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Title: Unbalanced bilingual acquisition as a mechanism of grammatical change
Author: Stephen Matthews
Homepage: http://www.hku.hk/linguist/staff/sjm.htm
Institution: University of Hong Kong
Author: Virginia Yip
Institution: Chinese University of Hong Kong
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Acquisition
Abstract: Bilingual first language acquisition (BFLA) has been considered a possible mechanism of contact-induced change in several recent studies (Siegel, 2008, p. 117; Satterfield, 2005, p. 2075; Thomason, 2001, p. 148; Yip & Matthews, 2007, p.15). There is as yet little consensus on the question, with divergent views regarding both BFLA at the individual level and the implications for language change at the community level.

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