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Romance Languages

Multilingualism and Language Acquisition

Edited By Anna Gudmundson, Laura Álvarez López and Camilla Bardel

This volume contains a collection of papers that deal with Romance linguistics from two broad perspectives: multilingualism and language acquisition. Some of the contributions investigate these phenomena in the light of language contact, language attitudes and code switching in multilingual societies or multilingual families. Others focus on the acquisition of rhythmic patterns, intonation or even emotions in a second language. Many of the contributions present themes related to oral production or speech. The book in itself is multilingual and includes papers written in Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and English.

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Anna Gudmundson is a researcher and teacher at Stockholm University. Her research concerns second language acquisition and Italian linguistics, with a special interest in morphology, vocabulary learning and the mental lexicon.

Laura Álvarez López is professor of Portuguese at Stockholm University. As a sociolinguist, her research interests encompass language contact, variation and change at all levels of linguistic analysis.

Camilla Bardel is professor of language education at Stockholm University. Her research interests lie within second and third language learning, vocabulary, syntax and pragmatics.

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