Language in Armenian American communities: Western Armenian and efforts for preservation

  title={Language in Armenian American communities: Western Armenian and efforts for preservation},
  author={Talar Chahinian and Anny P. Bakalian},
  journal={International Journal of the Sociology of Language},
  pages={37 - 57}
This article examines the state of Western Armenian language instruction in Armenian day schools within the United States to evaluate the state of language transmission and acquisition through the specific structure of private schools. In analyzing methodologies and modes of instruction, content development, resources, teacher training and student demographics, we aim to identify patterns that can pose a challenge to or serve as models for Armenian language instruction and, ultimately, the… CONTINUE READING

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