Heritage Language Spotlight: Tagalog
The Alliance periodically creates Heritage Language Spotlight web pages focused on select heritage languages. This month, we highlight the Tagalog language.
Tagalog belongs to the Malayo-Polynesian language family and is spoken in the central part of the Philippines.The standardized form of Tagalog is Filipino, one of the national languages of the Philippines. Worldwide, there are about 90 million speakers of Tagalog, with over a million in the United States. To learn more, visit the Tagalog Language Spotlight web page.
STARTALK 2011 Summer Programs
The searchable STARTALK 2011 Program Listings are now available. Use the list to view all STARTALK 2011 programs. Visit the STARTALK website to learn more.
New Heritage Briefs Now Available Online
Our Heritage Briefs collection provides short, peer-reviewed papers on topics of interest about heritage languages. Our most recent titles are shown below and are available as free downloadable PDFs.
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Heritage Language Resources
Chinese as a Heritage Language: Fostering Rooted World Citizenry
Thirty-two scholars examine the sociocultural, cognitive-linguistic, and educational-institutional trajectories along which Chinese as a heritage language may be acquired, maintained, and developed. This volume will engage all those interested in the teaching and learning of Chinese, from teachers to parents to the students themselves. Learn more.
Heritage Languages in America: Preserving a National Resource – PDF Now Available
Heritage Languages in America outlines what needs to be done to help heritage language speakers develop their languages for use in academic and professional arenas. This publication is now available as a downloadable PDF for a small fee. Learn more.
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