[Edling] Can you lose your native language?

Francis Hult francis.hult at englund.lu.se
Fri Jun 15 03:39:00 EDT 2018


BBC


Can you lose your native language?


“The minute you start learning another language, the two systems start to compete with each other,” says Monika Schmid, a linguist at the University of Essex...Mingling with other native speakers actually can make things worse, since there’s little incentive to stick to one language if you know that both will be understood. The result is often a linguistic hybrid.


Full story:
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180606-can-you-lose-your-native-language

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