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Dissertation and Thesis Abstracts
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  • This resource contains a comprehensive list of dissertation and thesis abstracts on the topic of heritage language education written from 2000 through April 2012.
  • All dissertations and theses are arranged by language studied and then sorted, within this categorization, by author’s last name. There are a total of 160 abstracts representing 36 heritage languages. When multiple languages are the focus of the research, the abstracts are included in the section “Multiple heritage language populations.”
  • The document also includes an index, searchable by region researched, research interest, and research setting.

This resource is a collaborative effort between the Alliance for the Advancement of Heritage Languages at the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington, DC, and the National Heritage Language Resource Center at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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