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Leslie Del Carpio is an Assistant Professor of Spanish Heritage Language and Linguistics at Indiana University. Her primary area of research is Spanish sociolinguistics with a focus on Spanish heritage language research and pedagogy, Spanish in the US, and language variation and contact.
Drawing on the theoretical tenets of the communities of practice (CofP) framework (Lave and Wenger 1991) and using an emic microanalytic perspective to analyze the data, this study explores how bilingual heritage speakers (HS) make relevant their novice-expert identities through references to their expertise and during repair activity. Data from fo...
Research on Spanish Heritage Language Learners' (SHLLs) language attitudes has demonstrated they typically present positive attitudes towards their Spanish HL and their Spanish classes. Nevertheless, other research shows that SHLLs still rely on dominant ideologies and discourses in society when discussing their language abilities, suggesting that...
Research on Spanish as a heritage language (SHL) has found that language ideologies have impacted SHL learners in the U.S. There are several ways in which language ideologies have influenced the overall experiences of SHL learners by encompassing power systems that are at play within personal, societal, academic, and professional contexts. Pedagogi...