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ERIC Number: EJ1058126
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0008-4506
L1/L2 Differences in the Acquisition of Form-Meaning Pairings in a Second Language
McManus, Kevin
Canadian Modern Language Review, v71 n2 p51-77 May 2015
This paper examines the impact of L1/L2 form-meaning differences in the domain of aspect to investigate whether L2 learners are able to acquire properties of the L2 that are different from the L1. Oral data were collected from English- and German-speaking university learners of French L2 (n = 75) at two different levels of proficiency. The results show that appropriate use of aspect morphology at the advanced stages of learning is significantly influenced by differences in L1 background, with significant differences also revealed between French native speakers and L2 learners. The results suggest that an important role must be attributed to L1/L2 form-meaning mapping differences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany; United Kingdom (England)