Publications and Presentations
A list of publications specifically linked to languages education and literacy development, with links to public versions where available. For a full list of publications (including those unrelated to languages education), please see my staff page at the University of Sheffield.
Little, S. (2018) '"Is there an app for that?" Exploring games and apps among heritage language families'. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, DOI: 10.1080/01434632.2018.1502776
Little, S. (2017) 'Whose heritage? What inheritance?: Conceptualising Family Language Identities'. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, DOI: 10.1080/13670050.2017.1348463
Little, S. and Al-Wahaibi, S. (2017): ''We Are Not As They Think About Us': Exploring Omani EFL Learners' 'Selves' in Digital Social Spaces'. Multicultural Education Review. DOI: 10.1080/2005615X.2017.1346557
Little, S. (2017) 'A generational arc: early literacy practices among Pakistani and Indian heritage language families’. International Journal of Early Years Education, DOI: 10.1080/09669760.2017.1341302
Lamb, T. and Little, S. (2016): Assessment for Autonomy, Assessment for Learning, and Learner Motivation: Fostering Learner Identities. In D. Tsagari (ed) Classroom-based Assessment in L2 Contexts. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press (pp. 184-206)
Nutbrown, C., Clough, P., Levy, R., Little, S., Lamb, T., and Yamada-Rice, D., (2016) 'Families’ roles in children’s literacy in the UK throughout the 20th century', in Journal of Early Childhood Literacy. DOI: 10.1177/1468798416645385
Little, S. (2008): ‘Linking collaboration to learner autonomy: peer cognizance in action’, in M Jiménez Raya and T
Lamb (eds): Pedagogy for autonomy in modern languages education: theory, practice, and teacher education. Dublin: Authentik
Selected Presentations on Heritage Language and Family Language
Little, S. (2018) "Mehrsprachigkeit als Erbe: Identitätsbildung und Konflikte in mehrsprachigen Familien in England" (Multilingualism as Heritage: Identity Formation and Conflict in Multilingual Families in England). Invited talk at University Hamburg, 23rd April 2018.
Little, S. (2018) “Die gutest Mama in die world – Families working together in heritage language learning". Keynote at Talking about Language and Emotions At Home, Conference and Expert Meeting. 8th-9th May, Brussels, Belgium.
Little, S. (2018) "Resurrecting the Heritage Language". Language, Identity and Education in Multilingual Contexts. 1st-3rd February 2018, Dublin, Ireland.
Little, S. (2017) Symposium on Technology-enhanced language learning, AILA (International Association of Applied Linguistics) World Congress, 23rd-28th July 2017, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Little, S. (2017) “So near and yet so far: exploring diversity, belonging and identity with Sheffield’s primary school children” Belonging in a post-Brexit vote Britain conference, Sheffield, UK (May 2017)
Little, S. (2017) “Rivers of Reading: Reading as part of identity construction during the life course”. St Catherine’s School, Malta (May 2017)
Little, S. (2016) “How the other half lives - literacy and pupil diversity” UK Literacy Association 52nd International Conference, Bristol, UK (July 2016)
Little, S. (2016) “Technology use in the home to support language learning - heritage language perspectives” Young Language Learners Conference, Oxford, UK (July 2016)
Little, S. (2015) “Heritage language literacy support at primary level - are YouTube and Apps the answer?” UK Literacy Association 51st International Conference, Nottingham, UK (July 2015)
Little, S. (2015): “I don’t know what you’re saying, Mummy!” - Plurilingual Families in a Monolingual Environment. 2015 World Congress of Modern Languages, Niagara Falls, Canada (March 2015)
Levy, R, Little, S, Nutbrown, C, Clough, P, Bishop, J, Lamb, T and Yamada-Rice, D (2014): “Attitudes to Reading and Writing and their Links with Social Mobility 1914-2014 – An Evidence Review”, Reading Changes Lives conference (Booktrust), Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London (March)