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Modality across genres in Spanish as a heritage language

(2021)

Abstract Writers’ use of modality, an interpersonal linguistic resource commonly used for expressing probability, reveals key information about their claims. Most research on modality addresses L2 English learners, leaving a gap in research in advanced language development in other languages. This paper addresses this gap by studying how heritage language (HL) speakers of Spanish express doubt and probability in Spanish and how the lexicogrammatical features they use across genres reveal how they express these meanings. Drawing on Systemic Functional Linguistics and pragmatics, this study examines modality in 125 texts written in Spanish by HL students in the U.S., including narratives, expositions, article reviews, personal responses, and research papers. The results reveal that students use the most modality resources in personal responses and the least in reviews. This work offers insights about the interpersonal resources writers choose to express their argumentative stance and the socio-pragmatic competence in writing among HL students.

Cover page of Beyond the Hyphen: Representation of Multicultural Japanese Identity in Maximiliano Matayoshi’s Gaijin and Anna Kazumi Stahl’s Flores de un solo día

Beyond the Hyphen: Representation of Multicultural Japanese Identity in Maximiliano Matayoshi’s Gaijin and Anna Kazumi Stahl’s Flores de un solo día

(2014)

Beyond the Hyphen: Representation of Multicultural Japanese Identity in Maximiliano Matayoshi’s Gaijin and Anna Kazumi Stahl’s Flores de un solo día

Cover page of Disembodied and Deportable Labor at the U.S. Mexico-Border: Representations of the Mexican Body in Film

Disembodied and Deportable Labor at the U.S. Mexico-Border: Representations of the Mexican Body in Film

(2014)

Disembodied and Deportable Labor at the U.S. Mexico-Border:

Representations of the Mexican Body in Film

Cover page of Chasing Your (Josie) Bliss: The Troubling Critical Afterlife of Pablo Neruda’s Burmese Lover

Chasing Your (Josie) Bliss: The Troubling Critical Afterlife of Pablo Neruda’s Burmese Lover

(2014)

Chasing Your (Josie) Bliss: The Troubling Critical Afterlife of Pablo Neruda’s Burmese Lover

Cover page of Bare Life, Indigenous Viscerality and Cholo Barbarity in Jesús Lara’s Yanakuna

Bare Life, Indigenous Viscerality and Cholo Barbarity in Jesús Lara’s Yanakuna

(2014)

Bare Life, Indigenous Viscerality and Cholo Barbarity in Jesús Lara’s Yanakuna

Cover page of González Sánchez, Carlos Alberto. New World Literacy: Writing and Culture Across  the Atlantic, 1500-1700. Trans. Tristan Platt. Lewisburg, Pa: Bucknell University Press; Lanham, Md; Co-published with Rowman & Littlefield Pub. Group, 2011. 295pp. Print.

González Sánchez, Carlos Alberto. New World Literacy: Writing and Culture Across the Atlantic, 1500-1700. Trans. Tristan Platt. Lewisburg, Pa: Bucknell University Press; Lanham, Md; Co-published with Rowman & Littlefield Pub. Group, 2011. 295pp. Print.

(2014)

González Sánchez, Carlos Alberto. New World Literacy: Writing and Culture Across the Atlantic, 1500-1700 . Trans. Tristan Platt. Lewisburg, Pa: Bucknell University Press; Lanham, Md; Co-published with Rowman & Littlefield Pub. Group, 2011. 295pp. Print.

Cover page of Joan Torres-Pou. Asia en la España del siglo XIX. Literatos, viajeros, intelectuales y diplomáticos ante Oriente. Rodopi: Ámsterdam-New York, 2013. 218 pp. Print.

Joan Torres-Pou. Asia en la España del siglo XIX. Literatos, viajeros, intelectuales y diplomáticos ante Oriente. Rodopi: Ámsterdam-New York, 2013. 218 pp. Print.

(2014)

Joan Torres-Pou. Asia en la España del siglo XIX. Literatos, viajeros, intelectuales y diplomáticos ante Oriente. Rodopi: Ámsterdam-New York, 2013. 218 pp. Print.

Cover page of Hacia una redefinición del desarraigo: diálogos narrativos entre Mozambique y Venezuela

Hacia una redefinición del desarraigo: diálogos narrativos entre Mozambique y Venezuela

(2014)

Hacia una redefinición del desarraigo: diálogos narrativos entre Mozambique y Venezuela

Cover page of Hagimoto, Koichi. Between Empires: Martí, Rizal, and the Intercolonial Alliance.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 187 pp. Print.

Hagimoto, Koichi. Between Empires: Martí, Rizal, and the Intercolonial Alliance. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 187 pp. Print.

(2014)

Hagimoto, Koichi. Between Empires: Martí, Rizal, and the Intercolonial Alliance. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 187 pp. Print.

Cover page of Loss, Jacqueline and Prieto, José Manuel, eds. Caviar with Rum Cuba-USSR and the Post-Soviet Experience. Palgrave/McMillan, 2012. Print. 262 pp.

Loss, Jacqueline and Prieto, José Manuel, eds. Caviar with Rum Cuba-USSR and the Post-Soviet Experience. Palgrave/McMillan, 2012. Print. 262 pp.

(2014)

Loss, Jacqueline and Prieto, José Manuel, eds. Caviar with Rum Cuba-USSR and the Post-Soviet Experience. Palgrave/McMillan, 2012. Print. 262 pp.