The Metapragmatic Regimentation of Heritage Language Use in Hispanic Canadian Caregiver–Child Interactions

@article{Guardado2013TheMR,
  title={The Metapragmatic Regimentation of Heritage Language Use in Hispanic Canadian Caregiver–Child Interactions},
  author={Martin Guardado},
  journal={International Multilingual Research Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={7},
  pages={230 - 247}
}
  • Martin Guardado
  • Published 1 September 2013
  • Sociology
  • International Multilingual Research Journal
This article investigates the linguistic tools employed by Hispanic Canadian families in their language socialization efforts of fostering sustained heritage language (HL) use. The article is based on data collected during a 1½-year ethnography, and focuses on the metapragmatic devices used in daily interactions. Utilizing analytic tools from the ethnography of communication and conversation analysis, the research uncovered various explicit and implicit directives, including commands, requests… 

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