Attriters and Bilinguals: What’s in a Name?

Gallo, Federico, Ramanujan, Keerthi, Shtyrov, Yury and Myachykov, Andriy (2021) Attriters and Bilinguals: What’s in a Name? Frontiers in Psychology, 12. p. 558228. ISSN 1664-1078

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The use of language as a universal tool for communication and interaction is the backbone of human society. General sociocultural milieu and specific contextual factors can strongly influence various aspects of linguistic experience, including language acquisition and use and the respective internal neurolinguistic processes. This is particularly relevant in the case of bilingualism, which encompasses a diverse set of linguistic experiences, greatly influenced by societal, cultural, educational, and personal factors. In this perspective piece, we focus on a specific type of linguistic experience: non-pathological first-language (L1) attrition—a phenomenon that is strongly tied to immersion in non-L1 environments. We present our view on what may be the essence of L1 attrition and suggest ways of examining it as a type of bilingual experience, in particular with relation to its neurocognitive bases.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funding information: The present study has been supported by Russian Science Foundation Grant (Project No. 19-18-00550) to the HSE University.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Psychology, bilingualism, L1 attrition, bilingual experience, L2 immersion, sociocultural changes
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2021 09:29
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2023 16:30

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