This website is intended to be a source of information about the process of forgetting a native language in immigrants and bilinguals – a linguistic development called ‘first language attrition’.

It provides information both for non-linguists who are interested in learning more about language attrition and for researchers intending to study it experimentally.

language-attrition-bookThese pages are currently under development and I will aim to add more information over time. If you have any questions relating to the process of language attrition or bilingualism in general which are not answered here, please email me at mschmid@essex.ac.uk

Please also check out the language attrition Facebook page.




Monika S. Schmid
Professor of Linguistics,
University of Essex