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First language attrition

Schmid, MS (2016) 'First language attrition.' Language Teaching, 49 (02). 186 - 212. ISSN 0261-4448

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Abstract

This statement opens the first collection of papers that specifically consider the deterioration of linguistic knowledge among bilinguals (Lambert & Freed 1982: see timeline), a field which in one of the papers in the volume is referred to as being in an ?antenatal? state (Berko-Gleason 1982: 22). Thirty years down the line it is still a fact that far less is known about the loss or attrition of language skills than about their acquisition.

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: 29 Apr 2016 12:57
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2017 15:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/16520

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