Issues in Applied Linguistics
Towards a Model of Language Attrition: Neurobiological and Psychological Contributions
- Author(s): Yoshitomi, Asako
- et al.
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.