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Informes del Observatorio / Observatorio Reports

Edición Instituto Cervantes at FAS - Harvard University

The acquisition of Spanish by third generation children pdf (973.55 KB) 

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.

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