The manifestation of native language transfer in ESL learning / Mah Boon Yih

Mah, Boon Yih (2009) The manifestation of native language transfer in ESL learning / Mah Boon Yih. Esteem Academic Journal, 5 (2). pp. 61-70. ISSN 1675-7939

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Abstract

English language has always been a perceived problem for Chinese ESL learners particularly on syntactical rules in sentence construction. However, not many studies have been conducted with a specific focus on the interlanguage of Chinese ESL learners. This study is primarily concerned about how the learner's existing linguistic knowledge influences the course of English language development among Chinese ESL learners. This constitutes a suitable starting point to focus on the similarities and differences of learners' language patterns to their target language as it may be one of the possible results of the manifestation of learners' native language transfer. The study of first language (LI) transfer involves the study of errors (negative transfer), avoidance of target language forms, and their overuse (overgeneralization).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: First language (LI) transfer; Second language acquisition (SLA); English as a second language (ESL); Interlanguage
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Language. Linguistic theory. Comparative grammar > Philosophy, origin, etc. of language > Language acquisition > Interlanguage
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Language and languages
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pulau Pinang
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitan 1
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2016 06:30
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2016 06:30
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/14815

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