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Quoting Benct Philip Jonsson <[log in to unmask]>:

> Clearly it would have been more advanced at that age if I
> had had more regular German interlocutors than my mother, my
> aunt and one of the physiotherapists at my Kindergarten for
> disabled children, and thus the incentive to conform and
> correct had been stronger. I wonder if there has been any
> research on the difference between children learning a
> language being immersed in a community, or only from a few
> adults in an immigrant milieu?

From my sporadic reading of _Lärarnas tidning_, it seems to be fairly common
that children of immigrants, who more-or-less only speak the ancestral language
with family and relatives, learn that language quite poorly. This is commonly
advanced as a reason for whatever _hemspråksundervisning_ is called in English
(lit. "home language tuition").


                                                      Andreas