The fields of Second Language Acquisition (SLA) and bilingualism are combined in this study to describe language experience using a flexible bilingual spectrum model in which political, economic and social factors are used to analyze levels of bilingualism. A native Russian speaker who learned English in the U.S.S.R. is interviewed and the results are analyzed in a case study, showing the language experience analysis may be enhanced using impact factors juxtaposed with a bilingual spectrum that is modifiable.
Key words: Bilingualism and SLA, spectrum, impact factors, case study, adult bilinguals.
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