ERIC Number: EJ724693
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Hmong Language and Cultural Maintenance in Merced, California
Withers, Andrea C.
Bilingual Research Journal, v28 n3 p425-461 Fall 2004
The purpose of this research was to ascertain whether the Hmong language and culture were shifting or were being maintained within a generational cross-section of 12 Hmong participants in Merced, California. Data was collected in the form of interviews, questionnaires, Internet research, and library research. The results of the study showed that though there were Hmong language and cultural resources available in Merced, the participants nonetheless seemed to be undergoing a generational shift in their heritage language in terms of both ability and use, as well as their attitudes about and participation in their heritage culture.
Descriptors: Sino Tibetan Languages, Hmong People, Immigrants, Cultural Maintenance, Language Skill Attrition, Language Maintenance, Language Usage, Age Differences, Cultural Activities, Community Characteristics, Interviews, Questionnaires
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: California