The Heritage Language Journal




Heritage Language Education is fast becoming a field of its own, drawing from research and practice in linguistics, psychology, and language education. [...] there is great deal of interest in but little understanding of the issues underlying the teaching and learning of heritage languages. There is a demonstrable need for a forum for ongoing discussion among researchers and educators interested in heritage language acquisition.


The Heritage Language Journal is published by the Language Resource Center of UCLA and the UC Consortium for Language Learning and Teaching with support from the UCLA International Institute and the Division of Social Sciences and Department of Linguistics at UC San Diego.



Olga Kagan, Director, Language Resource Center, UCLA

Kathleen Dillon, Associate Director, UC Consortium for Language Learning and Teaching, UC Davis


Editorial Board

Neil Bermel, University of Sheffield, UK

Donna Christian, Center for Applied Linguistics

Masako Douglas, California State University, Long Beach

Catherine Ingold, National Foreign Language Center

Claire Kramsch, UC Berkeley

Joseph Lo Bianco, University of Melbourne, Australia

Natalie Lord, Foreign Service Institute

Scott McGinnis, Defense Language Institute (Washington Office)

Joy Kreeft Peyton, Center for Applied Linguistics

Maria Polinsky, UCSD

Ana Maria Schwartz, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Hongyin Tao, UCLA

Guadalupe Valdés, Stanford University

Terrence Wiley, Arizona State University

John Webb, Princeton University



Volume 2, Number 1, Fall 2004

Editors' Foreword



Seeking Explanatory Adequacy: A Dual Approach to Understanding the Term “Heritage Language Learner”

Maria Carreira, California State University at Long Beach


Heritage Language Literacy: Theory and Practice

Joan F. Chevalier, Brandeis University


Vowel Production in the Speech of Western Armenian Heritage Speakers

Linda Godson, Portland State University


Book Review: Heritage Languages in America: Preserving a National Resource

Peyton, Joy Kreeft, Donald A. Ranard, and Scott McGinnis (eds.). Heritage Languages in America: Preserving a National Resource. McHenry, IL: Center for Applied Linguistics. 2001. Washington, DC: CAL, ERIC ; [McHenry, IL] : Delta Systems Co., Inc., 327 pp.

Documentary Film Review: "I Speak Arabic"

Sonia S'hiri, University of California, Berkeley



Volume 1, Number 1, Spring 2003

Editors' Foreword

Russell N. Campbell, 1927-2003 -- In Memoriam



Heritage Language Instruction for Post-secondary Students from Immigrant Backgrounds

Kimi Kondo-Brown, University of Hawai'i at Manoa


The Relationship between Second and Heritage Language Acquisition: Notes on Research and Theory Building

Andrew Lynch, University of Florida


Classroom Based Dialect Awareness in Heritage Language Instruction: A Critical Applied Linguistic Approach

Glenn A. Martínez, University of Arizona


Instructional Needs of College-Level Learners of Japanese as a Heritage Language: Performance-Based Analyses

Sachiko Matsunaga, California State University, Los Angeles


A New Perspective on Teaching Russian: Focus on the Heritage Learner

Olga Kagan, UCLA, and Kathleen Dillon, UC Consortium for Language Learning and Teaching


Book Review

E.A. Zemskaja (ed.) Jazyk russkogo zarubež'ja [The Language of the Russian Diaspora]. Moscow/Vienna: Wiener slawistischer Almanach. 2001. (Wiener slawistischer Almanach. 53.), pp. 492. Reviewed by Maria Polinsky (University of California San Diego) and Asya Pereltsvaig (California State University, Long Beach)


Directions in Research: Intergenerational Transmission of Heritage Languages

Editors: Russell N. Campbell, University of California, Los Angeles Donna Christian, Center for Applied Linguistics



© CIRCLE of Linguistics Applied to Communication/ Círculo de lingüística aplicada a la comunicación (clac) 23, September 2005. ISSN 1576-4737.


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