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Language Attrition
- phenomenon of forgetting langauge is interesting for linguists
- loss of langauge in individuals as in whole speech communities
- maybe medical reasons (dementia, aphasia)

- immediate loss of language attrition starts after stopping to use it
- 2 years of stable proficiency
- retrieval of an acquired language is easier than acquireing a new
- lexis is more affected by language attririon than grammar

- critical threshold (age), younger learner have less difficulty to
  acquire a language, but attrite it faster
- same for beginner and advanced learner
Source: Language Attrition
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Author: Nervensaege
Main topic: Anglistik
Topic: Applied Linguistics
Published: 03.05.2010




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