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Progression and Regression in Language : Sociocultural, Neuropsychological and Linguistic Perspectives - Kenneth Hyltenstam

Progression and Regression in Language

Sociocultural, Neuropsychological and Linguistic Perspectives

By: Kenneth Hyltenstam (Editor), Ake Viberg (Editor)

Paperback Published: 28th March 1994
ISBN: 9780521438742
Number Of Pages: 502

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This crosslinguistic collection looks at changes and developments in language involving gain or loss in structural complexity or utility. The dynamics of these processes of progression and regression are examined at the societal and the individual level, and the two are compared. In the former, the focus is on the social and cultural forces that influence groups of speakers to create new languages or abandon old ones. In the latter, the acquisition and attrition of both first and second languages are considered. Questions raised include: Can parallel structural patterning be observed in whole languages and in the individual's version of a language? Is there parallelism between progression and regression? Can changes occurring in progression and regression be interpreted in a typological framework? These are addressed from sociological, neuropsychological, and linguistic perspectives.

Linguistic progression and regression: an introduction
The Sociological Setting
The role of pidgin and creole languages in languages progression and regression
Structure and practice in language shift
Growing up monolingual in a multilingual community: how language socialisation patterns are leading to language shift in Gapun (Papua New Guinea)
Language change in a creole continuum: decreolisation?
Psycho- and Neurolinguistic Aspects
Neurolinguistic aspects of first language acquisition and loss
Neurolinguistic aspects of second language development and attrition
Second language acquisition as a function of age: research findings and methodological issues
Second language regression Alzheimer's dementia
The Linguistic Perspective
Crosslinguistic perspectives on native language acquisition
Syntactic development in Danish L2
The weaker language in bilingual Swedish-French children
Four operating principles and input distribution as explanations for underdeveloped and mature morphological systems
Crosslinguistic perspectives on lexical organisation and lexical progression
Attrition or expansion? changes in the lexicon of Finnish and American adult bilinguals in Sweden
The Linguistic Perspective 2: Phonology
The development of phonological abilities
The course of development in second language phonology acquisition: a natural path or strategic choice?
Sociolinguistic factors in loss and acquisition of phonology
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ISBN: 9780521438742
ISBN-10: 0521438748
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 502
Published: 28th March 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.84 x 15.34  x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.8

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