Restricted Access Thesis
Social language is an area of dual immersion education not researched extensively. The purpose of this case study was to investigate why students choose to speak in Spanish or English during social interactions and when they choose to speak in Spanish or English. A group of six first- and second- graders was recorded during two lunch periods and two class work times. Before they were recorded they received a pre-study questionnaire, and they were interviewed after the recordings to discover reasons for the language they chose to speak at those times. The recordings and interviews provide telling results about the choices students made in their social interactions.
Carlson, Anna M, "Social language in a dual immersion setting" (2011). School of Education Student Capstones and Dissertations. 437.