The effects of late acquisition of L2 and the consequences of immigration on L1 for semantic and morpho-syntactic language aspects

@article{Scherag2004TheEO,
  title={The effects of late acquisition of L2 and the consequences of immigration on L1 for semantic and morpho-syntactic language aspects},
  author={Andr{\'e} Scherag and Lisa Demuth and Frank R{\"o}sler and Helen J. Neville and Brigitte R{\"o}der},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2004},
  volume={93},
  pages={b97-b108}
}
It has been hypothesized that some aspects of a second language (L2) might be learned easier than others if a language is learned late. On the other hand, non-use might result in a loss of language skills in one's native, i.e. one's first language (L1) (language attrition). To study which, if any, aspects of language are affected by either late acquisition or non-use, long-term German immigrants to the US and English native speakers who are long-term immigrants to Germany as well as two… CONTINUE READING

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