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By Barbara Kopke, Monika S. Schmid, Merel Keijzer, Susan Dostert

This choice of articles presents theoretical foundations and views for language attrition study. Its goal is to let investigations of L1 attrition to avail themselves extra totally and extra essentially of the theoretical frameworks which were formulated with admire to SLA and bilingualism. within the 13 papers accumulated right here, specialists particularly disciplines of bilingualism, similar to neurolinguistics, formal linguistics, touch linguistics and language and id, offer an in-depth viewpoint on L1 attrition so that it will make the interpretation of concept to speculation more uncomplicated for destiny examine.

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Another is the problem of reconciling two fundamental dimensions of change, ones that are normally kept strictly apart but which really ought to be more closely and clearly related. I refer here to the dimension which involves abstract knowledge states on the one hand and, on the other, the processing dimension where the focus is on the workings of cognitive, psychological mechanisms operating in real time. We are able to talk in fairly vague terms about how we think the socio-, psycho- and purely linguistic aspects of attrition 40 Mike Sharwood Smith are all related but to do this in very precise and interesting ways requires an overarching theoretical framework and an associated metalanguage that can make this achievable.

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