Volume 15, Issue 2
  • ISSN 0155-0640
  • E-ISSN: 1833-7139
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In this paper data are presented on some aspects of metalinguistic awareness in Dutch adults who emigrated to Australia at least 25 years ago. A grammatically judgement test was administered to 37 informants in Melbourne. The data show that the migrants do not differ significantly from a control group in the Netherlands. This outcome, which is in line with earlier findings from Dutch migrants in France, suggests that metalinguistic skills in L1 are extremely resistent to attrition.


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