8-month non-use of a language. A case tudy. A longitudinal study of the effects on non use of one of the languages (Spanish) of a German L1 multilingual

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Mehotcheva, Teodora Hristova. 8-month non-use of a language. A case tudy. A longitudinal study of the effects on non use of one of the languages (Spanish) of a German L1 multilingual. 2008
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dc.contributor.author Mehotcheva, Teodora Hristova
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament de Traducció i Filologia
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-11T02:11:29Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-11T02:11:29Z
dc.date.issued 2008-01-28T14:10:42Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/1258
dc.description.abstract Under the Dynamic Model of Multilingualism multilinguals are especially vulnerable to language attrition. It was the aim of the present study to verify if this was the case and to observe whether the different linguistic skills (receptive vs. descriptive) and the different linguistic levels (syntactic, lexical, morphological, etc.) would be affected equally.Data were gathered longitudinally by means of a language test for the subject’s reading, writing, listening and speaking skills as well as her knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. Although the overall accuracy remained intact and no proof for attrition in the receptive skills was found, the productive skills - mainly fluency - were shown to have suffered from language attrition. This was demonstrated by an increase in the number of pauses, hesitations, repetitions and self-corrections among others and decrease in the percentage of error-free clauses and decrease in the clause length, in oral and written fluency respectively.
dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject.other Multilingüisme
dc.subject.other Llengua, desgast de la
dc.subject.other Llenguatge i llengües -- Ensenyament
dc.title 8-month non-use of a language. A case tudy. A longitudinal study of the effects on non use of one of the languages (Spanish) of a German L1 multilingual
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.modified 2012-07-10T07:27:36Z


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