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ERIC Number: EJ392318
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
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Language Reversion Revisited.
De Bot, Kees; Clyne, Michael
Studies in Second Language Acquisition, v11 n2 p167-77 Jun 1989
A longitudinal study on language maintenance and loss among Dutch-English bilinguals in Australia revealed little loss in both languages over the years. This leads to the hypothesis of a "critical threshold" that must be reached to retain the second language. First language reversion appears commonly among immigrants who did not reach this threshold. 25 references. (Author/JR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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