Social and Affective Factors in Home Language Maintenance and Development

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Andrea Schalley, Karlstad University, Sweden
Susana Eisenchlas, Griffith University, Australia


The ReN “Social and Affective Factors in Home Language Maintenance and Development” has three main aims:

  • Research: To foster collaborations and exchange between scholars working on social and affective factors in home language maintenance and development.
  • Dissemination: To disseminate research findings on the importance of home language maintenance and development to stakeholders (e.g. education departments,   policy makers, educators across levels, parents, the mainstream society).
  • Advocacy: To lobby for the recognition and uptake of research findings and to provide expert advice to stakeholders (e.g. submissions to senate inquiries, support and advice to communities on grass-roots initiatives, etc.).

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