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Attrition and Multilingualism

Schmid, MS (2012) 'Attrition and Multilingualism.' In: Chapelle, CA, (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Wiley Blackwell. ISBN 9781405198431

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Abstract

To think ?bilingualism? is usually to think ?second language? (L2). Virtually all research that is conducted on multilinguals focuses on the way in which they acquire and use the languages which are not their ?native? one. Observations gained from that study are then compared to first language (L1) speakers, and attempts are made to pinpoint and explain the differences between the two populations (L1 speakers vs. L2 learners).

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: bilingualism; first language acquisition; language maintenance; second language acquisition; immigration and emigration; multilingualism
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Language and Linguistics, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 15 May 2015 10:08
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:36
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/13766

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