First Language Attrition

Interdisciplinary perspectives on methodological issues

Monika S. Schmid | Free University Amsterdam
Barbara Köpke | University of Toulouse - Le Mirail
Merel Keijzer | Free University Amsterdam
Lina Weilemar | Free University Amsterdam
ISBN 9789027241399 (Eur) | EUR 110.00
ISBN 9781588115492 (USA) | USD 165.00
ISBN 9789027295279 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
This volume provides a state-of-the-art treatment of research on language attrition, the non-pathological loss of a language through lack of exposure. It combines a review of past and present research with in-depth treatments of specific theoretical and methodological issues and reports on individual studies. Special prominence is given to the identification of problematic areas in attrition research, with a view to pointing out possible solutions. The book specifically addresses itself to those who wish to acquaint themselves with the research area of language attrition, providing them with both a thorough overview of the field and a basis on which to build their own research. The combination of experience and an innovative outlook present in this collection, however, make it a valuable source for those familiar with attrition as well. Especially useful to both beginners and veterans is the extensive annotated bibliography.
[Studies in Bilingualism, 28]  2004.  x, 378 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“This book collection of 13 papers presents the audience exciting research during the past decade in attrition research, but certainly highlights the complexity in this area in terms of theoretical foundation, methodologies, sampling and analysis. To be more specific, there are valuable results from the series of research worthwhile to point out and further pursue along the path.”
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