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Progression and Regression in Language

Progression and Regression in Language
Sociocultural, Neuropsychological and Linguistic Perspectives

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Kenneth Hyltenstam, Åke Viberg, Peter Mühlhaüsler, Jane Hill, Don Kulick, Jean Berko Gleason, Loraine K. Obler, Christopher Stroud, Ruth Berman, Anne Holmen, Suzzane Schlyter, Roger Andersen, Henning Wode, Bjorn Hammarberg, Roy C. Major
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  • Date Published: January 1994
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521438742

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  • This crosslinguistic collection looks at changes and developments in language known as progression and regression. The processes are examined and compared at the societal and individual level. In the former, the focus is on the socio-cultural forces that influence groups of speakers to create new languages or abandon old ones. In the latter, the acquisition and attrition of first and second languages are considered. The theoretical issues around this topic are addressed from sociological, neuropsychological and linguistic perspectives.

    • Latest in CUP batch of books on bilingualism
    • Growing fields of bilingualism and language progression/regression are of interest to linguists in many different specialisms
    • Hyltenstam well-known as head of Bilingualism Centre. Contributors European and American, many Press authors
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    • Date Published: January 1994
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521438742
    • length: 502 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.67kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Linguistic progression and regression: an introduction Kenneth Hyltenstam and Åke Viberg
    Part II. The Sociological Setting:
    2. The role of pidgin and creole languages in languages progression and regression Peter Mühlhaüsler
    3. Structure and practice in language shift Jane Hill
    4. Growing up monolingual in a multilingual community: how language socialisation patterns are leading to language shift in Gapun (Papua New Guinea) Don Kulick
    5. Language change in a creole continuum: decreolisation? Charlene Sato
    Part III. Psycho- and Neurolinguistic Aspects:
    6. Neurolinguistic aspects of first language acquisition and loss Jean Berko Gleason
    7. Neurolinguistic aspects of second language development and attrition Loraine K. Obler
    8. Second language acquisition as a function of age: research findings and methodological issues
    9. Second language regression Alzheimer's dementia Kenneth Hyltenstam and Christopher Stroud
    Part IV. The Linguistic Perspective:
    10. Crosslinguistic perspectives on native language acquisition Ruth Berman
    11. Syntactic development in Danish L2 Anne Holmen
    12. The weaker language in bilingual Swedish–French children Suzzane Schlyter
    13. Four operating principles and input distribution as explanations for underdeveloped and mature morphological systems Roger Andersen
    14. Crosslinguistic perspectives on lexical organisation and lexical progression Åke Viberg
    15. Attrition or expansion? changes in the lexicon of Finnish and American adult bilinguals in Sweden Sally Boyd
    Part V. The Linguistic Perspective 2: Phonology:
    16. The development of phonological abilities Henning Wode
    17. The course of development in second language phonology acquisition: a natural path or strategic choice? Bjorn Hammarberg
    18. Sociolinguistic factors in loss and acquisition of phonology Roy C. Major

  • Editors

    Kenneth Hyltenstam

    Ake Viberg


    Kenneth Hyltenstam, Åke Viberg, Peter Mühlhaüsler, Jane Hill, Don Kulick, Jean Berko Gleason, Loraine K. Obler, Christopher Stroud, Ruth Berman, Anne Holmen, Suzzane Schlyter, Roger Andersen, Henning Wode, Bjorn Hammarberg, Roy C. Major

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