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Austin, Jennifer; Blume, Maria; Sanchez, Liliana – Hispania, 2013
In this exploratory study of subtractive bilingualism in Spanish-English bilingual children, we present evidence that crosslinguistic influence has a selective effect on heritage first language loss. Differences in feature strength between English and Spanish in interrogative and negative polarity item (NPI) sentences seem to affect the…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Syntax, Language Acquisition, Second Language Learning