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By Herbert W. Seliger,Robert M. Vago

ISBN-10: 0521344263

ISBN-13: 9780521344265

ISBN-10: 0521348838

ISBN-13: 9780521348836

First Language Attrition examines linguistic facets of the attrition or lack of first language skills in bilinguals via a set of reviews in a variety 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 assorted features of current empirical proof to reach at theoretical generalisations approximately language attrition. half II contains staff stories interpreting attrition in societal bilingualism or in teams of bilingual contributors. half III includes person case experiences of bilingual youngsters and adults. The study mentioned during this textual content investigates first language attrition in numerous linguistic parts resembling 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 if there's turning out to be curiosity in bilingualism, this is often the 1st paintings to check the results of the purchase of a moment language on linguistic talents within the first language.

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