A dynamic perspective on late bilinguals’ linguistic development in an L2 environment

@article{Opitz2013ADP,
  title={A dynamic perspective on late bilinguals’ linguistic development in an L2 environment},
  author={Conny Opitz},
  journal={International Journal of Bilingualism},
  year={2013},
  volume={17},
  pages={701 - 715}
}
  • Conny Opitz
  • Published 1 December 2013
  • Linguistics
  • International Journal of Bilingualism
This paper provides a dynamic perspective on the linguistic development of adult bilinguals in an L2 environment, and an empirical test for the principles formulated within a dynamic systems approach to L1 attrition. It presents a qualitative analysis of the personal narratives of the post-migratory linguistic development of 27 adult German–English bilinguals residing in Ireland, with particular focus on two participants’ stories. Participants responded to a comprehensive sociolinguistic… 

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