Stanford University Initiative
for the
Maximization of
Language Resources




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Stanford University Initiative 
for the 
Maximization of 
Language Resources


Scroll down to find brief summaries of the four main pages associated with the Initiative. Please click the button to access information on each of the subjects:




  • Introduction to the Stanford Initiative for the Maximization of Language Resources:

You can find general information about the Initiative and its mission by clicking on the button. 


  • The Initiative's Current Research Project:                        

The language heritage initiative is currently studying successful Latino professionals in California, their use of Spanish in professional settings, and the teaching of Spanish as a heritage language in California.  To learn more about the Project, click the button to link to the Project's web page.


  • The Initiative's Research Affiliates:

The Stanford Initiative for the Maximization of Language Resources is funded by the Spencer Foundation Foundation.

ain research affiliates:

Joshua Fishman
<> co-principal investigator and co-director, Distinguished University Research Professor of Social Sciences, Emeritus, Yeshiva University (New York) and Visiting Professor of Education at Stanford University.
Person web page:

Guadalupe Valdés
<>;  Co-principal investigator and co-director, Professor of Educationand Spanish at Stanford University. 

Rebecca Chavez <
bekcheez@Stanford.EDU> is the principal research assistant.  

          Learn more about our affiliates by selecting the "Affiliates" button.


  • Research Bibliographies:

We have compiled bibliographies related to the research and teaching of heritage language issues. Included are a Heritage Language Research bibliography, a Language and Ethnicity Research bibliography, a bibliography of Dialect in Education and Bilingualism in Education.

You can access all of these bibliographies by selecting the button above to link that page. 


  • Links:

Related sites dealing with language heritage initiatives, language research and language teaching resources can also be found at this web site.

          Click the "Links" button above to connect to the web page containing this information.


  • Contact Information:Information:

           Stanford Initiative for the 
           Maximization of Language Resources
           c/o Rebecca Chavez
           CERAS Building Room #215
           Stanford University 
            Stanford, CA 94309
           (650) 736-1513


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