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Building Language Attrition Research

Keijzer, M and Schmid, MS (2005) 'Building Language Attrition Research.' Toegepaste Taalwetenschap in Artikelen, 74. pp. 201-207. ISSN 0169-7420

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This article examines the foundations of language attrition research. As such, it argues that all attrition research should essentially build on four pillars: international contacts, theoretical perspectives, methodological perspectives and social relevance. The four pillars are discussed individually in relation to past research, but also with regard to current attempts to strengthen these four modules. It is argued that only further efforts on all these four fronts can achieve a cohesive research field and can lead to insights into the actual processes underlying attrition.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Language and Linguistics, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 15 May 2015 13:13
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 13:24

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