Publication details [#65862]

Stevens, Gillian and Graziela Dekeyser. 2019. Maintaining one language while learning another: Moroccan children in Belgium. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 40 (2) : 148–163.
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Language as a subject
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This article explores the level to which children of Moroccan origin living in Antwerp, Belgium preserve their ability in their parents’ heritage language (HL), the level to which they acquire and speak Dutch, and how their parents' and siblings' HL/language use affect this. Data stem from over 300 children.