TITLE

IMMIGRANT PARENT vs. IMMIGRANT CHILDREN: ATTITUDES TOWARD LANGUAGE LEARNING IN THE US

AUTHOR(S)
MİRİCİ, Ismail Hakkı; GALLEANO, Rebecca; TORRES, Kelly
PUB. DATE
October 2013
SOURCE
Novitas-ROYAL;Oct2013, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p137
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Interlocutors who come from different cultural backgrounds often find themselves in need of a shared language in order to successfully communicate. Sometimes the language they share may be the native language of one and the second language of the other, or it may be the lingua franca of both speakers. The purpose of this study is to develop an understanding of immigrant families' attitudes toward language learning in the United States. Developing second language proficiency in English is important for both social interaction and educational achievement of immigrant children in the US whereas their parents may have a different set of linguistic needs for social interaction or professional advancement. This research investigated perceptions of immigrant parents and children about second language learning by administering an attitudinal questionnaire developed by Henry & Apelgren (2008). Data were collected from both children and their parents in the Southeastern US, and analysis revealed that parents perceived their children's attitudes toward second language learning to be more positive than the children's actual attitudes.
ACCESSION #
91706853

 

Related Articles

  • What Holds Back the Second Generation? Bleakley, Hoyt; Chin, Aimee // Journal of Human Resources;Spring2008, Vol. 43 Issue 2, p267 

    In 2000 Census microdata, various outcomes of second-generation immigrants are related to their parents' age at arrival in the United States, and in particular whether that age fell within the "critical period" of language acquisition. We interpret this as an effect of the parents'...

  • Immigrants or Refugees? NORTESUR, FRONTERA // La Prensa San Diego;7/3/2014, Vol. 38 Issue 27, p2 

    The article reports on the concerns over rise in the number of children from Central America trying to enter the U.S. from the U.S. southern border to seek refuge and the effort of the Mesoamerican Migrant Movement (MMM) to declare it as refugee crisis and draw attention of the United Nations.

  • Don't Politicize the Plight of the Kids at the Border. SANCHEZ, MARY // Progressive Populist;8/15/2014, Vol. 20 Issue 14, p11 

    The author claims that, on the issue of immigrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border, the test of responsible leaders in each political party in the U.S. will be whether they defend the rights of such children to a fair hearing amidst the opposition of immigration opponents.

  • A Part of the Gridlock. Kelly, Brian // U.S. News Digital Weekly;7/11/2014, Vol. 6 Issue 28, p21 

    The article discusses the entry of about 50,000 unaccompanied minors, mostly from Central America, into the U.S. without legal status, as an example of political gridlock affecting immigration reform, as the U.S. government has not been able to develop a coordinated effort to deal with them.

  • STILL WAITING. STOCKMAN, DAN // National Catholic Reporter;4/10/2015, Vol. 51 Issue 13, p1 

    The article discusses the problems being faced by immigrant women and children detained at the border on September 10, 2014 in Texas due to the American immigration system as stated by Yvonne Dilling, a lay missioner with the organization Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers. According to Dilling, the...

  • Child migrant crisis requires quick action, long-term solutions. Cardenas, Al // Hill;7/30/2014, Vol. 21 Issue 88, p16 

    The author asserts that the child migrant crisis in the U.S. requires not only a quick solution but also a comprehensive one, saying that a clear and rational immigration system that allows people to know the rules and follow them and a resolution to the violence in Central America are essential.

  • Undocumented Immigrants Brought to United States as Children Get Relief.  // International Educator (1059-4221);Sep/Oct2012, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p8 

    The article reports on the move of U.S. President Barack Obama in giving relief to undocumented immigrant children.

  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status: Unique, Worthwhile, Manageable Cases. Mendez, Michelle // Bar Bulletin of the Maryland State Bar Association;8/15/2013, Vol. 30 Issue 8, p9 

    The article discusses a U.S. immigration benefit called the Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS). The immigration benefit is aimed at minors unaccompanied by a parent who come to the U.S. escaping dire life situations. The article also describes how a minor can obtain SIJS, which should not...

  • Immigrant Narratives: Power, Difference, and Representation in Young-Adult Novels with Immigrant Protagonists. Clifford, Elizabeth; Kalyanpur, Maya // International Journal of Multicultural Education;2011, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p1 

    As of 2008, about 23% of children in the United States were immigrants or the children of immigrants. This paper examines how immigrants are portrayed in books aimed at teenagers. From a sample of 20 young-adult novels we look at the demographics of both protagonist and author and examine how...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics