Edición Instituto Cervantes at FAS - Harvard University
Informes del Observatorio / Observatorio Reports. 005-11/2014EN. (Orig.)
Abstract: In societal bilingualism, the functionally restricted language evidences, among other phenomena, the simplification of some grammatical domains. In this context, a recurring question is whether this stage of grammatical simplification is due to incomplete acquisition in the early years of a bilingual’s life, or a result of processes of attrition or loss. This paper points out similarities between the developing bilingual siblings and adult heritage speakers in the preceding discussion.