Second-Generation Bilingual Latina/o/x Children in a Rural Community: Socialization Through Home, School, and Religious Literacies/Biliteracies

dc.contributor.advisorEk, Lucila
dc.contributor.authorVargas, Kenya Maritza
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLara, Gilberto
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSolís, Jorge
dc.contributor.committeeMemberFránquiz, María
dc.creator.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6670-6362
dc.date.accessioned2024-03-26T22:49:45Z
dc.date.available2024-03-26T22:49:45Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to investigate how second-generation emergent bilingual Latina/o/x children are socialized to language and literacy practices in their rural community's school, home, and religious context. Gathering from theoretically grounded and research-based studies on language socialization, a qualitative study using ethnographic methods was conducted to explore how literacy practices influence heritage language (espanol "del rancho"), culture, and the acquisition of biliteracy throughout the different sites. Socialization via language and literacy practices was analyzed using an open coding process and thematic analysis. This study highlights the literacy practices children engaged in that influenced their linguistic repertoire and bilingual experiences. As they acquired these languages and varieties, they co-constructed specific cultural identities such as vaquero/a identities that were influenced by Mexican cultural and ties with living in a rural community. Furthermore, data analysis also addressed how school practices would shift them away from their acquisition of biliteracy, while language and literacy practices at home and in religious institutions would shift towards their acquisition of biliteracy. The study contributes to research that examines how second-generation Latina/o/x children in one rural community in the United States engage in practices that influence their language maintenance of Spanish and their acquisition of biliteracy.
dc.description.departmentBicultural-Bilingual Studies
dc.format.extent1 electronic resource (255 pages)
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.isbn9798381180800
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12588/6277
dc.languageeng
dc.subjectBilingual
dc.subjectBiliteracy
dc.subjectLanguage Socialization
dc.subjectLatina/o/x
dc.subjectSecond-Generation
dc.subject.classificationSociolinguistics
dc.subject.classificationBilingual education
dc.subject.classificationLinguistics
dc.titleSecond-Generation Bilingual Latina/o/x Children in a Rural Community: Socialization Through Home, School, and Religious Literacies/Biliteracies
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.dcmiText
thesis.degree.departmentBicultural-Bilingual Studies
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy

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