Event Title

A Typology of Written Spanish of Junior High Bilingual Students in Central Illinois

Graduation Year

2014

Location

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

12-4-2014 9:00 AM

End Date

12-4-2014 10:00 AM

Description

In sociolinguistic studies on bilingual speakers, studies have focused on oral language usage. Few conduct studies on the written usage of bilingual speakers, especially in smaller communities with concentrated populations of Spanish-speakers. This study focuses on a typology of written Spanish, regarding the use of lexicon, syntax and code switching of junior high bilingual-speakers in Central Illinois. The data will be collected using open-ended prompts that are to be responded to in Spanish. The responses will evidence written language usage, regarding the aforementioned characteristics, and give insight to written language ability of the Spanish speakers.

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A Typology of Written Spanish of Junior High Bilingual Students in Central Illinois

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

In sociolinguistic studies on bilingual speakers, studies have focused on oral language usage. Few conduct studies on the written usage of bilingual speakers, especially in smaller communities with concentrated populations of Spanish-speakers. This study focuses on a typology of written Spanish, regarding the use of lexicon, syntax and code switching of junior high bilingual-speakers in Central Illinois. The data will be collected using open-ended prompts that are to be responded to in Spanish. The responses will evidence written language usage, regarding the aforementioned characteristics, and give insight to written language ability of the Spanish speakers.