Dominant-language replacement: The case of international adoptees*

@article{Hyltenstam2009DominantlanguageRT,
  title={Dominant-language replacement: The case of international adoptees*},
  author={Kenneth Hyltenstam and Emanuel Bylund and Niclas Abrahamsson and Hyeon Sook Park},
  journal={Bilingualism: Language and Cognition},
  year={2009},
  volume={12},
  pages={121 - 140}
}
This article challenges a recent proposal for the theoretical interpretation of L1 and L2 interaction that results from the abrupt change of language environment in internationally adopted children. According to this proposal (Pallier, Dehaene, Poline, LeBihan, Argenti, Depoux and Mehler, 2003; Ventureyra, Pallier and Yoo, 2004), such children experience a total loss of their L1, while, as adults, they exhibit a nativelike ultimate attainment of their L2. These authors suggest that what they… 

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