- Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics
- Copyright Page
- List of Abbreviations
- The Contributors
- Language Attrition and the Competition Model
- Language Attrition and the Feature Reassembly Hypothesis
- The Interface Hypothesis as a Framework for Studying L1 Attrition
- Implications of the Bottleneck Hypothesis for Language Attrition
- A Complex Dynamic Systems Perspective on Personal Background Variables in L1 Attrition
- Introduction to Psycholinguistic and Neurolinguistic Approaches to Language Attrition
- Language Attrition as a Special Case of Processing Change: A wider cognitive perspective
- Memory Retrieval and Language Attrition: Language loss or manifestations of a dynamic system?
- How Bilingualism Affects Syntactic Processing in The Native Language: Evidence from eye movements
- First Language Attrition and Developmental Language Disorder
- Ageing as a Confound in Language Attrition Research: Lexical retrieval, language use, and cognitive and neural changes
- Linguistic Regression in Bilingual Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease
- Electrophysiological Approaches to L1 Attrition
- Neuroimaging Perspectives on L1 Attrition and Language Change
- Introduction to Linguistic Factors in Language Attrition
- Phonetic Drift
- Phonetic Attrition
- Phonological Attrition
- Morphological Attrition
- Lexical Attrition
- Null and Overt Pronouns in Language Attrition
- Introduction to Extralinguistic Factors in Language Attrition
- Age Effects in Language Attrition
- The Impact of Frequency of Use and Length of Residence on L1 Attrition
- L1 Attrition, L2 Development, and Integration
- Language Contact and Language Attrition
- Introduction to L2 attrition
- Exploring the Impact of Extralinguistic Factors on L2/FL Attrition
- Syntax and Phonology in L2 Attrition: Modularity and resilience
- L2 Lexical Attrition
- Attrition studies on Japanese returnees
- Event-related Potentials as Metrics of Foreign Language Learning and Loss
- Introduction to Heritage Language Development
- Quantifying Language Experience in Heritage Language Development
- Intra-Generational Attrition: Contributions to heritage speaker competence
- 2L1 Simultaneous Bilinguals as Heritage Speakers
- Language Loss and Language Learning in Internationally Adopted Children: Evidence from behaviour and the brain
- Childhood Language Memory in Adult Heritage Language (Re)Learners
- Language Development in Bilingual Returnees
- Concluding remarks
- Annotated bibliography
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Abstract and Keywords
This chapter contributes to the emerging literature on heritage speaker bilingualism by weighing in on the potential role that intra-generational attrition plays in changing the path of heritage speaker bilingual development. Previous work has generally documented heritage speaker ultimate attainment differences as compared to that of monolingual speakers despite both groups having been native childhood acquirers of the same language. This chapter highlights that fact that some of the ubiquitously noted heritage speaker differences may be ascribed to how the primary linguistic input to which heritage speakers are exposed is qualitatively different or shifting from that which monolingual speakers are exposed to, and in part this is due to a process of trickled down first language attrition in the first generation immigrants.
Fatih Bayram is a post-doctoral research fellow at UiT the Arctic University of Tromsø, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship grant agreement No. 799652. His research covers various types of child and adult bilingualism with a primary focus on heritage language bilinguals. Some of his recent research has appeared in International Journal of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education, Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, and Frontiers in Psychology.
Diego Pascual y Cabo is Assistant Professor of Hispanic Linguistics and Director of the Spanish Heritage Language Program at the University of Florida. His primary research interest is heritage speaker bilingualism. Over the past few years, his work on this topic has appeared in several scholarly journals such as Applied Linguistics, Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Heritage Language Journal, and International Review of Applied Linguistics, among others.
Jason Rothman is Professor of Linguistics at UiT the Arctic University of Norway. He also has a fractional research appointment at the Universidad Nebrija in Madrid. He is the Executive Editor of the journal Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism (LAB) as well as Editor of the book series ‘Studies in Bilingualism’ (SiBIL). Rothman’s research focuses on language acquisition and processing in children and adults in addition to the interface between domain general cognition and language. Some of his recent research has appeared in Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, Studies in Second Language Acquisition, Proceedings of the National Academia of Science (PNAS), Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, and Frontiers in Psychology.
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