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Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology

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Language attrition: mechanisms of occurrence, features of study and prospects for further research 144

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Malyshevskaya A.S.
Research Assistant, Centre for Cognition and Decision making, Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8082-711X
e-mail: asmalyshevskaya@edu.hse.ru

Gallо F.
junior research fellow, Centre for Cognition and Decision making, Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4343-4664
e-mail: fgallo@hse.ru

Bermudez-Margaretto B.
PhD, research fellow, Centre for Cognition and Decision making, Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3687-3634
e-mail: bermudezmargaretto@gmail.com

Shtyrov Yu.Yu.
PhD, leading research fellow, Aarhus Universitet, Aarhus, Denmark
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7203-4902
e-mail: yury@cfin.au.dk

Chitaya T.D.
bachelor’s degree, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8223-4705
e-mail: chitaya.tam@gmail.com

Petrova A.A.
PhD, Research Fellow, Centre for Cognition and Decision making, Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0899-4583
e-mail: lirinka@gmail.com

Myachykov A.V.
PhD, leading research fellow, Department of Psychology, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, Great Britain
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1489-8582
e-mail: andriy.myachykov@northumbria.ac.uk

Abstract
This theoretical review clarifies the concept of "language attrition " by defining the phenomenological and contextual features of its utilization, discussing the definition of contradictions, and suggesting potential directions for future research. Taking into account existing data, we regard the existing approaches to language attrition and analyze the mechanisms underlying the phenomenon. This analysis seems to be the first step in building up an integral theoretical model summarizing the available empirical data. It helps to apply a neurobiological approach, allowing to identify neural markers of language attrition at different levels of language processing and within different language categories. To this end, we propose specific experimental approaches to recording neural traces of attrition and formulate working hypotheses based on proposed experimental paradigms.

Keywords: language attrition, bilingualism, interlingual interactions, EEG/MEG, FMRI.

Column: Neurosciences

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/jmfp.2021100111

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Funding

The study was carried out with the financial support of the Russian Science Foundation, project No. 19-18-00550.

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