ERIC Number: EJ622014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Loss of Gender Agreement in L1 Attrition: Preliminary Results.
Anderson, Raquel T.
Bilingual Research Journal, v23 n4 p389-408 Fall 1999
First-language attrition and loss of noun-phrase gender agreement were studied for 22 months with two Puerto Rican sisters, beginning at ages 6.6 and 4.6 years. Analysis of taped mother-child conversations suggests that Spanish gender agreement morphology is vulnerable to language loss. Subjects' gender errors were related to their language contact situation. (Contains 53 references.) (Author/SV)
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Error Patterns, Language Skill Attrition, Linguistic Input, Longitudinal Studies, Spanish, Spanish Speaking, Young Children
Online at http://brj.asu.edu/v234/indexg.html.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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