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Rothman, Jason, Marit R. Westergaard, Tanja Kupisch, David Miller, Fatih Bayram, Michael Iverson and Eloi Puig-Mayenco. 2019. Differences in use without deficiencies in competence: passives in the Turkish and German of Turkish heritage speakers in Germany. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 22 (8) : 919–939.
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This study explores heritage speakers (HSs) of Turkish in Germany at an early age of development (10–15 years old), as well as age-matched monolingual controls in Turkey and Germany, using a structured elicitation task for production of passives. The aim is to see whether HSs have the representation of passives in their mental grammars and to better grasp the relative weight of factors (like literacy in the L1) that potentially contribute to the formation of HSs’ grammatical competence.