Quantitative analyses in a multivariate study of language attrition: the impact of extralinguistic factors

@article{Schmid2010QuantitativeAI,
  title={Quantitative analyses in a multivariate study of language attrition: the impact of extralinguistic factors},
  author={Monika S. Schmid and Elise Dusseldorp},
  journal={Second Language Research},
  year={2010},
  volume={26},
  pages={125 - 160}
}
Most linguistic processes — acquisition, change, deterioration — take place in and are determined by a complex and multifactorial web of language internal and language external influences. This implies that the impact of each individual factor can only be determined on the basis of a careful consideration of its interplay with all other factors. The present study investigates to what degree a number of sociolinguistic and extralinguistic factors, which have been previously demonstrated or… 

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