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Issues in Spanish heritage morphosyntax

Diego Pascual y Cabo
Published Online: 2015-08-25 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/shll-2015-0015


The goal of this article is to provide an overview of current issues in the field of Spanish heritage speaker bilingualism from a formal-generative linguistic perspective. We consider previous research findings and how these have shaped our understanding of the differential nature of heritage speaker grammars. Finally, we identify a list of future lines of investigation.

Keywords: Spanish heritage speakers; bilingual development; cross-linguistic influence; incomplete acquisition; input differences


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Published Online: 2015-08-25

Published in Print: 2015-09-01

Citation Information: Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 389–401, ISSN (Online) 2199-3386, ISSN (Print) 1939-0238, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/shll-2015-0015.

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