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Second Language Vocabulary Attrition

  1. Lynne Hansen

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal1056

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Hansen, L. 2012. Second Language Vocabulary Attrition. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


The forgetting of words is commonly experienced by learners of languages after the mother tongue.


  • cognitive science;
  • endangered languages;
  • psycholinguistics;
  • second language acquisition;
  • child language;
  • vocabulary