English Gain vs. Spanish Loss?: Language Assimilation among Second-Generation Latinos in Young Adulthood

@article{Tran2010EnglishGV,
  title={English Gain vs. Spanish Loss?: Language Assimilation among Second-Generation Latinos in Young Adulthood},
  author={Van Chinh Tran},
  journal={Social Forces},
  year={2010},
  volume={89},
  pages={257 - 284}
}
Analyzing three waves of data from the Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Survey, this article explores the process of language assimilation among second-generation Latinos. Although previous studies have focused on the shift from mother tongue to English across immigrant generations, few have examined change in language proficiency over time within the second generation. Results from a series of growth-curve models suggest three findings. First, both English and Spanish proficiency increased… CONTINUE READING

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