The Handbook of Heritage, Community, and Native American Languages in the United States: Celebrating Six Decades of Progress

12:30 - 2:00pm
Presented at: Second International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages

This panel celebrates six decades of progress in the field with the release of a major new handbook focused on the promotion and retention  of heritage, community, and Native American languages in the USA. The volume  draws on current knowledge and research from a variety of perspectives: the speakers; use of the languages in the home, community, and wider society; patterns of acquisition, retention, loss, and revitalization of the languages;  and educational efforts. The handbook includes contributions from key experts  in the field who provide commentaries on the field (history, policy,  educational practice), language-specific languages, and actual cases.