Foreign language acquisition in heritage speakers
The acquisition of articles in L3-English
by German-Turkish bilinguals
L3 acquisition has been a topic of increasing interest throughout the past decade. Nevertheless, linguistically-oriented work has so far paid little attention to the acquisition of foreign languages by second generation minority (or heritage) speakers, who have acquired two languages in early childhood. Our paper investigates article acquisition by German-Turkish speakers, who have grown up in Germany. Specifically, we address the question whether these speakers’ L3 English shows cross-linguistic influence (CLI) from Turkish (their chronological L1) or German (their chronological L2). Results indicate the absence of negative CLI from Turkish and positive CLI from German, their L2. The study can be seen as supporting the view that typological proximity is crucial for CLI, while also allowing for the conclusion that language dominance plays a role.
Cited by 7 other publications
Arıbaş, Derya Şekerci & Filiz Cele
. Acquisition of articles in L2 and L3 English: the influence of L2 proficiency on positive transfer from L2 to L3
. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development
pp. 19 ff.
Gabriel, Christoph & Jonas Grünke
Gabriel, Christoph, Thorsten Klinger & Irina Usanova
. VOT production, writing skills, and general proficiency in multilingual learners of French: approaching the intertwinement of different linguistic levels
pp. 745 ff.
Gabriel, Christoph & Tanja Kupisch
. F-LiPS: Französisch als L3 im Kontext herkunftsbedingter Mehrsprachigkeit
. In Sprachentwicklung im Kontext von Mehrsprachigkeit
pp. 211 ff.
Gabriel, Christoph, Tanja Kupisch, Jeanette Seoudy, F. Neveu, G. Bergounioux, M.-H. Côté, J.-M. Fournier, L. Hriba & S. Prévost
. VOT in French as a foreign language: A production and perception study with mono- and multilingual learners (German/Mandarin-Chinese)
. SHS Web of Conferences
pp. 09002 ff.
Lloyd-Smith, Anika, Henrik Gyllstad, Tanja Kupisch & Stefano Quaglia
. Heritage language proficiency does not predict syntactic CLI into L3 English
. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
pp. 435 ff.
Savelieva, Tatiana & Yulia Rodina
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