What should we expect from heritage language (HL) acquirers? We propose that given access to “optimal input,” we can eventually expect very high performance, native or near-native. But it won’t happen right away. It takes time.
Krashen, Stephen; Lu, Haiyun; and Ashtari, Nooshan
"Heritage Language Development: Expectations and Goals,"
Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology: Vol. 3:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/cltmt/vol3/iss1/2