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

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).

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Mah, Boon Yih
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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
Journal or Publication Title: Esteem Academic Journal
ISSN: 1675-7939
Volume: 5
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 61-70
Keywords: First language (LI) transfer; Second language acquisition (SLA); English as a second language (ESL); Interlanguage
Date: 2009
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/14815
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