FOSSILIZATION

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a term in second language acquisition where the person's skills fall short of attaining native proficiency in the language. See idiolect; interlanguage; language transfer.

FOSSILIZATION: "Joe had reached a fossilisation stage while learning Spanish."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "FOSSILIZATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/fossilization/ (accessed August 10, 2022).

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