|Full Title:||The Selectivity of Native Language Attrition|
|Location:||University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom|
|Start Date:||13-Oct-2017 - 14-Oct-2017|
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|Meeting Description:||Very broadly, language attrition can be defined as changes in a speaker’s native language (L1) as a result of increased use of another language (L2). Among the most intriguing questions in research on bilingualism is the selectivity of L1 attrition in first-generation speakers. What exactly changes in the L1? Why are some linguistic properties more vulnerable than others to change under conditions of diminished exposure and use? Are these the same properties that are variable in heritage speakers, who may have experienced language attrition at an earlier age? An understanding of the relationship between L1 attrition and L2 acquisition in late bilinguals can advance our understanding of language and cognition in multilingualism.
This is part of the ESRC-funded Seminar Series on Language Attrition (ES/M001776/1).
Confirmed Invited Speakers:
- Kinsey Bice (Penn State University)
- Laura Dominguez (University of Southampton)
- Janet Grijzenhout (Universität Konstanz)
Antonella Sorace (University of Edinburgh, Bilingualism Matters)
Roumyana Slabakova (University of Southampton)
|Linguistic Subfield:||Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics|
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