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ERIC Number: ED460625
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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Eesti Ja Vene Opilased Soome Kaandsona Mitmuse Vormide Moodustajatena: Testi Tulemuste Statistiline Ulevaade (Learning Finnish as a Second Language in Estonia: Results of a Test).
Kaivapalu, Annekatrin
This report is based on a test that was arranged in April and May of 1997 among first- and second-year students at Tallinn Pedagogical University who studied the Finnish language as a general subject and among the students of the eleventh and twelfth grades in some Estonian secondary schools. There were among 105 Estonians and 25 Russians among the answerers. All had studied Finnish for at least one school year, the results of the test showed that the mother tongue does not help Estonians in forming the plural forms of the Finnish nominals. Compared with the Estonian students' answers, the percentage of correct answers of the Russian students is much higher only in the case of gradational words. It is much more difficult to choose the correct stem than the case and the plural allomorph: the more uninflected the stem is, the less mistakes are made. Expectedly, both Estonians and Russians succeeded best in forming the plural forms of the nominatives. The least correct forms were to be found in the Russians' translatives and in the Estonians' illatives. The results of the Estonians varied most in illative, while in the Russians' answers, the greatest variation was in nominative and translative. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: Estonian
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