Language Loss
(4,370 words)

1. Introduction

Language loss refers to a variety of phenomena relating to the loss of a whole language or a portion thereof by an individual or a speech community (Freed 1982:1; Jaspaert a.o. 1986:38; Lambert and Freed 1982:6). Different definitions converge onto an understanding of language loss as partial or complete di…

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Abderrahman El Aissati, “Language Loss”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 18 August 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol2_0087>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831



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