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A roadmap for heritage language research

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 October 2019

Maria Polinsky*
Affiliation:
University of Maryland, Department of Linguistics
Gregory Scontras
Affiliation:
University of California, Irvine, Department of Language Science
*
Author for correspondence: Maria Polinsky, E-mail: polinsky@umd.edu

Extract

Our keynote, “Understanding heritage languages” (Polinsky & Scontras, 2019), and the commentaries to it make the following main points.

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