ERIC Number: EJ542910
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: 0
Conversations with Vovo: A Case Study of Child Second Language Acquisition and Loss.
Coughlan, Peter J.
Issues in Applied Linguistics, v6 n2 p123-36 Dec 1995
Examines a series of naturally-occurring phone calls between a young child and his grandmother in the child's second language (L2), Portuguese. Notes that during the calls the child's L2 appears to increase in complexity, but is subsequently abandoned. Argues that this abandonment requires an examination of the language's role in the larger sociocultural activity in which it is used. (nine references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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