Language Acquisition

The inclusion of language acquisition data allows insight into the processes of language shift and language loss and contributes to the small but growing collection of child language data from non-European languages. Especially as most children grow up multilingually (often three and more languages), it is crucial to see how this fact affects the maintainance of a particular language tradition. This adds to our understanding of what factors need to be present for a language to be preserved, and what are the crucial acquisitional processes that hamper preservation.

Project Structure and Main Goals