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Language Attrition (Key Topics in Sociolinguistics)
‘Language attrition’ describes the loss of, or changes to, grammatical and other features of a language as a result of declining use by speakers who have changed their linguistic environment and language habits. In such a situation there may, for example, be simplification in the tense system or in certain properties of subordinate clauses; some vocabulary items might fall into disuse and phonetic features may be restructured. These changes can be affected by features of the speaker’s environment, but also by his or her attitudes and processes of identification. This book provides a detailed and up-to-date introduction to the way in which language attrition can affect language, as well as to the extra- and sociolinguistic features involved. It also familiarizes the reader with experimental approaches to attrition and data analysis techniques and provides hands-on guidelines on how to apply them
Provides a detailed and up-to-date introduction to the way in which language attrition can affect language, as well as to the extra- and sociolinguistic features involved. It also familiarizes the reader with experimental approaches to attrition and data analysis techniques and provides hands-on guidelines on how to apply them. –This text refers to the printed_access_code edition.
‘An outstanding how-to research manual … a superb introduction to the fast-growing field of first language attrition.’ Aneta Pavlenko, Temple University
‘A masterful introduction to the theoretical key concepts and methodological issues in first language attrition research. Surely a landmark book!’ Barbara Köpke, Octogone-Lordat, University of Toulouse
‘In this book, every crucial aspect of language attrition research is highlighted and clearly explained. Each chapter starts with essential questions that describe its focus and main ideas. In doing so, each chapter acts as a scaffold for the following one, and the reader is well-prepared and trained for what is next.’ Bahar Otcu-Grillman, The Linguist List (linguistlist.org) –This text refers to the hardcover edition.
An introduction to language attrition, providing an overview of linguistic and extralinguistic features involved and a description of research methods. –This text refers to the hardcover edition.
About the Author
Monika S. Schmid is Professor of English Language and Rosalind Franklin Fellow at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. –This text refers to the hardcover edition.
Product Key Features
Subject Area Religious Sociology
Publication Year 2011
Number of Pages 306 Pages
Item Height 216mm
Item Width 139mm
Item Weight 400g
Additional Product Features
Book Title Language Attrition
Series Title Key Topics in Sociolinguistics
Author Monika S. Schmid
Country/Region of Manufacture United Kingdom
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