Towards a Model of Language Attrition: Neurobiological and Psychological Contributions
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Towards a Model of Language Attrition: Neurobiological and Psychological Contributions

  • Author(s): Yoshitomi, Asako
  • et al.
Abstract

Research in L2 attrition is a relatively new enterprise which is in need of a comprehensive theory/model. This paper presents a tentative cognitive-psychological model of language attrition, which draws on information from studies in L2 attrition, neurobiology, and psychology. This is to demonstrate that a model based on consideration of the brain has the potential of providing a plausible account of the process of language attrition, as well as the process of language acquisition.

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