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ERIC Number: EJ912820
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1479-0718
"Ich Brauche Mix-Cough": Cross-Linguistic Influence Involving German, English and Farsi
Kazzazi, Kerstin
International Journal of Multilingualism, v8 n1 p63-79 Feb 2011
This paper deals with cross-linguistic influence (CLI) in early trilingualism involving the languages German, English and Farsi. The data come from the case study of the author's two children growing up in a trilingual family within a monolingual German-speaking environment. Specific types of CLI from the non-dominant language Farsi on German and English are explained as being triggered by structural features of Farsi that cater to general cognitive tendencies towards iconicity and transparency, thus providing a unifying conceptual explanation for what may be termed "minority influence".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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