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attriter

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EtymologyEdit

attrite +‎ -er

NounEdit

attriter (plural attriters)

  1. One who, or that which, attrites.
  2. (linguistics) One who has lost certain abilities in a language by learning and using a different language.
    Attriters often experience lexical access problems, i.e. a discrepancy between what they would like to say, their communicative intention, and what they still know how to say in their L1. (Monika S Schmid (Q52147493) (2004) First Language Attrition: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Methodological Issues, John Benjamins Publishing, →ISBN, page 196)