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Other: Language contact and language attrition

Claudia Maria Riehl

This paper starts from the different notions of contact-induced language change, individual language attrition and societal language loss. It will discuss the different processes involved (transfer, restructuring and simplification strategies), both from a cognitive and linguistic perspective. The particular processes will be illustrated by examples from language contact situations worldwide. While the focus will be on first and second generation speakers of German as a heritage language, the paper will also give an insight into the development of language contact settings in German-speaking enclaves in Eastern Europe, Australia and Latin America.


Day: 2019-11-28
Start time: 11:00
Duration: 01:00
Room: Oettingenstr. 67 BU101

Language: en



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