Some Data on Second Language Acquisition and Retention by Older Children

  • Edith Trager Johnson
Part of the Cognition and Language: A Series in Psycholinguistics book series (CALS)


During the anxious days of the Six Day War in Israel in 1967, concerned colleagues and family members asked then and for months afterwards if I were truly going to go through with being a Fulbright Lecturer at Tel Aviv University. They were especially worried because I was going as a single parent with three young sons. Let me hasten to say that I went and that we all found it the most rewarding year of our lives up to that point.


Language Acquisition American School Glottal Stop Older Child Happy Accident 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edith Trager Johnson
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  1. 1.Linguistics ProgramSan José State UniversityUSA

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