Language Maintenance in Children

  • Jennifer Banh


The purpose of this paper aims to explore the different areas of language maintenance and the pressures for a child to abandon their native tongue and adopt the dominant language. The first area that will be investigated is the attitude of the individual. Secondly, the attitude of the parents will be examined. Lastly, the educational system and the influences it has on the maintenance of language will be explored. This paper hopes to develop a deeper understanding in language development and the way it is acquired and maintained in children.