Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology and University Honors
heritage language, bilingualism, multilingualism, scoping review, child language acquisition
This scoping review examines the effects of language status, community advice to parents, and parents' beliefs on heritage language maintenance within a U.S. context. A total of 34 articles met the inclusion criteria. Four key themes were identified as follows: (1) status of a language in society affects maintenance, (2) parents' beliefs about the impact of the heritage language affect family language practices, (3) community advice impacts parents' beliefs and practices, (4) other factors affecting maintenance of the heritage language across generations. Overall, HL maintenance was observed as a dynamic relationship between a variety of factors, with individuals as well as the community contributing to how and if an HL was maintained.
Loeung, Jasmine, "Effects of Language Status, Community Advice, and Parent Beliefs on Heritage Language Maintenance in the U.S.: A Scoping Review" (2023). University Honors Theses. Paper 1406.