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Maintaining Spanish Proficiency in the United States: The Influence of English on the Spanish Writing of Native Spanish Speakers in Two-Way Immersion Programs
Raquel Serrano and Elizabeth R. Howard
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This study explores the English influence on the Spanish writing of native Spanish-speaking fifth-graders in two-way immersion programs in the United States. The writing samples of 55 native Spanish speakers enrolled in three different Spanish-dominant two-way immersion programs is analyzed and discussed. Using a coding scheme developed for this study, the authors investigate the ways in which English influences these students' narratives in terms of mechanics, lexicon and grammar.

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Selected Proceedings of the First Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics
edited by Lotfi Sayahi
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