Table 1. Summary Table on Language Acquisition and Language Choice
|Participants||1st language||2nd language||Language w/ Family||Language w/ Friends|
|India||English||Spanish||Mostly English*||Mostly English|
|Purple||English||Spanish||Mostly English||Mostly English|
*Mostly – in the interviews I asked each participant about what languages they spoke at home and with friends. If the participant provided me with more than one language I then asked, “What language is spoken the most at home/friends?” Based on the answer that the respondents gave me I then described that language as the “used the most” in that particular setting. The definition of mostly more than likely varied for each participant but I have no way to gage his or her use of the language.
**Eng./Span.- when participants were asked about what language they first learned or what language was mostly spoken at home they stated “English and Spanish.” When asked about her first language Jenny stated “Actually I was ___incorporated with both it was Spanish and English, I started out with both and then my dominant for a little bit was English and then it started kicking in when I was five is when I started to understand it better and use it more.” When asked what languages are used at home she stated “Spanish and English.” Specifically speaking for Jenny’s case the use of Spanish and English at home and with friends involved both the separate use of both languages and the mixing of both languages.