Language attrition: mechanisms of occurrence, features of study and prospects for further research

Malyshevskaya, A.S., Gallо, F., Bermudez-Margaretto, B., Shtyrov, Yu.Yu., Chitaya, T.D., Petrova, A.A. and Myachykov, Andriy (2021) Language attrition: mechanisms of occurrence, features of study and prospects for further research. Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 10 (1). pp. 111-124. ISSN 2304-4977

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Abstract

his theoretical review clarifies the concept of "language attrition " by defining the phenomenological and contextual features of its utilization, discussing the definition of contradictions, and suggesting potential directions for future research. Taking into account existing data, we regard the existing approaches to language attrition and analyze the mechanisms underlying the phenomenon. This analysis seems to be the first step in building up an integral theoretical model summarizing the available empirical data. It helps to apply a neurobiological approach, allowing to identify neural markers of language attrition at different levels of language processing and within different language categories. To this end, we propose specific experimental approaches to recording neural traces of attrition and formulate working hypotheses based on proposed experimental paradigms.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: language attrition, bilingualism, interlingual interactions, EEG/MEG, FMRI
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Q100 Linguistics
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2021 09:14
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 14:39
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/45982

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