Language Acquisition Among Adult Immigrants in Canada

@article{AdamuiTrache2013LanguageAA,
  title={Language Acquisition Among Adult Immigrants in Canada},
  author={Maria Adamuţi‐Trache},
  journal={Adult Education Quarterly},
  year={2013},
  volume={63},
  pages={103 - 126}
}
Gaining proficiency in the host country language is a key element to successful integration of new immigrants. In this article, the author adopts Bourdieu’s perspective that accumulation and conversion of forms of capital is only possible through practice in a social field; therefore, the author puts forward the idea that language capital acquisition occurs through active participation in the host society. By employing data from the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada, this article… 

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