Conclusion: Aging, Second Language Acquisition, and Health
This chapter presents recommendations for improving elder language resocialization. Current literature highlights the growing need to build cultural and linguistic competency among older adult immigrants and those who will work with this population. However, there is also a need to find successful and practical strategies to assist aging Hispanics immigrants in their language resocialization. Assuring equal access to quality care, services, and setting will require that aging immigrants are themselves empowered and competent during second-language socialization. Successful aging for Hispanic immigrants will depend on research and policy efforts that explore how to bridge the cultural and linguistic gulf between the aging population and those that will work with them in the home or social institutions. In this way, the experience of Hispanic older adult immigrants is representative of the demographic heterogeneity of and issues affecting the aging community at large.
KeywordsAging SLA Identity Place Pedagogy Recommendations Health
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