Family factors predicting vocabulary in Turkish as a heritage language

@inproceedings{Willard2015FamilyFP,
  title={Family factors predicting vocabulary in Turkish as a heritage language},
  author={Jessica Willard and Alexandru Agache and Julia Jaekel and Christian W. Gl{\"u}ck and Birgit Leyendecker},
  year={2015}
}
Most immigrant parents face the challenge of passing on their heritage language to their children. Family predictors of Turkish heritage language vocabulary are examined for 119 preschoolers and 121 fourth graders in Germany. Path analyses link children's Turkish vocabulary to the family background (parents' education and generational status), the home literacy environment (HLE), and mothers' language use. The main findings are (a) the HLE predicts children's Turkish vocabulary, (b) mothers… CONTINUE READING

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