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Book: The Five-Minute Linguist

Chapter: 21. Can You Lose Language?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.38140


This chapter addresses language loss as the result of a neurological condition, such as aphasia and dementia, as well as the loss of one’s first language as a result of migration and/or increased dominance of another language.

Chapter Contributors

  • Daniel Kempler ( - dkempler) 'Emerson College'
  • Mira Goral ( - mgoral) 'City University of New York'