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Name: Monika  S Schmid
Institution: University of Groningen
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State and/or Country: Netherlands   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Specialty: Language attrition
Selected Publications: 2002. First language attrition, use, and maintenance: The case of German Jews in Anglophone Countries. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

1999 Translating the Elusive. Marked word order and subjectivity in English-German Translation. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

(forthc., with Kees de Bot)'Language attrition', to appear in: Alan Davies/Catherine Elder (eds). The Handbook of Applied Linguistics. Oxford: Blackwell
Announced on LINGUIST :  Historical Linguistics 1997
 First Language Attrition, Use and Maintenance
 First Language Attrition
 Language Attrition
 Modeling Bilingualism
 Language Attrition
 First Language Attrition
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  First Language Attrition
 Language Attrition
 First Language Attrition, Use and Maintenance
 Language Attrition
Courses Taught: Language variation; Language and Gender; Global English; Translation; Language Change, Language attrition
Reviewer of: Dialectology/Socioling/ Kortmann et al. (2004) (LL Issue 16.1740)
Philosophy of Lang/Lang & Literature: Heller-Roazen (2005) (LL Issue 16.2684)
Academic Paper Abstract: Languages at play: The relevance of L1 attrition to the study of bilingualism
The effects of contact on native language pronunciation in an L2 migrant setting
Perceived foreign accent in first language attrition and second language acquisition: The impact of age of acquisition and bilingualism
Perceived foreign accent in first language attrition and second language acquisition: The impact of age of acquisition and bilingualism—ERRATUM

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