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Cross-Linguistic Influence of Competing Knowledge (CLICK): Comparative Morphosyntactic Variations in Heritage Language Development

Project description

What happens when Farsi meets French or Spanish?

Language learning takes a long time. It is not a simple task and the precise duration or final proficiency level depends on many factors, including age, aptitude, teaching programme and access to interaction in the new language. In the context of globalisation and immigration, researchers are focusing on immigrants. How immigrants acquire and use multiple languages is a question with few answers. The EU-funded CLICK project will investigate how developmental trajectories of native minority languages (heritage languages) are shaped alongside the societal languages in their children who are heritage speakers. Specifically, the project will study heritage speakers of Persian/Farsi in contact with two societally dominant languages in France and Spain. Using offline and online methodologies, CLICK will generate hypotheses about human language.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET
Net EU contribution
€ 202 158,72
Address
Hansine Hansens Veg 14
9019 Tromso
Norway

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Region
Norge Nord-Norge Troms og Finnmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00