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. 2 No. 1 (2022)

Published: 2022-04-25

Exploring Instructor Feedback Provision in Heritage Language and Mixed Heritage-Second Language Classrooms

Paola Guerrero-Rodriguez, Avizia Long


The effects of feedback on second language (L2) learning has garnered...

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An Analysis of Heritage Speaker Writing Development Over Three Months of Instruction

Lauren Miller



Despite growing numbers of heritage speakers (HS) in all levels of language classrooms, much remains to be understood about...

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Intonation Patterns in Argentinean- and Venezuelan-Canadian Heritage Speakers of Spanish

Investigating Parental and English Influences

Jacob Aziz, Vanina Machado Araujo, Natasha Swiderski, Celina Valdivia, Ryan Stevenson, Yasaman Rafat, Rajiv Rao



An encompassing study projected by Rao (2016) identified various factors such as transfer from English, parental input, and pragmatic context as...

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Telecollaboration as a Tool to Enhance Critical Pedagogy in Spanish Heritage Language Instruction

Laura Villa, María Jesús Barros García



Abstract: This paper describes and evaluates our experience implementing telecollaboration in Spanish Heritage Language...

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Audiovisual Assignments as Service-learning for Social Justice in Latinx Communities

Rachel Showstack



Although digital media projects are not new to Spanish heritage language education, the increased digitization of communication during the...

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