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Terminology Matters! Why Difference Is Not Incompleteness and How Early Child Bilinguals Are Heritage Speakers.
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016)
This paper integrates research on child simultaneous bilingual (2L1) acquisition more directly into the heritage language (HL) acquisition literature. The 2L1 literature mostly focuses on development in childhood, whereas heritage speakers (HSs) are often tested at an endstate in adulthood. However, insights from child 2L1 acquisition must be considered in HL acquisition theorizing precisely ...
Differences in use without deficiencies in competence: passives in the Turkish and German of Turkish heritage speakers in Germany.
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017)
Determining how and why adult outcomes of heritage speaker (HS) bilingualism differ from monolinguals is difficult because it requires the reconstruction of developmental paths from end-state data. In an effort to address this issue, we examine HSs of Turkish in Germany at an early age of development (10-15 years old, n=22), as well as age-matched monolingual controls in Turkey (n=20) and Germany ...
Heritage language acquisition: What it reveals and why it is important for formal linguistic theories
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-08-30)
This paper discusses the interplay between acquisition and theory construction. It endeavors to show how a more direct and crucially bi‐directional relationship between formal linguistic theory and the study of heritage language bilingualism can provide mutual benefit. It will be argued that data from acquisition—not exclusively but indeed especially from heritage language bilingualism—provide windows ...
Terminology matters on theoretical grounds too!: Coherent grammars cannot be incomplete
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-07-04)
Herein, we provide counterargumentation to some of Domínguez, Hicks, and Slabakova's claims that the term <i>incomplete acquisition</i> is conceptually necessary on theoretical grounds for describing the outcome grammars of heritage language bilingualism. Specifically, we clarify their claim that previous challenging of the term in our and others’ work is primarily based on a misconceived belief ...