Marco Shappeck

Marco Shappeck
University of North Texas at Dallas | UNTD · School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy

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Internally, the high frequency of discursive "ya" seems to follow a path of grammaticalization (i.e. meanings of ya refer less to objective situations and more to subjective and abstract ones); however, the shift of "ya" from adverb to discourse particle does not adhere to the parameters set by grammaticalization theory. Therefore, I examine the wa...
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Research has certainly played a significant role in community-based projects. In community and public health promotion, scientific studies are often regarded as a central source of information for policymakers (McGann and Weaver 2000). The results of many research projects are viewed as supplying basic information that helps scientists, community m...
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By using older adult immigrant firsthand accounts that we have collected over several years, we show the ways structural, cultural, and interpersonal forces impact older adult immigrants’ conception of themselves as second language learners and their practical ability to move toward English language attainment. These examples also highlight the imp...
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Chapter 2 introduces our Dallas area case study of Hispanic older adult English second language learners. Our 4-year case study data of an English second language literacy program reveals the relevance of place and safe language socialization in mediating the acculturation process. Our analysis draws upon focus group interviews and participant obse...
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This chapter presents recommendations for improving elder language resocialization. Current literature highlights the growing need to build cultural and linguistic competency among older adult immigrants and those who will work with this population. However, there is also a need to find successful and practical strategies to assist aging Hispanics...
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This chapter examines how language capital is structured by various formal and informal spaces, such as family, work, and within the ESL classroom. More specifically, this chapter focuses on the important process of affective positioning and how ESL socialization impacts the framing of emotions. A language socialization paradigm suggests that emoti...
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This chapter introduces current literature on language acquisition and emphasizes the key factors scholars have identified as critical for later life second language development. In this chapter, conventional approaches in linguistics are examined for their work on the relationship between aging and language learning. Of particular interest to thes...
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This chapter investigates how language socialization in the immigrant context cannot be separated from gender roles and their associative sociolinguistic practices. Exclusionary interactions that emanate either from the dominant or immigrant community have the potential to limit both women and men’s mobility and their access to native-speaking inte...
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This chapter centers on both private and public spaces to uncover the ways language capital is generated by older adult learners. In their private, domestic life they may experience a reversal of typical age-based language socialization roles. For older second language learners, their immigrant children and grandchildren are often positioned as lin...
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This chapter focuses on placing elder minority language acquisition in the context of immigration. Acknowledging demographic changes in the United States, we focus on the risk factors associated with immigration and acculturation. Specific attention is given to the economic, social, and cultural effects of immigration on Hispanic immigrants. Exposu...
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This chapter follows contemporary work by introducing what is known as the “social turn” in second language acquisition theory. We argue that older immigrant language socialization is shaped by the social bonding and cooperation present between the novice learner and other interlocutors. We recognize that functioning in English-dominant spaces may...
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This unique account of English language acquisition by Latino elders shines intimate light on the increasingly complex concerns of aging immigrant minority populations. Rich qualitative findings detail sociocultural barriers to and social and emotive factors that promote second language acquisition in older age. The book’s case study highlights div...
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This study centers on two Spanish language discourse markers: así in the Spanish-English contact area along the U.S.-Mexico border and vuelta, a discourse marker used in Andean Spanish which is in contact with Ecuadorian Quichua. Applying Relevance Theory, we observe how these markers convey emergent pragmatic and intersubjective functions. Vuelta...
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During 2nd language acquisition, a learner’s identity is consigned, juxtaposed, coconstructed, and reified through various affective positions and mitigating linguistic behaviors. Our study of adult Latino ESL students in Dallas, Texas, shows how language socialization experiences are shaped by the learners’ affective stances toward the project of...
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English Language Learners of all ages and levels face a challenge when they encounter academically rich texts. To understand more about what literacy practices work with these students and to explore effective supports to inform our preservice teachers, University of North Texas at Dallas faculty read and discussed Academic Language for English Lan...

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