Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1822/30561

TitleUnderstanding heritage language acquisition : some contributions from the research on heritage speakers of European Portuguese
Author(s)Flores, Cristina
KeywordsEuropean Portuguese
Heritage speaker
Native speaker
Clitics
VP ellipsis
Input
Issue date2015
PublisherElsevier
JournalLingua
CitationFlores, C. (2015). Understanding heritage language acquisition. Some contributions from the research on heritage speakers of European Portuguese. Lingua, 164, 251-265. doi: 10.1016/j.lingua.2014.09.008
Abstract(s)The present paper aims to contribute to our understanding of heritage language acquisition by focusing on the results of three studies on heritage speakers of European Portuguese living in Germany (Flores and Barbosa, 2014, Santos and Flores, 2013 and Rinke and Flores, 2014), thus highlighting the European perspective on this topic. The participants of these studies are second-generation immigrants who use their heritage language productively in their daily interactions. In particular it is argued that heritage speakers are highly proficient bilingual speakers who develop a particular linguistic knowledge because they are exposed to particular input conditions. In this sense, the proficiency of heritage speakers cannot be described as the outcome of a deficient, incomplete acquisition process, but rather as an instance of native language development.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/30561
DOI10.1016/j.lingua.2014.09.008
ISSN0024-3841
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:CEHUM - Artigos publicados em revistas

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Lingua Article_Authors Version.pdf481,05 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Partilhe no FacebookPartilhe no TwitterPartilhe no DeliciousPartilhe no LinkedInPartilhe no DiggAdicionar ao Google BookmarksPartilhe no MySpacePartilhe no Orkut
Exporte no formato BibTex mendeley Exporte no formato Endnote Adicione ao seu ORCID