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Language Loss and Ageing

Language development does not always mean language learning

Mention language development and people normally think of language learning, or acquisition, whether it be a native or second language.

However, development doesn't always refer to this upward trajectory. Previously-known languages can be forgotten through, for example:

  • the language no longer being used following migration (visit this website on first language attrition to learn more)

  • linguistic knowledge being affected by ageing, illness or trauma

  • changes in multilingual language use across a community

View our research projects on language loss and ageing below:

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Centre for Research in Language Development throughout the Lifespan (LaDeLi) University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
Telephone: 01206 872083