Kathleen Tacelosky

121–142

Abstract

Children who have learned to speak Spanish at home, have had some or all of their schooling in English, and who go (back) to the homeland of...

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SHL Literacy Skills

The Search for Hidden Treasure

Patricia MacGregor-Mendoza, Gabriela Moreno

143–166

Abstract

For SHL learners in U.S. schools, formal exposure to reading is more frequently experienced in English rather than Spanish. Consequently,...

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Heritage Mexican Spanish Speakers’ Sociophonetic Perception of /s/ Aspiration

Whitney Chappell

167–197

Abstract

The present study explores the sociophonetic perception of second-generation Mexican Americans in the United States to determine (a) whether...

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Examinando el Paisaje Lingüístico en una Clase de Composición para Hablantes de Herencia

Yuly Asención-Delaney

198–221

Abstract

Este artículo presenta un estudio de investigación-acción que responde a la necesidad de incluir proyectos pedagógicos en las clases de...

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Pathways of Development in Child Heritage Speakers' Use of Spanish Demonstratives

Naomi Shin, Mariana Marchesi, Jill P. Morford

222–246

Abstract

Scholars have argued that restricted language input slows language acquisition, but the pathway of development may remain the same. The current...

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Heritage speakers’ online processing of the Spanish subjunctive: A comprehensive usage-based study

Priscila López-Beltrán

247–253

Abstract

The inherent variability of heritage grammars is still poorly understood. The present study challenges employs a usage-based approach to...

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DIGITAL L2 WRITING LITERACIES: DIRECTIONS FOR CLASSROOM PRACTICE

by Ana Oskoz and Idoia Elola

Amalia Llombart

258–259

Abstract

Book review of: Digital L2 Writing Literacies: Directions for Classroom Practice by Ana Oskoz and Idoia Elola. Equinox Publishing,...

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HERITAGE SPEAKERS OF SPANISH AND STUDY ABROAD (1ST EDITION)

by Rebecca Pozzi, Tracy Quan, and Chelsea Escalante

Clara Burgo

258–260

Abstract

Review of Digital L2 Writing Literacies: Directions for Classroom Practice by Ana Oskoz and Idoia Elola. Equinox Publishing, 2020, 250...

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