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ERIC Number: ED360843
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 25
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ISSN: ISSN-0959-2253
Influence of Languages Other than the L1 on a Foreign Language: A Case of Transfer from L2 to L3.
Sikogukira, Matutin
Edinburgh Working Papers in Applied Linguistics, v4 p110-132 1993
Most research on language transfer has been conducted on the first and second language. This paper describes a case of transfer from the second language to the third language, specifically the influence of French (L2) on the learning of English (L3). The study focuses on French-English lexical cognates and suggests that although the learners perceive French and English as closely related, they do not adopt a wholesale transfer strategy. Their assessment of the transferability of the cognates seems to depend on such factors as the category of cognates, the sense relations holding between cognates and other semantically related lexemes, and the learners' level of proficiency. (Author/JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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