First Language Attrition by Herbert W. Seliger,Robert M. Vago

By Herbert W. Seliger,Robert M. Vago

First Language Attrition examines linguistic elements of the attrition or lack of first language skills in bilinguals via a set of experiences in a number of language teams. The phenomena of attrition are tested at either the person bilingual and societal degrees. This quantity is split into 3 sections: half I surveys varied elements of current empirical facts to reach at theoretical generalisations approximately language attrition. half II includes team reports reading attrition in societal bilingualism or in teams of bilingual contributors. half III includes person case stories of bilingual kids and adults. The examine said during this textual content investigates first language attrition in numerous linguistic parts reminiscent of syntax, morphology, semantics, phonology and lexicon with the next first languages: Spanish, German, Hebrew, Dyirbal, English, Breton, Dutch, Hungarian, Russian, French and Pennsylvania German. even though there's transforming into curiosity in bilingualism, this can be the 1st paintings to ascertain the results of the purchase of a moment language on linguistic talents within the first language.

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