Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair
Secondary Advisor/Reader One
The purpose of this study is to investigate how adults with a high level of Spanish and English language abilities use the two languages in different contexts and functions and how they perceive their own language use. Key influences included bilingual teachers and former students. The research of Ardila (2005) , Ehala and Niglas (2006) and Coluzzi (2010) informed my guiding questions and research methods. Three women who have high levels of Spanish and English participated in this study through an initial interview and questionnaire, three guided journal entries and a final interview. It was found that all the participants were concerned about the language development of their children and made choices depending on how a conversation, situation or relationship started.
ESL/ ELLs, Bilingual Adults
Sinkler, Emma Kathleen, "Bilingual Adults’ Language Use: A Study of High Level Spanish English Speakers" (2015). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 224.