Refers to any of the following: the first language a person learns, the dominant language at any time of life, the Â?mother tongueÂ? of a region, or the language which is the basis for a personÂ?s sociolinguistic identity.
Category: Language and Speech
Use this term instead ofHeritage Language
Related TermsLanguage Acquisition
Native Language Instruction
Added to ERIC: 11/5/2010