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Foreign language attrition

Schmid, MS and Mehotcheva, T (2012) 'Foreign language attrition.' Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics, 1 (1). 102 - 124. ISSN 2211-7245

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The present contribution discusses recent developments and future directions in the attrition of instructed foreign languages, arguing for a distinction between this type of attrition and attrition involving second languages acquired implicitly in an immersion setting. An overview of the history of research in the field and the most prominent findings is provided, followed by a discussion of theoretical models and methodologically problematic issues. We conclude by outlining some future directions for the field. © 2012 John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Item Type: Article
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 10:12
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 16:21

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