Non-tutored L2-acquisition of German by English-speaking children

1974-1979

This project parallels the 1975 one on L2 English/L1 German to provide data on the reverse combination of languages, i.e. L2 German/L1 English. The subjects were English children from British families who spent several years in the Kiel area as part of the British commitments within NATO. These children attended the regular German pre schools and/or primary schools. Data collection was as in the 1975 project on L2 English/L1 German. The structural areas studied in detail are early sentence pattern, negation, some lexical issues.

Principal collaborators: S. Felix, D. Lange