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ERIC Number: EJ1066585
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1533-242X
An Investigation into the Tense/Aspect Preferences of Turkish Speakers of English and Native English Speakers in Their Oral Narration
Bada, Erdogan; Genc, Bilal
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, v7 n1 p141-150 Apr 2007
The study of SLA began around the beginning of the 70s with the emergence of both theoretical and empirical studies. Undoubtedly, the acquisition of tense/aspect, besides other topics, has attracted much interest from researchers. This study investigated the use of telic and atelic verb forms in the oral production of Turkish speakers of English (non-native speakers or NNSs) and native speakers of English (NSs). To elicit how the foreground and background of narrative formed; which tense/aspect is preferred in the foreground and background, each participant produced one monologue whose topic was retelling a film. The results showed that the discourse of non-native speakers exhibit target-like qualities not only in terms of usage of verbs according to their inherent semantic aspect of verbs only but also in terms of distribution of verb types in the foreground and background of discourse.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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