Heritage speaker competence differences, language change, and input type: Inflected infinitives in Heritage Brazilian Portuguese

@article{Rothman2007HeritageSC,
  title={Heritage speaker competence differences, language change, and input type: Inflected infinitives in Heritage Brazilian Portuguese},
  author={Jason Rothman},
  journal={International Journal of Bilingualism},
  year={2007},
  volume={11},
  pages={359 - 389}
}
  • J. Rothman
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Bilingualism
It has been argued that colloquial dialects of Brazilian Portuguese (BP) have undergone significant linguistic change resulting in the loss of inflected infinitives (e.g., Pires, 2002, 2006). Since BP adults, at least educated ones, have complete knowledge of inflected infinitives, the implicit claim is that they are transmitted via formal education in the standard dialect. In the present article, I test one of the latent predictions of such claims; namely, the fact that heritage speakers of BP… Expand

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